Pest infestations are inconvenient, expensive, and can even be destructive. It is crucial to take the steps to protect your Maryland rental properties from pest infestations. There are many steps that you can take to protect your investment and prevent pests from damaging your rental property. 

Take Care with your Landscaping

There are many ways in which your landscaping can impact the likelihood of pest infestations in your rental properties. If you plant fruit trees or vegetable gardens close to your building, it is more likely that bugs or other pests will be attracted to these fixtures, which will put them in close proximity to your property. Planting these fixtures away from your building can help to prevent pests from infiltrating into your rental property. 

Regular Inspections

It is important to regularly inspect your rental property. This will help to find gaps or issues located in the structure of the building. Having these gaps repaired will reduce entryways in which pests can enter the property. It is important to ensure that seals are still functioning effectively in order to both keep the property insulated and prevent unwanted intrusion from pests.  

Educate your Tenants

There are many steps that you can take to protect your rental property, but there are other things that will have to be accomplished by your tenants. It is important to make them aware of the significance of good hygiene and keeping the property clean. Appropriate food storage is also an incredibly important component of preventing pest infestations. It can also be useful to ensure that they know when to contact you for structural repairs that will help to prevent pests. 

Pest infestations are never fun occurrences. Here are just a few ways that you can help to prevent pests in your Maryland rental properties. To obtain more guidance regarding preventing pest infestations, contact us at the Keyrenter in Metro today!