6 Pest Control Challenges For Residential Property

There are literally hundreds of different types of properties. These range from things like enormous mansions and houses, to different types of flats, and also bungalows and bedsits. Because each of these are different, they each present a unique challenge for pest control professionals.

In this post we will look at the different features of these properties and what they mean for pest control.

Various factors and how they impact pest control

1. Size of the property

The first and most obvious challenge is the size of the property. It’s clear that the bigger the property, the more difficult pests could be to exterminate which is why pest prevention at home is important. Large houses provide residential pests will dozens of places to hide away. They also mean that pests can move around while pest control is being performed.

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Depending on how big your property is, we may need to make special arrangements. Also, bigger properties will take longer to service. If you have a large house it may take longer to finish the job.

2. Open plan houses

Open plan houses can be a particularly difficult challenge for pest exterminators. The reason for this is simple. Pest control works best when there are small rooms that can be sealed off. This allows us to do things like fumigation, heat treatments or to spray pesticides. Open plan houses are comprised of large areas. They may also have extremely high ceilings and this makes things like fumigation difficult. For this reason, open plan houses may necessitate longer periods of planning and work in order to exterminate residential pests.

3. Gardens and their size

The problem with gardens is that they provide a feeder system for pests, and this can attract pests. What we mean is that dozens of pests could be living in your garden. This includes all the usual suspects like rats, ants, and cockroaches.

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Due to the availability of food and shelter, these pests may eventually enter into your home. If this happens the problems starts all over again, even if you have previously eliminated all pests. Basically, the bigger and more overgrown your garden, the harder it is to do pest control.

This is why it’s critically important that your garden is kept in good shape. You need to make sure that grass, bushes and trees are routinely trimmed. It’s also important that all garden refuse is quickly removed. Doing this will cut down on the amount of pests that are in your garden. Subsequently this will help to keep residential pests out of the home.

4. Property age affects residential pests

The age of the property can also be a challenge during pest control. The reason why is because residential pests are attracted to places to feel safe. Older houses offer more scope for hiding places and this also means they are more likely to have deep seated pest issues. There may be residential pests that have lived in the house for decades. These residential pests can sometimes be incredibly difficult to get rid of. On the other hand, newer houses are less likely to attract residential pests.

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5. Presence of water, damp or mould

Something else that attracts pests is moisture. Like all living creatures, pests need water to survive. If you have problems with water in the home or damp then getting rid of the pests may pose a serious challenge. It’s advised that these problems are taken care of before hiring pest control.

6. Rental properties

Rental properties are usually more difficult to service which is why we support property agents. This is because homeowners usually take better care of their properties. This means that pest issues are usually less severe. In the case of rental properties tenants often do not care in the same way as a homeowner. This means that residential pests often flourish and are harder to get rid of.


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