Prevention is always the ideal approach to dealing with pests on your rental property. The proper maintenance can minimize the likelihood of a pest invasion occurring. There are many ways in which pests may invade onto a property, so it is vital to take all of the necessary steps to prevent pests from becoming an issue on your rental property. It can be incredibly expensive, stressful, and time-consuming to fix issues after pests have invaded the property.
Who is Responsible for Pest Prevention?
Responsibility for pest prevention will depend primarily on the method. For example, landlords are often responsible for routine pest prevention, as well as fixing damage to the structure of the building where pests may be allowed to enter. However, tenants are typically responsible for keeping doors and windows shut, keeping the property clean, regularly throwing out the trash, properly storing food, and notifying you of issues that may allow pets into the property.
How to Prevent Pests
There are many different tricks and tips for effective pest prevention. It is vital to regularly inspect your property and invest in annual maintenance for the rental property. Educate your tenants to ensure they understand the importance of keeping the property clean and taking out their trash. Regular extermination can be used to prevent pests, even if you have never noticed a pest around the property. If there are holes or cracks in the building, they need to be sealed immediately to prevent pests from entering through these entryways. You should take all of the steps necessary to prevent standing water, as these pools may attract insects, cockroaches, and rodents.
The appropriate maintenance can help to keep your property free of pests. A pest invasion is incredibly expensive and difficult to resolve, so it is useful to follow tips to implement pest prevention. To learn more about keeping your rental property pest free, contact us at the Keyrenter in Elite today!