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Natural Pest Control for Your Camarillo Rental Property

Keeping Your Camarillo Rental Property Pest FreeWhen pests invade a rental property, they can cause all kinds of trouble. No one likes a home filled with creepy crawlies, not to mention the health and sanitation problems they can bring. Although pest control is usually the responsibility of the renters, keeping your single-family rental homes free of common pests should be an important part of your regular maintenance program, and one you should assist your renters with handling.

At the same time, spraying harmful chemicals in and around a home is not always the best option. 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 professional exterminators claim to use natural products, and those are worth researching a bit more and perhaps providing a list of preferred providers to your residents. But there are also things you and your residents can do to keep your Camarillo rental homes pest-free in natural, safe ways.

One natural way to control access points for insects around the house is to use coffee grounds. Many household pests don’t like the smell, and so sprinkling your used coffee grounds in spots where you think the bugs are coming in might be just as effective as a spray.

In the yard, if you discover aphids eating your landscaping, try burying a banana peel next to the affected plant. The peel will enrich the soil while keeping your yard bug-free.

When pests get into a rental property, they can lead to a lot of potential issues. Nobody likes a home filled with creepy crawlies nor the health and sanitation problems they can bring. Even though pest control duty typically falls on the renters, keeping your single-family rental properties free of common pests must be an important part of your routine maintenance program and one you should help your renters with handling.

But, spraying harmful chemicals in and around a property is not always the best option. 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. 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. However, there are other things you and your residents can do to keep your Camarillo rental homes pest-free in a natural and safe manner.

One natural means to regulate insects’ access spots around the house is using coffee grounds. Many household pests dislike the smell, and so sprinkling your used coffee grounds in places where you think the bugs are entering through might be just as successful as a spray.

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

If fruit flies are becoming problematic in the kitchen, try using apple cider vinegar to get rid of 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 deter other kinds of flies, consider keeping a pot of sweet basil next to the entrance. 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 can be difficult to get rid of. Take a crack at pouring cornmeal in little heaps where you’ve observed 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 also use peppermint oil or leaves, which is effective in keeping mice at bay as well.

Effective pest control doesn’t need to be pricey or a health hazard. However, if your Camarillo rental property does get infested, you need a property management company that can help get the best solutions to unwelcome pests. At Real Property Management Ventura County, we offer personalized and all-inclusive property maintenance that is sure to protect your real estate investment, whether from pests or anything else that might lessen your property’s value. For more information, please contact us online or call us at 805-387-3682 today!

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