Pests are called pests for a reason–they’re sneaky and annoying! That’s especially true if you’re talking about rental properties. Most landlords don’t visit their properties every day, or even every month, and depend on their tenants to keep them up-to-date on maintenance issues since the tenants are more often on the property. But in the end, pest prevention is still the responsibility of the landlord. What steps can you take to keep your rental property free of pests?
- Keep Your Tenants Informed. Make sure that your renters know their responsibilities, your expectations, and your pest control plans, as well as how best to prevent infestations. Check in every so often (but make sure to give notice as required by law, your lease, and common courtesy) to make sure that everything is going well.
- Schedule Pest Control Services. Progressive Pest Control offers a variety of residential services that landlords can schedule with us directly. Don’t think you need to wait until your tenants have told you they see bugs, either. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
- Property Maintenance. Make sure that windows and doors are secure, vents are in good shape, and all windows have screens. It’s up to tenants to make sure doors and screens stay shut, kitchens get cleaned, and trash gets taken out.
A good partnership with your tenants will go a long way towards keeping a rental property free of pests, and so will Progressive Pest Control! Check out our testimonials and then contact us for more information on how you can keep your property secure.