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Natural Pest Control for Your Livermore Rental Property

Keeping Your Livermore Rental Property Pest FreePests invading a rental property can lead to all types of trouble. Nobody wants a home occupied by creepy crawlies, as well as the health and sanitation issues they can create. While pest control is usually the concern of the renters, keeping your single-family rental homes free of common pests should be a significant portion of your regular maintenance program and one that you should help your renters with conducting.

Spraying harmful chemicals in and around a home is not always the best choice too. Residents with pets and children might be concerned about pesticides affecting their loved ones, and residents with certain health problems could be at risk too. If this is the situation, then natural remedies might just be the pest control 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. However, there are other things you and your residents can do to keep your Livermore rental homes pest-free in a natural and safe manner.

One natural way to control the insects’ points of entry in the house is to use coffee grounds. Many household pests are repulsed by the smell, and so sprinkling your used coffee grounds in spots where you believe the bugs are coming in could be just as useful as a spray.

If you discover aphids eating your landscaping in your yard, try burying a banana peel beside the affected plant. The peel will enhance the soil while keeping 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 put some apple cider vinegar in a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and poke a few small holes on top. They are going to be attracted to the vinegar but then will be caught under the plastic. No more fruit flies!

To repel other sorts of flies, consider planting a pot of sweet basil and having it near your door. Rosemary and sage are two other herbs that help keep mosquitos away, a little anti-pest herb garden in the making.

Another common pest that can be hard to get rid of is ants. Try pouring cornmeal in small piles where you’re seeing ants, inside and out. The ants are going to eat the cornmeal, but can’t digest it, and will ultimately die out. Another effective and inexpensive remedy is to combine dish soap with water in a spray bottle and spray the ants and where they come in too. Others use peppermint oil or leaves, which is also useful in keeping mice away.

Effective pest control doesn’t have to be expensive or hazardous to your health. But, if your Livermore rental property does become invaded, you require a property management company that can help find the best solutions to unwanted pests. At Real Property Management One, we provide personalized and comprehensive property maintenance that is guaranteed to safeguard your real estate investment, whether from pests or anything else that could cause your property value to go down. For more information, please contact us online or call us at 925-794-8339 today!

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