Dealing with a pest infestation is a time-consuming and stressful process. It can also be costly. Regular pest control maintenance services can help property owners and managers save money on treatment and prevent future outbreaks of termites, rodents and other common pests.
The most effective pest control maintenance are those that take place before an infestation occurs. This includes removing pests’ food, water and shelter sources. It also involves maintaining the building structure and fixing leaky pipes to reduce moisture levels in the structure.
Regular inspections of the exterior and interior of the building can uncover cracks, crevices, and holes that can be used by pests to gain entry into a building. These gaps and cracks should be sealed, especially around utility conduits, vents, and other penetrations into the structure. It is recommended that building managers search for these areas on a regular basis and regularly apply caulking to the seals to protect against pests.
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Pests such as rats and roaches are drawn to garbage, so it is important to regularly empty garbage cans, especially those that hold scraps of human food. In addition, it is a good idea to regularly clean garbage and trash bins so that food is not laying around.
Finally, it is important to drain and clean any puddles of standing water on the property to reduce mosquito breeding sites. Landlords should also keep track of when pest infestations occur and contact tenants about their responsibility for paying for pest control services.