If you own rental property in Phoenix, Arizona, or are a property management company you know it can be difficult to keep up with building maintenance. Whether you’re cleaning the gutters, caring for the landscaping or painting the exterior, don’t forget to put pest control at the top of your maintenance list. Pest control is an important task to keep your rental investment from falling into disrepair, so make it a point to contact a licensed pest control technician.
As a rental property owner or property management company, you have an obligation to your tenants to keep the dwelling free from pest infestations. You may be tempted to try to control pests yourself with over-the-counter sprays, traps and bait. Unfortunately, the DIY approach to pest control doesn’t always work. If the rental home already has established colonies of ants, termites or other unwanted residents, they will be hard to get rid of without professional pesticide applications.
There are ways to help to prevent insects from getting out of control such as providing closed garbage cans to your tenant, sealing up any cracks in the home and ensuring proper drainage outside. As the landlord, you can also talk to your tenant about removing piles of debris and keeping the property clean. Keep in mind the home is your responsibility, and your renter may not alert you to a problem with invasive insects. If your rental property becomes infested, you could be fined by your local government for creating a nuisance.
The best way to protect your investment from insect damage is to schedule a pest inspection with our licensed termite and pest control professionals. When you make an appointment for a pest inspection, you can be assured they will present you with a complete assessment. The licensed pest control professional will advise you about any invasive insects that could create a problem for the rental home. Once the pest inspection is completed, then you can discuss pest treatment options. Protect your rental investment by contacting our pest control company today.