Responsibilities vary when it comes to rental properties, depending on where the building is located. In some states, tenants are in charge of making sure the property is well-maintained and free of pests. In other states, this responsibility falls to the property manager. If you’re in charge of such a property, make sure you know the laws in your state and city. If maintaining pest control in the building falls on your shoulders, there are steps you can and should take to keep insects, rodents, and other undesirables such as spiders out of the establishment.
Prevention is at the heart of any good pest control strategy, and it is a concept every property manager should be familiar with. Waiting until several tenants complain about an infestation is never a good idea. While some insects can fly under the radar of traditional pest control methods, there is no excuse for not having a preventative routine in place before the complaints roll in.
Once complaints have surfaced, it is incumbent upon the property manager to take quick action. Most DIY pest control methods are ineffective and inefficient. For commercial properties, these methods can actually cause harm to the inhabitants. A far better solution is to find a good local pest control company with the tools and expertise to eradicate a pest problem as quickly as it appeared.
Finding a Good Pest Control Company
Property managers should never choose a pest control company based solely on price. Reputation, specialization, trained technicians, and proper licensing should all be in place before you begin looking at cost. We’re proud to say that Conquest Pest Solutions makes the grade in every one of these areas. We’ve helped Illinois property managers hold pests at bay for more than 20 years. If you’re ready to take a proactive approach to pest management, give us a call for a free quote today.