When pests invade a rental property, they can result in a lot of potential problems. Nobody wants a home occupied by creepy crawlies, as well as the health and sanitation issues they can create. Although pest control is typically the renters’ concern, keeping your single-family rental homes free of common pests has to be an important component of your routine maintenance program and one you need to help your renters with handling.
With this in mind, spraying harmful chemicals in and around a home is not always the best route. Residents with children and pets might worry about pesticides affecting their loved ones, and residents with specific health concerns might be at risk too. If this is the situation, then natural remedies might just be pest control 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. Nonetheless, there are also other natural and safe methods you and your residents can do to keep your Windermere rental homes pest-free.
A natural way to manage points of access for insects around the home is to use 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.
In the yard, if you notice aphids devouring your landscaping, try putting a banana peel in the ground next to the afflicted plant. The peel is going to enrich the soil while keeping your yard bug-free.
If fruit flies in the kitchen are a nuisance, try making use of apple cider vinegar to get rid of them. Just pour some apple cider vinegar in a little bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and poke a few small holes on 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 additional herbs that help keep mosquitos away, a little anti-pest herb garden in progress.
Ants are another common pest and might be hard to eliminate. Take a crack at pouring cornmeal in little heaps where you’ve observed ants, inside and out. The ants will consume but won’t digest the cornmeal and will eventually die out. Another economical and effective remedy is to mix dish soap with water in a spray bottle and spray the ants and their point of entry. Other people include peppermint oil or leaves, which is effective in keeping mice at bay too.
Successful pest control doesn’t need to be expensive or dangerous to your health. But, if your Windermere rental property does become invaded, you require a property management company that can help find the best solutions to unwanted pests. At Real Property Management South Orlando, we offer inclusive and personalized property maintenance that is guaranteed to protect your real estate investment from pests or whatever might cause your property’s value to decrease. For more information, please contact us online or call us at 407-982-2000 today!
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