Fall is the perfect time for pest invasions that can destroy your real estate deal. Just when you thought the buyers were going to sign on the dotted line with an offer above your client’s asking price, they pulled out because of a pest invasion. Prevention is the best medicine when it comes to fall household pests in Georgia. Contractor’s Best Pest Solution explains further below.
Why They Invade
Bugs are no different than us. They need shelter just like we do, especially when outdoor temperatures begin to drop. Fall and winter weather drives pests into homes because they are looking for warmth and protection; in some ways, we can’t blame them, can we? The problem for real estate agents is showing homes in the fall. Pests invade homes overnight and their presence shows up during inspections.
Common Georgia Pests in the Fall
Georgia is a stunning state and that beauty comes with plenty of wildlife, including bugs. You may have a home on the market and walk-in one morning to set up your open house only to find a bug problem. In the fall, the most common pests that will make their way into the home include
- Boxelder bugs
- Kudzu bugs
- Lady beetles
- Stink bugs
A quick spray with household pesticide will kill the bugs so you can clean them up before the looky-loos invade the home as if they were pests, too. This is only a temporary solution to a permanent problem, however. You will need to prevent the pests from reinvading throughout the fall.
Steps to Prevent Fall Infestations
Contacting a professional pest control service that specializes in real estate pest control is your best bet to avoid infestations that could end potential deals. First, the pests are properly identified. Next, based on the pests’ behaviors, an action plan can be put in place to ensure they go away and stay away, including the right kind of pesticide for the specific pest and home sealing to close their entrances.
This approach gives you the edge over the fall pests. For example, spiders make their way into the property that is for sale through air vents, cracks, doors, holes, windows, and even via the plumbing system. Many people are terrified of spiders, and this could spell disaster for a real estate deal. Professional pest control services know how spiders behave, i.e. they know how to prevent them.