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What can't be seen can compromise the sale of a home

FALLBROOK — It may not be the color of the walls but the activity behind them that ultimately seals the fate of many real estate transactions, according to Glen Fowler at Fowler Pest Control.

While many homeowners are entering the year’s busiest time for selling homes, far too many are preoccupied only with aesthetics, failing to consider the severity of hidden dangers such as termites, observes Glen Fowler.

“Surely an ugly color of paint on a wall may turn off a prospective buyer,” he says, “but finding a raging termite infestation behind that wall just before settlement could have a far worse consequence – it could kill the deal!”

Fowler Pest Control is urging homeowners to prepare their homes for sale by not only having a thorough termite inspection but by taking an additional precaution to ensure that the threat of termites doesn’t even enter the transaction, let alone jeopardize it. They are recommending the newest home maintenance trend: a preventative termite treatment.

“While a fresh coat of paint or a new granite countertop may be an eye catcher to a potential buyer, the newest must-have is an investment in a professional, preventative termite treatment with one of the newest technologies available – an undetectable liquid like Termidor, ‘America’s No. 1 Termite Defense Product,’” says Fowler. “The ever-present threat of future termite infestation and damage is the catalyst for this trend, especially when you see that termites cause $5 billion in property damage every year.”

Fowler Pest Control informs consumers that the initial investment in a preventative treatment far outweighs the cost of damage and extra repair time that homeowners incur if termites are actually found during an inspection. “Simply put, a preventative treatment is a whole new level of curb appeal,” says Fowler.

For more information on how preventative termite treatments can increase the value of a home, visit The Termite Institute at


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