When pests raid and occupy a rental property, they can cause several disturbances. Not a single person likes to stay in a home crammed with creepy crawlies, coupled with the health and sanitation ordeals they can bring. Even if pest control is customarily the job of the renters, keeping your single-family rental homes free of common pests should be a critical part of your standard maintenance program, and one you should ease your renters with addressing.
Nevertheless, spraying injurious chemicals in and around a home is not, for all time, the finest option. Tenants with pets and children may be bothered about pesticides harming their precious ones, and tenants with certain health conditions may be threatened, too. In this case, then natural remedies for pest control is for you. Some professional exterminators declare to use natural products, and those are worth experimenting a bit more and perhaps delivering a list of preferred providers to your tenants. All the same, there are also things you and your tenants can do to keep your Draper rental homes pest-free in natural, safe ways.
One natural manner to control access points for insects within the house is to use coffee grounds. A lot of household pests don’t like the smell, and so sprinkling your used coffee grounds in positions where you think the bugs are coming in might be just as effective as a spray.
In the lot, if you find there is a presence of aphids eating your landscaping, try burying a banana peel next to the affected plant. The peel will enrich the soil while keeping your lot bug-free.
If fruit flies in the kitchen are giving you so much trouble, try using apple cider vinegar to exterminate them. Simply pour sufficient amount of apple cider vinegar in a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and poke a few small holes in the top. They’ll be interested and attracted to the vinegar, but then will get held under the plastic. No more fruit flies!
To terminate other kinds of flies, try planting a pot of sweet basil and keeping it close to your door. Rosemary and sage are two more herbs that help keep mosquitoes away, a little anti-pest herb garden in the making.
Ants are another commonplace pests and can be hard to eliminate. Try pouring cornmeal in little piles where you noticed ants, inside and out. The ants will eat the cornmeal, but can’t digest it, and will, in the end, die out. Another relatively cheap and very useful relief is to mix dish soap with water in a spray bottle and spray the ants as well as where they come in. Others include peppermint oil or leaves which is also essential in keeping mice at bay.
Effective pest control doesn’t need to be excessive or a health hazard. But if your Draper rental property does get trespassed by pests, you need a property management company that can help find the finest solutions to unwanted pests. At Real Property Management Wasatch, we propose personalized and thorough property maintenance that is guaranteed to keep safe your real estate investment, whether from pests or others that might cause your property value to lower. For more information, please contact us online or call us at 801-418-9835 today!
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