Nothing will turn off a potential buyer faster than a pest control issue. In the Northwest, homes are susceptible to invasion by termites, wildlife, rodents, moths, wasps and more. It’s important to control any of these issues before putting your house on the market. Use these tips to decipher if your home has a pest control issue before you list:
Mud tubes in the soil adjacent to the home’s foundation, wood damage, and discarded wings are all signs that you may have a termite infestation. Contact a pest control professional to evaluate the wooden structures of your home if you find any of these red flags.
Nesting materials, droppings, and eerie noises in the dark corners of your home are typically the cause of mice or rats. If you visually identify droppings, chewed drywall or newspaper, or the rodent itself, contact a pest control specialist immediately.
A yard that attracts nuisance wildlife can be a turnoff for potential buyers as well. Make sure your home has designated waste areas that are at least 10 feet from the home’s structure and have tightly closing lids.
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