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Ridding Your Home of Pests

Many will know the experience. You open the door to a basement or a pantry and something scurries away into the darkness. Or, you climb into an attic and hear a shuffling in the corner as something slips underneath the eaves. For some, the experience is even more unsettling: a shuffling within the walls, strange chirping sounds that are hard to pinpoint. Despite what daytime TV might lead you to believe, these ghoulish sounds shadows are not the work of ghosts. They are not the spirits of angry mothers, betrayed lovers, demons, or anything else from the supernatural realm. They are not monsters. They are rodents.

This might not be a consoling fact for many people as the fear of rodents runs perhaps even deeper than our fear of being haunted by a dead ancestor, but it is a fact that homes are far more likely to be shared with squirrels than they are with evil spirits. There are, however, some similarities between a rodent problem and ghosts. These come to the forefront as soon as it comes time to try and sell the home. It turns out that people are as wary of moving into a home inhabited by a large family of bats as they are moving into one possessed by a demonic presence.

If you are looking to sell your home but believe that you might have a rodent problem, there is good news. First and foremost, and unlike a paranormal haunting, there are clear solutions to clearing your home of unwanted rodents. No need to call for a priest, invest in expensive recording equipment, or stay awake with your eyes peeled to a pair of night vision goggles; you can now take care of the problem simply by calling a professional who will take care of the issue for you.

Like most other things having to do with home repair, this process is not free, but the benefits of taking care of rodent infestations before a home goes up for sale are many. From the ability to ask for a higher sale price to the safety of knowing that no one will come after you with a lawsuit after finding a colony of raccoons living in the attic, the list of reasons to deal with rodent and pest issues as soon as possible is long and compelling.

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  1. Consistently one of the Top Selling Agents in QC
  2. Successfully completed over 1400 transactions in his career.
  3. Calculates the ideal sale price to meet your expectations and attract buyers.
  4. Brings interested buyers to your doorstep.
  5. Maximizes your home’s visibility online and through his network of agents.