When pests invade a rental property, they can result in many potential problems. Nobody wants a home occupied by creepy crawlies, as well as the health and sanitation concerns that can develop. While pest control is typically the renters’ responsibility, keeping your single-family rental homes free of common pests should be an important component of your routine maintenance program that you need to aid your renters with handling.
At the same time, spraying harmful chemicals in and around a home is not always the best route. Residents with pets and children might worry about pesticides harming their loved ones, and residents with certain health conditions have a possibility of being at risk as well. If this is the case, then natural remedies for pest control is for you. Numerous professional exterminators claim to utilize natural products, and those are worth knowing more and possibly having a list of preferred providers for your residents. But, there are also other natural and safe means for you and your residents to keep your Redmond rental properties pest-free.
One natural means to regulate entry points for insects in the house is to use coffee grounds. As a lot of household pests don’t like the smell, sprinkling your used coffee grounds where you think the bugs are coming through might be just as successful as using a spray.
If you have noticed aphids eating the landscaping in your yard, try burying a banana peel next to the affected plant. This is going to enhance the soil and keep your yard bug-free too.
If fruit flies in the kitchen are troubling you, try using apple cider vinegar to get eliminate 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’ll be drawn to the vinegar but the plastic will trap them. No more fruit flies!
To prevent other types of flies, consider keeping a pot of sweet basil beside your door. Rosemary and sage are two other herbs that help keep mosquitos away, a little anti-pest herb garden in the making.
Ants are another typical pest that can be tough to get rid of. Try pouring cornmeal in little mounds where you’ve found 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 inexpensive yet successful remedy is to put dish soap with water in a spray bottle and spray the ants and their entry points. Others include peppermint oil or leaves, which is successful in keeping mice at bay too.
Effective pest control doesn’t have to be pricey or hazardous to your health. However, if your Redmond rental property does become overrun, you should get a property management company that is able to help find the best solutions for your uninvited pests. At Real Property Management Eclipse, we offer customized and comprehensive property maintenance that is guaranteed to protect your real estate investment from pests or anything else that could diminish your property value. For more information, please contact us online or call us at 425-209-0252 today!