When pests infest a rental property, they can cause lots of annoyances. Not one loves to stay in a home loaded with creepy crawlies, not only that but also the health and sanitation concerns they can bring. In spite of the fact that pest control is generally the task of the renters, keeping your single-family rental homes free of common pests should be a notable part of your routine maintenance program, and one you should facilitate your renters with implementing.
Hence, spraying damaging chemicals in and around a home is not for always the perfect option. Residents with pets and children may be concerned about pesticides harming their beloved housemates, and residents with certain health conditions may be in peril, too. With that in mind, then natural remedies for pest control is for you. Some professional exterminators state to use natural products, and those are worth examining a bit more and perhaps giving a list of preferred providers to your residents. Still, there are also things you and your residents can do to keep your El Cajon rental homes pest-free in natural, safe ways.
One natural procedure to control access points for insects in all parts of the house is to use coffee grounds. Lots of household pests don’t like the smell, and so sprinkling your used coffee grounds in locations where you think the bugs are coming in might be just as effective as a spray.
In the garden patch, if you see there is a growth of aphids eating your landscaping, try burying a banana peel next to the affected plant. The peel will enrich the soil while keeping your garden patch bug-free.
If fruit flies in the kitchen are troubling you, try using apple cider vinegar to annihilate them. Simply pour some apple cider vinegar in a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and poke a few small holes in the top. They’ll be drawn to the vinegar, but then will get captured under the plastic. No more fruit flies!
To do away with 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 everyday pests and can be hard to fully eradicate. Try pouring cornmeal in little piles where you saw ants, inside and out. The ants will eat the cornmeal, but can’t digest it, and will later die out. Another cost-effective and useful treatment 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 advantageous in keeping mice at bay.
Effective pest control doesn’t need to be high-priced or a health hazard. But if your El Cajon rental property does get intruded, you need a property management company that can help find the ideal solutions to unwanted pests. At Realevate Specialists, we submit to serve personalized and extensive property maintenance that is guaranteed to safeguard your real estate investment, whether from pests or something else that might cause your property value to decline. For more information, Please contact us online or call our Mission Valley office at 858-997-2100 or our Temecula office at 951-461-0100 for more information.
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