As stressful and complex as moving in, a household pest infestation can make almost every aspect of the process even more difficult. Not only could it be harder to sell your home, but you also run the risk of transporting a colony of bugs to your new home. Below are a few of the ways bugs, roaches, and other vermin can complicate your move, whether you’re relocating across the country or just planning a local move.
Selling a House
Most home buyers will insist on having a thorough pest inspection performed before closing. If the exterminator finds evidence of an infestation, the buyers will likely insist that you take care of it first, or they may walk away from the deal altogether. In fact, many states require home sellers to disclose any material fact that could affect the value of the home. In most cases, a serious pest infestation qualifies.
Buying a House
When making an offer on a house, make sure you ask about past vermin infestations. You should also have an expert perform a thorough inspection before you sign on the dotted line. Some pests, like dangerous spiders and bedbugs, can quickly make your dream home into a nightmare.
Packing & Moving
Few things are more distressing than finding that you’ve moved and brought a pest infestation with you, so you’ll have to take some steps to keep them out of your new home. If you’ve been dealing with bedbugs, for example, hire a professional to treat your belongings before you pack. Check items in the attic and garage for signs of rats or spiders, which can easily survive a quick local move across town.
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