Almost any real estate agent will tell you, Spring and Summer are the prime times to sell a home in the Temecula Valley (and most places). Getting a house ready to sell involves a lot of small tasks, such as fixing all those little things that don’t bother you (but might put off a potential buyer), adding a fresh coat of paint to the rooms that need it, doing a deep clean, freshening up your landscaping—the list goes on and on.
One thing you don’t want to overlook as you start prepping your house for sale is pest control. If pest control is something you’re already on top of because you’re on a regular schedule with a Temecula pest control company—congratulations! You have one less thing on your to-do list. But if pest control is something you’ve just taken care of yourself using off-the-shelf products, now might be the time to bring in a professional.
Not everyone wants a house that’s newly renovated—some want to put their own stamp on their new home’s finishes—but we don’t know of anyone who would want to move into a house where the first thing they have to do is get rid of bugs or rodents.
Professional pest control services will not only eradicate the pests that are already in and around your house, but they can also prevent others from showing up. Pests always tend to show up at the most inopportune times. The last thing you want during an open house or a showing is to have a kitchen full of ants or a cockroach scurry across the floor. This will leave an impression on potential buyers, but not the kind you want. Your house will be known as “the one with the bugs.”
When it comes to spiders (black widows being a very common type in the Temecula area), they don’t always show their faces when people are around, but they do leave their tell-tale webs all over. You may be used to them and not even see them anymore, but your potential buyers will. Whether they’re inside your house or garage, or even outside, you need to get rid of the spider webs and the spiders that cause them.
Even worse than bugs and spiders are rodents. If you know or suspect you have a rodent problem, you definitely need to call a Temecula pest control company and get it taken care of before you put your home on the market. People tend to associate a rodent problem with unsanitary conditions. Potential buyers will either pass on your house altogether or expect a steep discount on the purchase price if they know they’re dealing with a home with a rodent problem.
Calling in a professional Temecula pest control company is one of the easier tasks on your house prep to-do list. Just give us a call at Knockout Pest Control or contact us through our website and we’ll take care of everything.