A lot of trouble can come up when pests invade a rental property. People don’t like a house infested with creepy crawlies, not to mention the problems concerning health and sanitation that could arise. Although pest control is normally the duty of the renters, keeping your single-family rental homes free of common pests should be a vital part of your regular maintenance routine that you should assist your renters with handling.
At the same time, spraying dangerous chemicals in and around a home is not always the best course of action. Residents with pets and children might be concerned about pesticides affecting their loved ones. Residents with specific health conditions can be in danger too. If this is the situation, then natural remedies for pest control is for you. A couple of expert exterminators claim to use natural products, and those are worth finding more about and perhaps making a list of preferred providers for your residents. But, there is some natural and safe way for you and your residents to keep your Prince Frederick rental homes pest-free too.
One natural way is to use coffee grounds to control the insects’ access points around the home. Many household pests dislike the smell, so sprinkling your used coffee grounds in places where you think the bugs are entering through might be just as successful as a spray.
In the yard, if you find aphids eating your landscaping, try burying a banana peel beside the affected plant. The peel will enrich the soil while also helping your yard stay bug-free.
If fruit flies are a nuisance in the kitchen, try getting rid of them using apple cider vinegar. Simply put some apple cider vinegar in a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and poke a few small holes on top. The vinegar will attract them, but they will be trapped under the plastic. No more fruit flies!
To repel other kinds of flies, consider keeping a pot of sweet basil near the entrance. Rosemary and sage are two other herbs that help get rid of mosquitos, a small anti-pest herb garden in the making.
Ants are another common pest that can be eliminated. Try pouring cornmeal in little piles where you’ve seen ants, inside and out. The ants will eat the cornmeal but can’t digest it and so will ultimately die out. Another useful and inexpensive remedy is to combine dish soap with water in a spray bottle and spray the ants and where they come in too. Other individuals also use peppermint oil or leaves, which is useful in keeping mice away.
Successful pest control doesn’t need to be expensive or hazardous. But, if your Prince Frederick rental property does become invaded, you need a property management company that can assist you in getting the best solutions for unwanted pests. At Real Property Management Gold, we offer inclusive and personalized property maintenance that is guaranteed to protect your real estate investment from pests or whatever could reduce your property’s value. For more information, please contact us online or call us at 301-392-2172 today!