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Protect Your Homes Value with Pest Control

November 14, 2016

Anyone would love to live in the sanity of their home and not face any problems from pests. Rats eating up food and running around unexpectedly, or cockroaches flying here and there even in front of guests may be disturbing, but these pests can cause serious damage to your property.  That is why it is always recommended to get a real estate pest inspection before buying your new house. If you are planning on selling or renting your real estate in the future it is suggested to have a pest control company regularly service your property to avoid them from devaluing your property.building-joy-planning-plans

These pests and rodents can  devalue your property by chewing through walls, floors, and even electrical wires. It gets a whole lot harder to control these pests once they find their way into your home. Statistics show that termites cost more than Five billion dollars in property damages each year.

Rodents such as rats can cause serious damage by causing house fires, if they chew through electric cables, or build their nest near heat sources. Rodents can be extremely difficult to keep out as they can crawl through spaces and holes as small as a penny. To control a rodent infestation, seal up cracks and small holes in your home and ensure a proper drainage system at the foundation of your house.

Home buyers can also be scared to purchase your property because of infestations of pests such as mosquitoes, ticks, cockroaches and stinging insects. These pests which carry diseases can send people to the emergency and are a major factor for many  homebuyers. Especially if they have kids and pets which could get easily infected. If any indication of infestation from these kinds of pests exists, please make sure to call an exterminator like us to handle this issue before it gets out of hand.

Spring seems to be the time these pests multiply in number, so most of the time Aprils is set apart as the month for managing and doing-away with them.  The most effective time to take care of pest; however, is in the Fall. Fall is the time when pests are seeking the protection of your home from winter. If care is not taken during this period, they can rattle and disturb the sanity of your home throughout the whole year.

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) suggests that homeowners follow these tips to prevent pest infestations.

  • Seal all cracks and small holes in windows, doors and along the foundation of the house.
  • Repair leaky pipes or fixtures and eliminate any source of standing water that can serve as a breeding ground for insects.
  • Trim trees and bushes close to your living space and cut any branches having direct contact with your house.
  • Clean your gutters.
  • Always clean your yard and remove accumulated leaves or debris.
  • Keep your kitchen especially clean by wiping the counter tops, tables and always empty the trash. Always seal containers carrying food.
  • Keep indoor and outdoor garbage containers sealed and clean.
  • Put screens on your windows and doors.
  • Clean cluttered garages, sheds and storage areas where pest can build a nest.
  • If you have wooden floors and always, it is advisable to spray them with insect repellant from time to time.

Applying these preventive methods can help you save both the value of your house and your health. This can stop and infestation even before it begins, it is always easier to prevent a problem than solve it once it occurs. If you are looking for a pest inspection for your future home purchase please give us a call.

Thanks Mantis. You saved my family.

Tom Simpson
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