Are you selling a property? Are you thinking about buying a property? Pest control services for real estate are designed to help relieve the worry around pest damages when buying or selling a home. Texas is a state that requires a Wood-Destroying Insect Report for home sales; however, there are other property pests, and they plague home sellers too.
We do home inspections for wood-destroying insects, including termites; however, that is a small group of organisms from a more extensive list of home and commercial pests. How much will a colony of fire ants drop the value of your home? What about the presence of ground squirrels? Pests that do a lot of damage in a short amount of time – the list is long. Two of the most destructive or costly pests include:
- Ground Squirrels – while not a wood destroying insect, these pests can ruin your home, outbuildings, patios, decks, and other structures quickly. It is their tunneling that causes structural instability. They are not known to eat wood or damage wood. Another bad trait is that these critters form colonies. If you have one, you have a dozen or more.
- Bed Bugs – buyers are suing sellers over the presence of bed bugs in homes. While the trend is not huge, it is growing and with good reason. The cost of exterminating bed bugs can be as much if not more than having your house tented for termites. A certificate that shows the house was inspected and is free of bed bugs can be a definite game changer and reduce the chances of litigation after a home sale.
Other pests on this level can include fire ants, bats, and rodents.
Wood- Damaging-Insects Report
All home sales involve a wood-damaging-insect report. The report is the result of an inspection for termites, carpenter bees, wood-boring beetles, carpenter ants, and a few other pests. The process also involves looking for past damage and repairs and notes the presence of repairs where previous damage occurred.
We work with home buyers, home sellers, and real estate companies to alleviate the fears and reduce the risk of legal issues following the sale of a home. When pest inspections go beyond the WDI report, it can differentiate similar properties. If you are a home seller in a competitive market, showing that your home is free of bed bugs is a big deal.
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We work with both residential and commercial property owners. We also work with real estate agencies. We can provide a WDI report following an inspection. We provide emergency pest control services and ongoing pest control services that address emerging pest issues before they become a crisis.
Learn more about how we can help you by reaching out to our team. We are happy to answer your questions or schedule a service call. We do provide traditional pest control services as well as green pest control services too.