When you are a property owner or real estate investor, you have to take care of all issues on your property. Pest control should be one of the most important things on which you should focus. However, it is treated as a luxury, but those who have been through an infestation know how expensive this “luxury” actually is.
There are several primary benefits of pest control for buildings:
It Protects Your Property
Pests don’t discriminate. They will eat, spoil, and infest anything they can get their hands on. If pests are not treated on time, they can cause severe damage that increases exponentially over time. Pest control prevents damage to any property, saving landlords or real estate investors from hefty repair costs.
Protects the Tenants
Some pests like bees and wasps are simply undesirable because their stings can be painful and dangerous. Others such as cockroaches can trigger asthma and other diseases, which may significantly affect your tenants.
Pests may compromise the wiring, making electrical appliances unsafe to use. As a result, paying for pest control becomes essential. With regular services, you do not have to worry about the safety and well-being of your tenants, because pests will be exterminated before they can cause any damage.
Besides, pesticides used in pest control are approved for use by EPA and have low toxicity levels. They do not cause any side effects unless they are consumed in large quantities.
Helps You Save Money
Regular pest control service helps property owners or real estate investors save money in the long term. As mentioned earlier, pests are costly. For example, companies that handle bed bug extermination services have reported treating entire building infestations for less than the cost of one night in a typical hotel.
A professional pest control company can help you save money by preventing property damage and protecting your tenants from unplanned trips to the emergency room or doctor’s office.
Protects the Environment
Pests can spread diseases and cause damage to plants and animals. They can also pollute the environment through their feces, which can contaminate water sources or harm aquatic life.
Neglecting pest control is one of the most common mistakes property owners make.
- It hurts your reputation: When a pest infestation is discovered on the property, it reflects your ability and willingness to maintain it. It gives off an image that you are not professional enough to take care of the premises. This hurts relationships with new and potential tenants, which can be costly for landlords or real estate investors.
- It may cost more to fix the issue after it happens: A pest problem is easier and cheaper to prevent than to repair. If your property has already been infested with insects or rodents, you will need to hire an exterminator. If they only deal with the issue in the short term (for example, when your building is under construction), pests may come back.
The best way to fix pest issues on your property is to hire a professional company that will offer regular inspections and treatment before problems happen. Starting November 2021, we partnered with Pest Share, LLC to provide pest control coverage service for our managed properties. It will give you peace of mind knowing that your property is safe, and tenants will have a great experience living in it.
If you want to rent a home or you are looking for a professional to manage your property, RentWerx is here for you. Contact us to learn more.