Welcome to Part 2 of our Post on How to Avoid a Pest Crisis in Rental Units!
4. Trash Receptacles
Installing waste bins will go a long way to curb pests in the property. The receptacles should not only be sturdy, but the lids should also be always secured on the top. Furthermore, inspect the bins regularly to ensure they don’t have holes or cracks.
If it’s not too much, keep the bins far from the actual property. The smell of the garbage can be a beacon to creatures, and you don’t want them in your property just because the waste bins are near the property.
5. Remove Clutter near the Property
The waste bins should not be the only things away from the property, but clutter too. Move away logs, compost or wood piles from the rental units. Additionally, trim bushes and hedges and pull all weeds. When the area around the property is clean, you get rid of vermin spots for hiding or building nests. This is important because when pests live near your property, they are more likely to get into your property.
6. Drain Standing Water
You should eliminate any standing water near or inside the property. You should also deal with leaky faucets or pipes promptly. Standing water acts as the breeding ground for bugs and water also draw rodents and cockroaches.
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