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Natural Pest Control for Your Mt. Vernon Rental Property

Keeping Your Mt Vernon Rental Property Pest FreeWhen pests get into a rental property, they can lead to a lot of potential issues. No one enjoys a home infested with creepy crawlies, not to mention the health and sanitation problems they can produce. Even if pest control is usually the renters’ responsibility, keeping your single-family rental properties free of common pests must be an important part of your regular maintenance plan and one you should assist your renters with overseeing.

With this in mind, spraying harmful chemicals in and around a home is not always the best route. Residents with pets and children may worry about pesticides harming their loved ones, and residents with certain health conditions may be at risk too. If this is the case, then natural remedies for pest control is for you. Some expert exterminators state that they utilize natural products, and those are worth finding more about and maybe compiling a list of preferred providers for your residents to look through. However, there are also natural and safe things you and your residents can do to keep your Mt. Vernon rental homes pest-free.

A natural means to control access points for insects around the home is to utilize coffee grounds. A lot of household pests have repelled the smell, and so sprinkling your used coffee grounds in areas where you think they are coming in may be just as effective as a spray.

In the yard, if you notice aphids devouring your landscaping, try putting a banana peel in the ground next to the afflicted plant. It will enrich the soil and keep your yard bug-free.

If fruit flies in the kitchen are bothering you, try using apple cider vinegar to exterminate them. Just pour some apple cider vinegar in a little bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and poke a few small holes on 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 additional herbs that help keep mosquitos away, a little anti-pest herb garden in progress.

Ants are another common pest and might be hard to eliminate. Take a crack at pouring cornmeal in little heaps where you’ve observed ants, inside and out. The ants will consume the cornmeal but won’t be able to digest it and are going to eventually die out. Another low-cost effective remedy is to mix dish soap with water in a spray bottle and spray the ants and where they enter. Other people include peppermint oil or leaves, which is effective in keeping mice at bay too.

Successful pest control doesn’t need to be expensive or dangerous to your health. However, if your Mt. Vernon rental property does become overrun, you need a property management company that can help find the best solutions to uninvited pests. At Real Property Management Results, we offer inclusive and personalized property maintenance that is guaranteed to protect your real estate investment from pests or whatever might cause your property’s value to decrease. For more information, please contact us online or call us at 812-461-1676 today!

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