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Keeping Pests Out: Rodent-Proofing Your Sparks Rental Home

Curious Chipmunk is Peering Through the Window of Your Sparks Rental PropertyPerhaps one of the most troubling situations that can happen to a property owner is when unwanted pests invade your rental home. They bring about all kinds of problems for your residents making it even harder for you as the property owner. Rodents are the most common unpleasant tenants that invade your homes, like humans, they want to keep warm during winter. Opting to find a place that is heated and with a constant supply of food. Our houses typically have both, turning them into an irresistible attraction for mice, squirrels, rats, or other pests.

Making sure that certain pests stay out of your Sparks rental homes can prove to be a difficulty. The good thing is several basic fixes can help make your rentals rodent-free. For example, it’s crucial to remove food sources that could entice unwanted rodents. Pet food, birdseed, grass seed, and fallen fruit from trees should be cleaned up or stored in heavy plastic containers with airtight lids.

You also have to make sure that likely entry points around the home’s foundation, eaves, and soffits are sealed to make sure the rodents are kept out. Close any gaps and holes by filling them with steel mesh, caulk, or plaster. They should also be frequently checked to keep the seals intact. Soaking cotton balls with peppermint oil and leaving them in places where rodents might enter has also been reported to work well and this method leaves a pleasant smell.

If in case you are obligated to provide pest control to your residents (many states do not require owners of single-family homes to offer pest control so look to your local statutes) and natural methods aren’t helping you keep the pests outside, you may need to resort to traps or hire an exterminator to take care of the problem. But of course, making use of traps, poisons, or other measures pose significant dangers to residents and their pets unless used carefully and appropriately.

As a property owner, to add rodent-proofing to your extensive list of winterizing tasks may feel like one heavy responsibility too many. It can be challenging to remember to check the foundations and eaves of each property, as well as monitor the home for its handling of potential pest-attracting food sources.

You could work on it yourself, or you could call Real Property Management Corazon instead. We offer comprehensive property management programs that cover monitoring and maintaining the integrity of your property to keep the rodents out and your residents happy. Keep your rental properties rodent-free all winter by contact our team of professionals now! What are you waiting for? Contact us online or call us at 775-826-1414 today and learn about all of our property management services.

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