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Natural Pest Control for Your Spring Rental Property

Keeping Your Spring Rental Property Pest FreePests invading a rental property can lead to all types of trouble. No one wants a home overrun with creepy crawlies, not to mention the sanitation and health problems they could 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 harmful chemicals in and around a home is not always the best option. 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 case, then natural remedies for pest control is for you. Numerous professional exterminators claim to utilize natural products, and those are worth finding out more and possibly having a list of preferred providers for your residents. But, there are also other safe and natural means for you and your residents to keep your Spring rental homes pest-free.

One natural way is to use coffee grounds to manage the insects’ access points around the house. ” 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.

In the yard, if you find aphids consuming your landscaping, try burying a banana peel next to the affected plant. The peel is going to enrich the soil while keeping your yard bug-free.

If fruit flies in the kitchen are bothering you, try using apple cider vinegar to get rid of them. Simply put some apple cider vinegar in a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and poke a few small holes on top. They’ll be drawn to the vinegar but will then become trapped under the plastic. No more fruit flies!

To get rid of other kinds of flies, try keeping a pot of sweet basil next to your door. Rosemary and sage are also herbs that help keep mosquitos away, a small anti-pest herb garden in the making.

Another common pest that can be hard to get rid of is ants. Try pouring cornmeal in little mounds where you’ve found 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 inexpensive and successful remedy is to mix dish soap with water in a spray bottle and spray the ants and their point of entry. Others include peppermint oil or leaves, which is effective in keeping mice at bay as well.

Effective pest control doesn’t need to be pricey or detrimental to your health. However, if your Spring 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 Republic, we offer inclusive and personalized property maintenance that is guaranteed to protect your real estate investment from pests or whatever might cause your property’s value to decrease. For more information, please contact us online or call us at 281-362-5001 today!

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