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Getting Pest Control When Moving House?

There are dozens of things that need to be done when moving. This includes things like finding a moving company, packing up your belongings and cleaning the property. Something else that people consider is hiring a London pest control company. But why should you do this? After all, if you’re moving, then pests are no longer your concern. Unfortunately, though, this isn’t the case. You see, pest control when moving is important for several reasons.

Why you need pest control when selling

There are several reasons why you need pest control when moving. Essentially, half of the equation of moving is selling your own property. Pest infestations are extremely off putting to potential buyers. The last thing that the buyer wants to discover is that there are pests in the home.

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The discovery of this fact could easily break the deal. On top of this, it is actually a legal requirement to disclose any major factors affecting the property you have for sale. This includes things like whether you have had a serious pest infestation.

To prevent this from happening, you should hire someone to do a full pest control inspection before putting the house on the market. This will ensure that there are no nasty surprises for the new owner that cause the sale to fall through. It also makes the home hygienically clean in any case, and therefore easier to sell.

Pest control when moving into a new home

You may also want to ensure that the home you are buying is pest free. While this might sound like overkill, it’s actually extremely important. Moving into a new home is a major undertaking. It’s already extremely stressful and a lot of work.

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The last thing you want is to start unpacking your things and then discover that you have a pest issue on your hands. This will only add to your stress. Also remember that pests cause damage and cause illness. It’s highly beneficial to get a pest survey at the same time as you get a structural survey. You want to avoid taking on a property with damage caused by pests. This costs money to repair and only adds to your financial burdens.

Ultimately, if a vendor does have a pest control issue, it’s best to be open and upfront about it. This basically means you need to tell the purchaser that you have had pest control issues and what remedial actions have been taken. Failing to do so could cause legal problems down the line. The buyer could back out of the deal, or you may even become financially liable.


Sally has been writing on the subject of pest control for 4 years. She always carries out extensive and in depth research and always tries to bring you the most up to date, interesting topics.

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