Pests invading a rental property can lead to all types of trouble. Nobody likes a home filled with creepy crawlies nor the health and sanitation problems they can bring. Even if pest control is usually the renters’ responsibility, keeping your single-family rental properties free of common pests must be an important part of your regular maintenance plan and one you should assist your renters with overseeing.
At the same time, spraying dangerous chemicals in and around a home is not the best option all of the time. Residents may worry about pesticides harming their pets and children, and residents with specific health conditions might be in danger too. If this is the matter, then natural remedies for pest control is for you. Certain professional exterminators state that they use natural products, and those are worth doing additional research and possibly providing a list of preferred providers to your residents. But, there are things you and your residents can do as well to keep your Carson rental homes pest-free in natural, harmless ways.
One natural means to regulate insects’ access spots around the house is using coffee grounds. A lot of household pests have repelled the smell, and so sprinkling your used coffee grounds in areas where you think they are coming in may be just as effective as a spray.
If you discover aphids consuming your yard’s landscaping, try burying a banana peel next to the affected plant. The peel will enhance the soil while keeping your yard bug-free.
If fruit flies in the kitchen are bothering you, try using apple cider vinegar to exterminate them. Simply pour a small amount of apple cider vinegar in a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and poke a few tiny holes in the top. They’ll be enticed by the vinegar but then will get stuck under the plastic. No more fruit flies!
To get rid of other kinds of flies, consider having a pot of sweet basil next to your door. Rosemary and sage are two added herbs that help keep mosquitos at bay, a little anti-pest herb garden in the making.
Ants are another common pest that can be eliminated. Try pouring cornmeal in little piles where you’ve seen ants, inside and out. The ants are going to eat the cornmeal, but won’t be able to digest it, and will ultimately die out. Another effective and inexpensive remedy is to combine dish soap with water in a spray bottle and spray the ants and where they come in too. Others use peppermint oil or leaves, which is also useful in keeping mice away.
Effective pest control doesn’t have to be expensive or hazardous to your health. However, if your Carson rental property does become overrun, you need a property management company that can help find the best solutions to uninvited pests. At Real Property Management California Coast, we offer customized and comprehensive property maintenance that is guaranteed to protect your real estate investment from pests or anything else that could cause your property value to diminish. For further information, please contact us online or call us at 310-535-2150 today!
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