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Natural Pest Control for Your Hunters Creek Rental Property

Keeping Your Hunters Creek Rental Property Pest Free

Pests invading a rental property can lead to all types of trouble. Nobody likes a home filled with creepy crawlies nor the health and sanitation problems they can bring. Although pest control is typically the renter’s concern, keeping your single-family rental homes free of common pests must be an important component of your routine maintenance program and one you need to help your renters with handling.

With this in mind, spraying harmful chemicals in and around a home is not always the best route. Residents with children and pets might worry about pesticides affecting their loved ones, and residents with specific health concerns might be at risk too. Should this be the case, then natural remedies for pest control is for you. Some skilled exterminators profess to use natural products, and those are worth doing more research and perhaps listing preferred providers for your residents to refer to. Nonetheless, there are also other natural and safe methods you and your residents can do to keep your Hunters Creek rental homes pest-free.

A natural way to manage points of access for insects around the home is to use coffee grounds. Sprinkling your used coffee grounds in spaces where you think the bugs are coming in can be just as effective as a spray as a lot of household pests don’t like the smell.

In the yard, if you find aphids consuming your landscaping, try burying a banana peel next to the affected plant. It will enrich the soil and keep your yard bug-free.

If fruit flies in the kitchen are a nuisance, try making use of apple cider vinegar to get rid of them. Simply pour a bit of apple cider vinegar in a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and poke a couple of small holes in the top. The vinegar will draw them in but then they will become trapped under the plastic. No more fruit flies!

To prevent other types of flies, consider having a pot of sweet basil next to your door. Rosemary and sage are two other herbs that help repel mosquitos, a small anti-pest herb garden in the making.

Ants are another common pest that can be eliminated. Take a crack at pouring cornmeal in little heaps where you’ve observed ants, inside and out. The ants will eat the cornmeal but won’t be able to digest it and will eventually die out. Another low-cost remedy is to mix dish soap with water in a spray bottle and spray the ants and where they enter. Others include peppermint oil or leaves, which is also useful in keeping mice at bay.

Effective pest control doesn’t have to be expensive or hazardous to your health. But if your Hunters Creek rental property does get invaded, you need a property management company that can aid you in finding the best solutions to unwanted pests. At Real Property Management Freedom, we offer tailored and comprehensive property maintenance that is sure to protect your real estate investment, whether from pests or anything else that could cause your property value to decrease. For further information, please contact us online or call us at 407-624-4706 today!

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