All kinds of trouble can come up when pests get into a rental property. People don’t like a home filled with creepy crawlies, not to mention the problems related to health and sanitation 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.
At the same time, spraying harmful chemicals in and around a home is not always the best option. Residents with pets and children may worry about pesticides harming their loved ones, and residents with certain health conditions may be at risk too. 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 finding out more and possibly have a list of preferred providers for your residents. However, there are also other safe and natural means for you and your residents to keep your Lawrenceville rental homes pest-free.
One natural way to control the insects’ points of entry in the house is to use coffee grounds. Sprinkling your used coffee grounds in spaces where you think the bugs are coming in can be just as effective as a spray as a lot of household pests don’t like the smell.
In the yard, if you find aphids consuming your landscaping, try burying a banana peel next to the affected plant. It will enrich the soil and keep your yard bug-free.
If fruit flies are becoming problematic in the kitchen, try using apple cider vinegar to get rid of them. Simply pour a bit of apple cider vinegar in a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and poke a couple of small holes in the top. The vinegar will draw them in but then they will become trapped under the plastic. No more fruit flies!
To get rid of other kinds of flies, try keeping a pot of sweet basil next to your door. Rosemary and sage are also herbs that help keep mosquitos away, a small anti-pest herb garden in the making.
Another common pest that can be hard to get rid of is ants. Try pouring cornmeal in little piles where you’ve found ants, inside and out. The ants are going to eat the cornmeal but won’t be able to digest it and will 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 also use peppermint oil or leaves, which is effective in keeping mice at bay as well.
Effective pest control doesn’t need to be pricey or detrimental to your health, but if your Lawrenceville rental property does get invaded, you need a property management company that can aid you in finding the best solutions to unwanted pests. At Real Property Management Executives Greater Atlanta, we offer personalized and all-inclusive property maintenance that is sure to protect your real estate investment, whether from pests or anything else that might lessen your property’s value. For more information, please contact us online or call us at 678-504-8580 today!
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