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Pest Control For North Fort Worth Single-Family Rental Tenants

Exterminator Hard at Work in a North Fort Worth Rental HomeUnwanted pests carry more than health and safety risks. This can easily create many disagreements between tenants and landlords about who is responsible for dealing with the problem. If you’ve discovered that your rental home has since acquired a pest problem after you’ve moved in, you should take immediate action. There are many reasons why renters may hesitate to take care of it. This often makes the problem worse. As a renter, you must remember that part of your responsibility is pest control. So, you should know a thing or two about how to prevent your North Fort Worth rental home from getting a pest problem.

It is your responsibility as a tenant to pay for pest control if it is clearly stated in your lease and/or whether your actions are the reason for the infestation or not. There are many different types of pests that can invade a rental home. There are specific kinds of pests, including ants, cockroaches, and fleas, that are often attracted to a home because it is not kept clean enough. Whenever garbage bags are left sitting or uncovered food is stored in the home, cockroaches and ants will easily discover it and swarm the home. Such insects thrive in environments with a plentiful food source and love to eat garbage and crumbs. Skunks, mice, rats, raccoons, and other animals are also strongly attracted by garbage left uncovered outside and can create havoc in a very short amount of time. If you have a dog or other pet, it might be bringing fleas into your house. Fleas carry diseases and can quickly infest every corner of a home.

As described above, it is often the actions of the tenant’s behavior that caused the pests to be invited into the rental home. This is why, under the terms of most leases, the responsibility is usually placed on you, as a renter, to pay to have the unwanted pests removed. Keep in mind that if your rental home has a moisture problem that you didn’t mention to the owner, you could find yourself responsible for the pests that are attracted to such conditions as well. In most incidents, a professional exterminator will be requested to find out whether or not your living conditions caused the pest problem. You just might need to bear the cost for any and all necessary pest removal services if their investigation reinforces such an opinion.

Something an excellent renter can do is to be proactive about their rental home maintenance; that would be really helpful. There are plenty of measures that renters can do in order to maintain their rental homes pest-free. Seeing to it that the home is gets cleaned regularly, both inside and out, is maybe the simplest and most practical way to prevent unwanted pests. Keeping garbage and food (both human and pet) in containers with tight lids and disposing of any trash right away is another important strategy for outdoor pests.

Now, for pests that want to be indoors, the most effective way to keep them out is to see to it that the food is tightly sealed and properly stored in the refrigerator or pantry and that crumbs are swept up daily. For renters with pets, keeping your animal clean is the best way to avoid a flea infestation and all the problems that come with it. These days you can find many good flea prevention products that can be deployed in areas highly prone to fleas and ticks. When you act immediately, you can easily dodge the expense and annoyance of having to bear the cost for pest extermination on your rental property.

Are you on the lookout for a North Fort Worth rental home? Check out our available rentals and call us at 682-831-1300 for more information.

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