Home Buying and the Best Pest Control


new homeThe real estate market is booming! In April 2021, the housing market broke five records alone due to inventory shortage, including the national median sales price reaching an all-time high of $370,528.

When you think about buying or selling a home, pest control probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, according to the American Society of Home Inspectors, one of the main pitfalls that turns off prospective buyers is the presence of pests and bugs.

For many, a home purchase is their most valuable investment – which means protection is especially investment. There are three main insects that can cause significant damage to your home: termites, carpenter ants, and powderpost beetles. The most common are termites, which infest more than five million American homes annually. In fact, termites cause more than $5 billion in structural damage in the United States every year!

Protect your home from subterranean termites with our professional monitoring service and the termite colony-eliminating Sentricon® System with Always Active™ technology. Home Team backs its installation and service with a $1 Million Termite Warranty* that covers the cost of repairs and re-treatment if termites damage your home. Sentricon is the No. 1 brand in termite protection** and is preferred by homeowners because of its proven ability to eliminate termite colonies. Installation and monitoring are performed by trained and professional technicians to keep your home termite-free. It is never too early to protect your home and/or company with termite treatments. HomeTeam can provide you with a consultation with a local termite treatment specialist, just give a call to 855-855-4873.

If a house on the market is vacant for a period of time, it gives pests opportunity to inhabit the home and property. Here are our tips for buyers and sellers:

  • Always have a pest professional inspect a home before buying, you never know what they might find (it could be a dealbreaker).
  • It’s a good idea to have HomeTeam treat your new home soon after moving in, building your pest defense barrier is essential in the early months of inhabitation.
  • If you are selling a home, make sure to close all windows and doors tightly as well as seal cracks and crevices to eliminate potential pest entry points.

One thing is clear: pests are definitely a red flag. Our survey+ backs this up, as cockroaches, termites, bed bugs and rodents are the top offenders that scare off potential buyers.

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The Taexx and Sentricon systems

When you’re hunting for a new home, find out if the home you’re considering has the Taexx networked home system installed. Taexx runs throughout designated walls in your home to create a virtual barrier against pests and targets them where they live, hide, and breed. It’s a big benefit that saves you time and money, and can only be installed during construction.

At HomeTeam, we know that your needs are specific to you, and that’s why we combine our nationwide pest control expertise with in-depth local knowledge to create an efficient solution that works for you.

Taexx service frequency is customized, and retreatments in between scheduled services are always free. The Taexx system comes with a 100% service guarantee and is backed by our customer service experts. What are you waiting for? Activate your Taexx system today!

If you’re moving into a new house and need a treatment, we can help. For more information about our pest control service or if you have a pest problem, go to www.pestdefense.com or call 855-855-4873.


* For new home construction and qualifying existing homes. See warranty and service agreement for details.

+ Survey of national homeowners by HomeTeam Pest Defense, 2012.

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