Why Pest Control Shouldn't Only Be When Selling Your Home

Why Pest Control Shouldn’t Only Be When Selling Your Home
October 25, 2017 Cure All Pest Control

For most people, a home is their biggest asset. Yet many only call in pest control when they decide to sell. By this time, pests could have caused a considerable amount of damage, lowered the value of your home and added expensive repairs to your pre-moving checklist.

Don’t risk devaluing your property by failing to check for pest damage! By setting up a regular pest control program, you can ensure your home is in tip-top condition for living in now AND when it comes time to sell.

Why you shouldn’t neglect pest control

Not keeping on top of pest control when you’re living in your home can be detrimental in a number of ways:


The damage that pests can wreak on your home can amount to thousands of dollars. Termites, for example, can cause extensive structural damage and are a number one threat to homes in Australia.

Unfortunately, many homeowners neglect to book regular termite inspections and pay the price when they discover termites have been hard at work destroying their asset.

Other pests, such as moths, cockroaches, ants, rodents and possums, if not dealt with in a timely fashion, will damage your home and create a hole in your wallet.


Mice, cockroaches, fleas and birds are well-known to be carriers of serious diseases, so to protect the health of your family, eradicate them immediately.


You may think common pests like the odd cockroach or two is harmless, but the truth is that these critters can expand their presence at an alarmingly quick rate if left alone.

Dealing with a pest infested home on your own can be distressing and traumatising, especially if you’ve decided to put your property on the market. You’ve got enough to worry about without adding a colony of possums living in your roof to the equation!

Potential buyers will be bringing in their own pest and building inspectors, so if you have a pest problem, you won’t be able to sweep it under the carpet. Let’s face it: No one wants to live in a pest infested home. Maintaining regular pest inspections will ensure that your house is always pest free, ease the stress of preparing your home for sale, and provide you with a healthier, happier living environment.

Preventing pest invasions

These pest management tips will help keep your home tidy, hygienic and pest-free in between inspections:

  • Wipe up food spills.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge.
  • Transfer dry goods to sealed canisters.
  • Clean up pet food.
  • Keep food waste tightly sealed in rubbish bins.

Book a pest inspection with Cure All today! Proper pest management involves more than just calling up pest control services when selling your home. Investing in consistent preventative care will keep pest damage from occurring and save you thousands of dollars when it comes time to put your home on the market.