Pest Control For Property Managers

September 8, 2022

Pests are the bane of any property manager's existence. They can cause damage to property, spread disease, and make tenants uncomfortable. That's why it's so important to have a pest control plan in place for your single family residential properties.

But don't worry, we're not here to scare you. In fact, we're going to make this a fun and playful guide to pest control. So grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy the ride.

Why is pest control so important?

Pests can cause a lot of problems for property managers. For one, they can damage property. Termites, for example, can eat through wood, causing structural damage to your properties. Rodents can also chew on wires and pipes, leading to costly repairs.

In addition to damaging property, pests can also spread disease. Cockroaches, for example, can carry Salmonella and E. coli. Mice can carry hantavirus. And fleas can carry Lyme disease.

Finally, pests can make tenants uncomfortable. No one wants to live in a home that's infested with pests. If your tenants see pests in their rental unit, they're more likely to move out.

How to create a pest control plan

The first step to creating a pest control plan is to identify the pests that are most likely to be a problem in your area. Once you know what pests you're dealing with, you can develop a plan to prevent and control them.

Here are a few tips for creating a pest control plan:

  • Inspect your properties regularly. This is the best way to identify pest problems early on.
  • Seal up any cracks or holes in your properties. This will make it more difficult for pests to get inside.
  • Store food properly. Pests are attracted to food, so it's important to store it in airtight containers.
  • Keep your properties clean. Pests are more likely to infest dirty homes.
  • Work with a professional pest control company. They can help you develop a customized pest control plan for your properties.

Fun(ish) facts about pests

  • Did you know that termites can eat through wood at a rate of up to 1 inch per month?
  • Did you know that cockroaches can live for up to 13 months without food?
  • Did you know that ants can lift up to 20 times their own weight?
  • Did you know that fleas can jump up to 13 inches high?
  • Did you know that bed bugs can survive for up to a year without feeding?


Pests can be a big problem for single family residential property managers. But by having a pest control plan in place, you can prevent and control pests, protect your properties, and keep your tenants happy. Learn how Cover Pest turns pest control from an expense to an added source of revenue

Bonus tip: If you ever find yourself dealing with a pest problem, don't panic. Just remember that pests are just creatures trying to survive. So be kind to them, and call a professional pest control company to help you get rid of them.