From “Green Property Management for Property Managers, Landlords: 3 Tips for Preventing Pest Infestations”
by Niman Singh
Pests make a residential rental property look poor and can cause major physical damage to property.
By involving tenants in preventing pests, property managers and landlords can avoid wasting time and money on treatments and repairs for pest infestations.
Pests need critical elements to survive: food, water and shelter– and so by taking these three simple steps, pest infestations can be controlled and prevented:
1. Starve them out: Make sure that food is not easily accessible or left out. Keep a tight light on trash and empty it often.
2. Dry them out: Make sure that leaky pipes, faucets, etc are fixed immediately and water spills are cleaned immediately.
3. Keep them out: Pests like rodents and roaches love cracks and can squeeze out of anywhere. Seal all openings and cracks around pipes, windows, sinks, etc.
Engage your tenants in preventing and managing pest infestations. Provide them with this brochure from EPA to help them follow simple steps in preventing infestations. Download by CLICKING HERE
Tenants can get more information about pest management from EPA website by clicking here
Property Managers and Landlords can get more information about pest management from EPA website by clicking here
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