Make an Annual Termite Inspection One of Your New Year’s Resolutions

Termite and Pest Control WoodstockLosing weight, exercising more, eating healthier are all normal New Year’s resolutions that we make for ourselves. This year you should make an additional resolution, one to protect what is probably your largest investment, your home, by scheduling an annual termite inspection.

With the prevalence of termites in Georgia, including the Woodstock area, anyone who does not have an annual inspection to see if there are any of these wood eating pests in their home is putting themselves at risk. The damage caused by termites is real and can be costly to repair and may have consequences you may not have even considered.

Consider the following scenario – 

You suddenly have an employment opportunity which would be the job of your dreams and put you on the road to achieving personal and financial goals that you have set for yourself and your family.  This job however will require you to sell your current home in order to relocate to a new area. You put your home on the market, you obtain a ready, willing, and able buyer and stand to make just the right amount of money to enable you to purchase a new home in the place you are relocating. Then the potential purchaser of your home begins the process of inspections. In the normal course of a home sale a purchaser will seek and many lenders require a current termite letter showing that the home is free and clear of termite infestation.

Imagine now that the termite report comes back not only showing active termite infestation but also that there has been termite damage to the structure of your home. At the very least this will cost you several hundred dollars in repairs plus the purchaser will require a termite treatment to prevent future infestations. In the worst case, your home could have suffered structural damage to major load supporting framing members which could cost you thousands of dollars in repairs.  This additional cost for repairs will reduce the amount of money you realize from the sale of your home and the discovery of the termites may even spook your purchaser, causing them to back out of the purchase all together. A roadblock is now created to achieving that dream for your family, all because of termites.

Don’t let this happen to you, make a new year’s resolution to protect your home and your finances. Contact the pest control professionals at Protect All Pest Control serving Woodstock, Kennesaw, Acworth, Canton, and surrounding areas for an annual termite inspection.  Reach us by phone at 770-728-8520 or use the convenient “Contact” form on our website.


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