What Pests Can Reduce the Value of Your Property?

Pests that Can Cause Issues
Pests that Can Cause Issues

If you’re thinking about putting your home on the market, you may not realize there are certain pests that can impact your property’s value. While the exterior of your home may look fine, the structure itself may be damaged by a variety of insects.

Problem Pests

Honey bees are busy creating their hives and honey which is a good thing when being managed by a beekeeper. When thousands of bees choose to build their colony inside a wall, it becomes a sticky hive of honey, glue and wax.

Drywood and subterranean termites destroy wood and cause billions in property damage every year.

German cockroaches carry disease and require a strong extermination treatment plan to eradicate them from your home.

Fire ants are problematic as the bugs create ant hills or mounds where the colony, along with the queen, set up housekeeping. The ants can penetrate air conditioning, transformer boxes and electrical switches which can result in a power outage.

Carpenter ants are adept at creating structural damage. They are considered wood destroyers due to their ability to bore out areas in wood for living space. They’re also known for living in hollow areas and insulation panels.

Powderpost beetles have a penchant for hardwood. If your home has hardwood furniture, hardwood flooring, wood cabinets, solid wood doors and molding, these areas are vulnerable to beetles.

For help with infestations in your home, contact Stern Environmental today.