Virtually every rental property will have the need for pest control at some point in time. It’s important to take pest management seriously as a property manager or landlord. Keeping pests at bay — and taking action promptly when there’s a problem — is vital to protecting your investment and keeping your property in great condition for current and future tenants. At Platinum Pest Solutions, we believe that landlords should properly plan and prepare for property management pest control treatment by:
Ideally, you should have some clause or section regarding pest control in the lease agreement you have with your tenants. It should outline what is expected of you as an owner or property manager, as well as what responsibilities lie with the tenant. Having something like this signed ahead of time can save time and frustration later if tenants are reluctant to agree to pest control measures when they are needed.
Educating Yourself and Your Tenants
You can help to prevent and reduce the severity of pest problems by talking to your tenants about pest control. Tell new tenants to thoroughly check any used furniture they are planning to bring in for bugs. Talk to your tenants about the importance of sanitation and cleanliness when it comes to pest prevention. Let them know what’s expected of them in terms of helping to prevent pest infestations.
Treating Multi-Unit Properties
Special consideration needs to be taken when you’re dealing with a property that contains multiple dwellings. A problem in one unit is generally indicative of a problem with the whole building. Simply treating the pests in the affected unit could actually just push the problem into a neighboring unit. The problem has to be addressed as a whole building.
Protecting Your Investment
Pests such as rodents and insects can cause extensive (and expensive) damage to your property. It’s also a deterrent to potential renters, and it could affect the value of your property if you ever plan to sell it in the future. A pest prevention program should be a part of your overall maintenance plan. Know the common pests in your area, learn how to identify them, and develop a plan to protect against infiltration at your rental properties.
Practicing Damage Control
If you find that you already have an infestation at your rental property, it’s important to act fast and get the problem under control. Platinum Pest offers 24 hour pest control services in the Chicagoland area and now offers pest control services in Indianapolis Indiana. Bring in the exterminator experts to help you develop an action plan, and follow up with appropriate measures to prevent it from happening again. If you need advice on pest control for your rental property, contact Platinum Pest Solutions immediately, and fill out the form for a free inspection.