One of the toughest challenges many property management companies face on a daily basis is pest control in and around the properties they manage.
Such menace leavestheir properties vacant and the resulting feedback from such abandonment of properties is a huge miss out on some cool bucks.
As property managers, we understand that pest control is our most dreaded occurrences. So, placing pest control measures on the top row of our overall sanitation and maintenance programs is an essential aspect of our job responsibilities which we pay keen interest to.
While we may pay so much attention to pest control on the properties we manage, we see such approach as a simple way of protecting our tenants, buildings, its environment and our reputation on the long run.
Are you a property manager or you own a property management firm? Get this few tips to keep the properties which you manage unconducive for pest and you’ll see potential tenants/buyers flocking you.
- Keep Close Contact with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Professional
Pest control is an integrated effort. In most situations, the service of an expert is required to keep things going on well. Hiring an IPM professional for a monthly or quarterly inspection of your property is a move in the right direction. An IPM expert can help you in locating areas that are vulnerable to pest infestation, and such professionals can also proffer the best treatment method which can act as a preventive measure which will be long-lasting.
- Educate Your Workforce
Charity begins at home, they say. Reducing the risk of pest infestation to your properties has so much to do with your team of staff. Most particular, your maintenance staff should see the need to guide leaks and unnecessary entrance into your property jealously. Also, they should see to it that hidden areas around the building are less cluttered and kept under constant monitoring. Again, any pest sighting should not be handled with levity.
- Keep a Functional Garbage Disposal Program
Filled and unattended garbage bins areone easy route to having pest feasting around your property. So, it is an important step to make when you make sure that such areas are kept clean and far from the smallest entrance into your properties. Spills on trash cans and rooms should also be cleaned immediately and properly.
- Educate Your Tenants
While your promise to your tenants is to provide them with a conducive environment to live in, their own commitment to you in return is not only to pay their rent promptly. Educate and let your tenants know and understand the fact that when it comes to keeping a pest-free environment, they also have a part to play. Basically,residents can be held accountable for a pest-infested environment when you hand them rules regarding their apartment and the cleanliness of their units.
Upholding your good reputation as a property manager is not hard to do. Simple steps as those listed above can make the world of difference between an abandoned property due to pest infestation and propertythat see high tenancy bid.
Contact Name: Tayla Duncan
Company Name: Real Property Management Premium
Company Address: 2060 Church Street, Suite E, Zachary, LA 70791
Email Address: [email protected]
Website Address: https://rpmpremium.com
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