Pests invading a rental property can cause all sorts of trouble. No one enjoys a home infested with creepy crawlies, not to mention the health and sanitation problems they can produce. Even though pest control is normally the responsibility of the renters, keeping your single-family rental homes free of common pests needs to be a crucial element of your regular maintenance program that you should assist your renters with handling.
Spraying harmful chemicals in and around a home is not always the best choice too. Residents with pets and children might be anxious about pesticides harming their loved ones, and residents with specific health conditions may be at risk as well. If this is the matter, then natural remedies for pest control is for you. Some expert exterminators state that they utilize natural products, and those are worth finding more about and maybe compiling a list of preferred providers for your residents to look through. But, there are things you and your residents can do as well to keep your Glendale rental homes pest-free in natural, harmless ways.
A natural means to control access points for insects around the home is to utilize coffee grounds. Numerous household pests are repulsed by the smell, and so scattering your used coffee grounds in spaces where you believe the bugs are coming through can be just as effective as using spray.
If you discover aphids eating your landscaping in your yard, try burying a banana peel beside the affected plant. The peel will enrich the soil while making your yard bug-free.
If fruit flies in the kitchen are bothering you, try using apple cider vinegar to exterminate them. Just pour some apple cider vinegar in a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and poke a few small holes at the top. They are going to be attracted to the vinegar but then will be caught under the plastic. No more fruit flies!
To repel other sorts of flies, consider planting a pot of sweet basil and having it near your door. Rosemary and sage are two added herbs that help keep mosquitos at bay, a little anti-pest herb garden in the making.
Ants are another pest that’s common and can be tough to get rid of. Try pouring cornmeal in little piles where you’ve seen ants, inside and out. The ants will consume the cornmeal but won’t be able to digest it and are going to eventually die out. Another low-cost effective remedy is to mix dish soap with water in a spray bottle and spray the ants and where they enter. Others include peppermint oil or leaves, which is also useful in keeping mice at bay.
Successful pest control doesn’t need to be expensive or dangerous to your health. Nonetheless, if your Glendale rental home does get invaded, you should get a property management company that can help find the best solutions to unwanted pests. At Real Property Management East San Gabriel Valley, we offer customized and comprehensive property maintenance that is guaranteed to protect your real estate investment from pests or anything else that could cause your property value to diminish. For more information, please contact us online or call us at 626-600-2884 today!
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