How Pests Can Stop You From Selling Your Home

How do you see your dream house? Do you have a picture of it? Indeed, owning a dream house may be one of the most exciting events in any person’s life. Right? But how would you feel if after examining the insides of your dream house, you find out it’s filled with pests all over. Would you still want to own it?

As dreadful as the experience is, the reaction is highly-likely the same for everyone. You would not want it to happen to you. It’s true. No one wants a home that is filled with those tiny insects or rodents.

Don’t underestimate pesky pests. When scouting for a property, buyers avoid houses that have pests. Plain and simple. This can make things a bit hard for you if your property is infested with pests. You may find it hard to sell the property in due time.

Pests are definitely a nuisance. Top on the list are ants, spiders, and mites. Indeed, these three may sound inconsequential. Truth be told, they can cause harm not only to the house but to the occupants as well. Worse, this problem is more prevalent than you think. A recent survey showed that about 84% of Americans have to deal with a pest infestation in a year. So before your pest problem becomes serious, you need to deal with it as fast as you can — or lose a potential sale. Here’s why.

Destroying Your Dream Home from the Inside Out

It’s easy to disregard them as they’re small. But pests are known to destroy buildings bit by bit. Having them in your home means your house and its aesthetics is under attack.

For one, pests like ants, mice, termites, rodents, and other pests destroy walls. Rodents go a bit further by damaging wiring in homes. This not only stresses you out but then you will have to spend extra bucks fixing it.

One of the most sinister is termites. By eating into the cellulose in wood, they destroy houses from the inside out. Think of them as a marauding army with the sole mission of sabotaging your home. An experiment dubbed The Tiny Termite House was conducted to show how destructive termites are. About 500,000 voracious termites were directly introduced into the soil surrounding a built-to-scale home. The result? You can barely see the damage from the outside with minor signs of their presence. But researchers found out the termites weakened the building structurally. In the end, all wall joints and the floor were gone, practically eaten away. ;

With rodents, there’s a lot you have to deal with. First is the noise they make when moving in search of their next meal. The noise can be very annoying and distracting. Especially when the rodents are many. Another problem is that they tend to build a home for themselves. And in that home, they keep bearing more rodents. Before you know it, there’s a spot in your home that serves as an amusement park for rodents.

Destroying Sales Prospects

Another culprit is carpenter ants. They can also target your walls, chewing them to oblivion, not to mention tear the floor to pieces. Now, who would want to buy a pest-infested home? If you manage to end up with a sale, you might be sued when the buyer realizes your property is weakened structurally by pests. And damage your reputation in the process.

In this regard, getting professional pest control services is wise. Not only do these experts have the experience, but they also have the tools to get the job done in no time. While you can, of course, DIY the job, that may backfire. First up, you may fall short of getting rid of the pests. Secondly, if you’re not a licensed pest inspector, you may undermine the mortgage loan. An uninspected property may not be viable for a home loan. ;

By getting rid of pests in your home, you increase the chances of selling your property faster. It’s just a plus point for you when buyers see that your property is pest-free.

And Then Some

Many people pay close attention to pests damaging their house and not their health. But then again, when dealing with pests, you always have to bear in mind that some can be really harmful to your well-being.

Ticks are known to be the cause of Lyme disease. Mosquitoes are carriers of the West Nile virus. Cockroaches have also been linked to asthma attacks. And yes, some spiders are poisonous. A bite from a poisonous spider can be life-threatening. The list goes on and on about what pests can do to your health.

Indeed pests cause certain health issues. That’s telling you getting rid of them is one great strategic move to boost your family’s health, not to mention fatten your wallet.

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