3 Things You Should Know About Termites Before Buying A Home In San Tan Valley

September 30, 2019

House hunting and purchasing a new home is exciting and stressful all at the same time. There are so many decisions that must be made and so many circumstances that fall completely out of your control that it can feel like you’re on a roller coaster from one day to the next. One thing that often gets overlooked in the home-buying process is the presence or absence of termites. While your potential home may look fine, it’s possible that termites are inside. If they are, it’s a big red flag. Here are three things you should know about termites before buying a home in San Tan Valley.

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1. They’re Silent, Invisible Invaders

Simply looking around a home won't give you any idea of whether it has a termite problem. Termites live their lives hidden away either underground or within the walls of structures. Typically the only chance you have of seeing termites out in the open is when the reproductive members of a colony come out to find a mate. Other than that, they will remain out of sight. Furthermore, they’re so small that even if there are many of them within your walls, you’re unlikely to hear them moving around.

This is why it’s vitally important, when buying a home, to have a certified pest expert inspect it for any signs of termites. All Clear Pest Control’s service technicians are trained to look for the subtle signs of a termite infestation. We can give you the peace of mind of knowing whether your future home has a termite problem or not.

2. They Cause Costly and Dangerous Damage to Homes

Simply having pests in your house is not always a cause for alarm. There are many nuisance pests that, although you don’t want them in your house, won’t cause any problems. Unfortunately, termites are not one of these pests.

As soon as termites invade, they begin to eat away at the wooden structures within a home. Over time, they’ll continue to reproduce and increase the size of their colony, leading to more active termites and greater damage.

Since they can go undetected for long periods of time, termites can cause extensive damage to homes, even to the point of making a house dangerous to live in.

3. They Don’t Have to Be a Problem in Your San Tan Valley Home

While the first two things you should know about termites before buying a home in San Tan Valley both seem like bad news, there’s good news too! Termites don’t have to be a problem in your new home. Whether your termite inspection turns up an active infestation or no signs of termites, All Clear Pest Control can protect your home. Our termite control treatments eliminate active colonies and prevent future colonies from entering your home. They protect your home year-round and come with renewable and transferable warranties to ensure your home stays termite-free. Don’t leave your new San Tan Valley home open to the risk of a termite infestation. Contact All Clear to schedule an inspection.

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