The Importance of Pest Control to Real Estate Properties

When you are a real estate investor or a property manager, you have a lot on your plate to take care of from landscaping and maintenance to structural projects with the overall aim to keep tenants satisfied and properties in excellent condition.

But one of the most challenging problems for property managers to deal with is pest infestations. Some pests that come onto your property are more of a nuisance, but others can be a significant threat to the health of your tenants as well as the value of the property.

Here are 3 important reasons why pest control is important to real estate properties.

1. It Protects the Property

Pests don’t discriminate. Once they find their way into the property, they will eat, multiply, destroy and infest to the point of causing severe structural damage. Many of them, like termites, go undetected and you will only be aware their presence after they’ve done so much damage. Regular pest control together with an inspection can prevent or at least minimize pest issues.

2. It Protects the Tenants

Pests are a health hazard; they can spread diseases. Pests like cockroaches can trigger asthma and allergies in small children. Others like bees, wasps and red ants are undesirable pests to be existing in and around the property because their stings and bites are very painful. Maintaining and keeping a clean and healthy environment for rental properties is paramount for the safety and well-being of your tenants otherwise the pests will wipe out the prospects of attracting and retaining tenants.

3. Helps You Save Money

Pest treatments are costly especially if the infestations are not treated on time or are neglected. This will result in severe damages that drastically increase over time and in turn contribute to the decrease in property value and revenue.  As mentioned earlier, with regular pest control you can prevent or minimize damage to the property, saving property owners or real estate investors expensive repair costs.

Want to know more about how to prevent pests or have an expert inspect your property for pests? Contact our expert team today and we can take care of your pest treatment needs.

Article by: 

Martina Gaunala
Supervisor Technical & Training

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