Jul 6, 2016

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The Costs of Pests: How A Pest Infestation Devalues Your Home

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You’ve decided to sell your home, and have begun taking on house projects to help you get top dollar from buyers. You’ve cleaned up the yard, possibly taken on some renovations and are working to get the house completely spotless. There is one aspect of your home’s value you may have overlooked though, and it has the ability to completely slash your asking price, regardless of updates, layout or even location: pest infestations.

Even the slightest pest problem will send a large portion of potential buyers running, and a full infestation will effectively kill any interest you’ve created through your houses best features and immaculate cleanliness. A serious problem like termites devalues your home by at least 25%, but even an excess of mosquitoes buzzing around your property or a single roach in your kitchen will deter interested buyers. We believe no home is truly staged for a successful sale without the help of a pest control expert, because pests greatly devalue your home. Here’s how:
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