Pest Control Solutions for Property Managers
From Dugas Pest Control Serving Southern Louisiana
If you’re in the property management business, you probably have enough on your plate. Between your renters, local government, and acts of nature, the last thing you need is one more item to worry about. Unfortunately, you don’t have a choice, because any property that’s home to a human also makes a great home for a number of pests.
Dugas Pest Control offers pest control solutions for property managers throughout Southern Louisiana including Baton Rouge, New Orleans, St. Tammany & Lafayette for apartment complexes, condominium associations, multi-family unit and investment property managers. Contact our commercial pest control team today for a free estimate on pest control services including:
Termite Control Service
In southern Louisiana, you’ll find two main types of termites making themselves at home in someone else’s. There are drywood and subterranean varieties. As their name suggests, drywood termites dine on drywood.
The subterranean type, though, like to feed on the inside of a wood structure. These sophisticated pests then cover their tracks with either dirt or mud.
Unfortunately, when it comes to termites, your best bet is to hire an exterminator immediately. While there are some other options available, you simply don’t want to take the risk of not putting an end to an infestation immediately. The longer it goes on, the longer you’re at risk of your building sustaining serious structural damage.
Bedbug Control Services
Since 2004, bedbugs have been plaguing the entire country at a much greater rate than previously seen. Unfortunately, experts agree that 2014 will be the worst year yet, so prepare for some of your property management company to receive calls about inadvertent roommates in the near future.
Despite popular opinion, bed bugs are not a result of poor hygiene or a lack of cleanliness. So, if any of your tenants complain about bed bugs, don’t automatically assume it’s because they’re not taking care of the place.
As with termites, your best bet is to bring in an exterminator. Otherwise, the pesky little vermin are a challenge to kill off. Fortunately, they won’t make your tenants ill or do any serious damage to your property.
Flea & Tick Control Services
If you have properties that are pet-friendly, it’s only a matter of time before one of them gets fleas. Of course, this can be a minor problem and a complete non-issue for you if the problem is immediately contained and handled by the owner. But, if it isn’t, then you’ll need to step in.
Fleas can multiply at an astounding rate and they’re not just at home on man’s best friend. They also enjoy furniture, the carpet, bedding and more. Unlike bed bugs, fleas can carry diseases.
Depending on the state of the property, tenants may simply need to treat their dog and thoroughly clean their home. You’ll probably want to explain to them that this means vacuuming their carpet and washing all their sheets. If you don’t have an issue with it, flea bombs can always handle the issue. Of course, professional exterminators are always a good idea, too.
If your property management company has apartments in southern Louisiana, chances are you have some experience with roaches. Louisiana is home to a handful of species. These ugly vermin are notorious for their ability to survive no matter how adverse an environment. Often, the only time people see the roaches in their home is when they turn on a light in the kitchen. That’s because roaches can otherwise disappear for long periods of time without so much as a crumb or a drop of water.
Fortunately, there is an assortment of traps available that your property management can set out in any apartment to deal with a roach problem. Insecticides are another option, as well.
If you run a property management company in Baton Rouge, review the notes above about the pests you’re most likely to see. While there are often solutions you or the tenants can take on their own, don’t be shy about calling us at Dugas Pest Control. We’ll make sure the problem is completely stopped and we might even find some that you weren’t even aware of.