How Pest Control Improves Your Home’s Resale Value


Property is usually considered to be a good investment as the value of most properties will rise over the long term. Of course, this doesn’t help if you find yourself needing, or simply wanting, to sell during an economic crisis. Such as the one caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

At this point, it becomes all about how to maintain or increase the value of your home. The good news is that you don’t need to add extensions or even redecorate to increase the value of your home. There are simpler things you can do, such as contacting your local pest control experts and getting an inspection booked in.

Check out this link to find out more about what services are available. If you haven’t been doing regular pest control then try pre-booking pest control for the next few years, it will help!

Here’s how regular pest control boosts the resale value of your home.

The Condition

Everyone can see the outside of your home and a quick coat of paint, or even cladding your home, can make it look fantastic. But, once someone is interested in buying they will undertake more detailed inspections. That’s when your price will be knocked down because pests have damaged inside your home.

For example, termites have chewed through wood causing damage to the internal walls or floors that need to be replaced. They may even have weakened the structure of your building.

Equally, rats and mice can chew through electrical cables, exposing the inner wires. This can result in short circuits, hot wires, and the possibility of nearby combustible material catching fire. The result is a home that is burnt down and worth noting.

All of these things can be picked up by an inspection and will dramatically reduce the resale value of your home. After all, it’s all work the buyer will have to undertake. By having a regular pest inspection you’ll avoid this issue, maintaining the value of your home.


But, the real benefit of regular pest control is in confidence and peace of mind, for you and your buyer. Because you know there are no issues with your home you can be confident asking for the very best price possible. This puts your home at the top of valuation bracket.

In addition, buyers will see the care you’ve put into looking after your home. This will inspire them and give them confidence that your house s a good purchase. That makes it worth the extra money on the buying price.

Peace of mind for a buyer means they’re not going to get any nasty surprises after buying the house. In short, they’ll know the house is in prime condition, as opposed to potentially needing some care and maintenance to bring it to the level it should be at.

Fast Sell

You should also note that by being able to supply all of this paperwork at the time your house goes on the market you’ll attract buyers faster.  A quicker sale means you’re more likely to get close to your asking price, no matter how steep that is!


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