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Do Pests Affect Your Home Value?
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July 15, 2022

The Presence Of Pests May Impact Your Homes Value

If you’re selling your Nashville home and suspect you have pests, you may wonder if this will affect the value of the property and thus the price you can command for it. Many homeowners have pest inspections done beforehand by a Nashville pest control technician

You may be worried about the outcome. But having pests or even a past infestation doesn’t mean your home is unsellable. That being said, the presence of pests may impact the value of your home in different ways and places.

Exterior Value

These threats are not always obvious. The following discreet issues may negatively impact the exterior value of your home.

Termite Damage

Experts say termites can result in appreciable damages to a house within three to eight years. Older homes are more susceptible to damage due to the fact that termites need cellulose to thrive. Laws vary by state but most states require homeowners to disclose pest damage to potential buyers. So if you have had your home treated for termites in the past but the problem was solved, just know that you will have to show proof.


Landscaping certainly adds to your home’s value when done right, but it can also detract from it when not maintained. Features such as koi ponds look like a good investment on the surface, but if you don’t maintain them, they can become a playground for breeding mosquitoes.

Older trees may increase the value of your home due to their shade and beauty, but can become a liability when invaded by pests or rot such as oak wilt due to certain types of beetles.

Wooden decks

A new wooden deck can bring you a nice return on interest (ROI), but when poorly maintained, they can lead to rotting or broken planks that slash the safety and value of your home.

Structural damage like this, such as what termites can do, may lower your home’s value by up to 20 percent.

Interior Value

Pests such as mosquitoes and termites may be nuisances outside, but other pests cause a lot of problems inside.

  • Rodents: The teeth of mice and rats grow constantly, which is why they always have to gnaw on things – usually your walls, clothing and electrical wiring. Frayed electrical wiring becomes a fire hazard.
  • Cockroaches: Cockroaches are drawn to your home by excessive moisture. This is the last pest you want potential buyers to see scurrying through your kitchen during a tour.

If you try to handle pest problems on your own, you could be wasting a lot of time and money. Plus, you may not get rid of the pests entirely. You’re always better off contacting a professional for quick, efficient solutions – especially when selling your house within a tight time frame.

Contact PureGuard Pest Control

We have extensive experience performing inspections for home sales. From termites to rodents, we can determine what the problem is and suggest the correct form of treatment. Just call our Nashville, Clarksville and Nolensville pest control technicians at 615-502-2855 and get free quote

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