This year South Florida has seen a drastic uptick in the real estate market as people are fleeing the North and heading South. Home values have seen double and even triple amounts and homes rarely stay on the market for more than a few weeks. So, how can pests effect you if you are planning to sell or purchase a home? Potential buyers may not be willing to pay a high asking price if after noticing a pest infestation.
The biggest deal breakers are termites as these are the silent destroyers. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), states that termites are responsible for over $5 billion in property damage each year. Even more staggering is the property damage and the corresponding cleanup caused by pest infestations which is not covered by insurance. Therefore, if a potential home buyer notices any signs of a pest infestation, you can bet that your home will be off the list.
Are Termites Invading?
If you’ve been finding piles of insect wings in your home, you may be understandably puzzled. This isn’t a sign of a new infestation. These wings are left behind by the swarmer’s, who shed their wings after a time. If you see this, it’s a sign of a big problem that needs to be fixed as quickly as possible. The sooner you wipe out termites, the less damage your home will sustain.
Could It Be Bed Bugs?
There’s more to consider… Bed Bugs… these tiny bugs can quickly deter a potential home buyer. Bed bugs are rapidly becoming one of the most important urban pests. Bed bugs are parasites that feed on the blood of humans and other animals. Even though these pests are not restricted to the bed area, beds and mattresses are the most common location for an infestation. Bed bugs use a specialized beak to pierce the skin of an unsuspecting host, and the insect will feed until it is engorged with blood. Bed bugs can cause extreme discomfort, and infestations can be detrimental to a company’s reputation. If you are concerned about bed bugs, contact us for a free quote.
How to Spot an Infestation? Keep an eye out for the following:
- Live or dead bugs around the window ledges or edge of flooring or carpet
- Piles of dirt or ant hills on the property
- Large areas of damage to the lawn or multiple brown spots
- Pest fecal droppings around the house
- Unusual odors such as musty or urine smells
- Wood that sounds hollow when you tap it
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