When pests will try to infest a rental property, they can give rise to all kinds of of-of dilemmas. Not a single lessee prefers to dwell in a home heavily infested with creepy crawlies, and also the health and sanitation hassles they can bring. Supposing that pest control is mainly the burden of the renters, keeping your single-family rental homes free of common pests should be a main part of your unceasing maintenance program and one you should back your renters with executing.
That being so, spraying risky chemicals in and around a home is not on every occasion the great option. Residents with pets and children may be afraid about pesticides harming their intimates and loved ones, and residents with certain health conditions may be susceptible, too. Because of this, then natural remedies for pest control is for you. Some professional exterminators advertise to use natural products, and those are worth checking a bit more and perhaps arranging a list of preferred providers to your residents. At any rate, there are also things you and your residents can do to keep your Portsmouth rental homes pest-free in natural, safe ways.
One natural practice to control access points for insects in every corner of the house is to use coffee grounds. More household pests don’t like the smell, and so sprinkling your used coffee grounds in settings where you think the bugs are coming in might be just as effective as a spray.
In the back garden, if you catch aphids eating your landscaping, try burying a banana peel next to the affected plant. The peel will enrich the soil while keeping your back garden bug-free.
If fruit flies in the kitchen are irritating you, try using apple cider vinegar to fully eradicate them. Simply pour a tiny amount of apple cider vinegar in a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and poke a few small holes in the top. They’ll be nearing to the vinegar, but then will get tricked and trapped under the plastic. No more fruit flies!
To eliminate other kinds of flies, try planting a pot of sweet basil and keeping it nearby your door. Rosemary and sage are two more herbs that help keep mosquitoes away, a little anti-pest herb garden in the making.
Ants are another very usual pests and can be hard to eliminate. Try pouring cornmeal in little piles where you’ve detected ants, inside and out. The ants will eat the cornmeal, but can’t digest it, and will sooner die out. Another not so expensive and advantageous method is to mix dish soap with water in a spray bottle and spray the ants as well as where they come in. Others include peppermint oil or leaves which is also very useful in keeping mice at bay.
Effective pest control doesn’t need to be overpriced in cost or a health hazard. But if you’re Portsmouth rental property does get infringed with pests, you need a property management company that can help find the top of the line solutions to unwanted pests. At Real Property Management Seacoast New Hampshire, we offer personalized and all-comprehensive property maintenance that is guaranteed to maintain your real estate investment, whether from pests or some sort that might cause your property value to drop down. For more information, please contact us online or call us at 603-343-2202 today!
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