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Creating a Mosquito Free Rental

There's one thing pretty much everyone can agree upon: mosquitos are the worst. During this time of year in particular, tenants want nothing more than mosquito free living. By educating your residents about mosquito control and effectively managing pest control efforts, you can ensure that your community is as mosquit-free as possible. Cal Bay Property Management's Scott Safadi recommends looking into lightweight misting machines to provide on the spot treatment of particularly troublesome areas.

 

These machines are worn on the back like a backpack, but pack a much more powerful punch. Designed to fog isolated areas in the same way that spray trucks do, the misting machines can penetrate ground foliage where mosquitos might be laying eggs. The best part? The chemicals used won't jeopardize the health and safety of your landscaping. The insecticide used is mild and can be mixed in a matter of minutes.

 

Of course, even after spraying, you and your tenants will need to stay vigilant about preventing more mosquitos from moving in. Dispose of any containers than collect water in summer thunderstorms, as they are prime breeding grounds for mosquitos. Clear your rain gutters regularly and change the water used in birdbaths and fountains on the property. Double check other spots where water might inadvertently collect, like tarps and tree stumps. Irrigate your garden to ensure water does not stand still for long.

 

If you decide not to invest in a misting machine, consider contracting the work out to a local pest control company. While it may seem like a costly expense, the work that these companies do is incredibly valuable. Consider how quickly a prospective tenant might be when learning that your property is infested with mosquitos. Not only are the bugs annoying, but they can pose real health problems for those with weak immune systems.

 

You simply can't be too careful when it comes to these nasty bugs. Do everything in your power to rid your community of mosquitos and you'll be surprised at how frequently your tenants will take to the outdoors. Nobody likes bug bites, but without mosquitos to worry about, your residents can enjoy your tennis courts, pool and grills again!

 

Once you've got yourself a mosquito free property, ask your tenants to write you a Yelp review mentioning the amenity. You'd be surprised at what a perk mosquito-free life can be!

 

- Scott Safadi, Cal Bay Property Management

There's one thing pretty much everyone can agree upon: mosquitos are the worst. During this time of year in particular, tenants want nothing more than mosquito free living. By educating your residents about mosquito control and effectively managing pest control efforts, you can ensure that your community is as mosquit-free as possible. Cal Bay Property Management's Scott Safadi recommends looking into lightweight misting machines to provide on the spot treatment of particularly troublesome areas.

These machines are worn on the back like a backpack, but pack a much more powerful punch. Designed to fog isolated areas in the same way that spray trucks do, the misting machines can penetrate ground foliage where mosquitos might be laying eggs. The best part? The chemicals used won't jeopardize the health and safety of your landscaping. The insecticide used is mild and can be mixed in a matter of minutes.

Of course, even after spraying, you and your tenants will need to stay vigilant about preventing more mosquitos from moving in. Dispose of any containers than collect water in summer thunderstorms, as they are prime breeding grounds for mosquitos. Clear your rain gutters regularly and change the water used in birdbaths and fountains on the property. Double check other spots where water might inadvertently collect, like tarps and tree stumps. Irrigate your garden to ensure water does not stand still for long.

If you decide not to invest in a misting machine, consider contracting the work out to a local pest control company. While it may seem like a costly expense, the work that these companies do is incredibly valuable. Consider how quickly a prospective tenant might be when learning that your property is infested with mosquitos. Not only are the bugs annoying, but they can pose real health problems for those with weak immune systems.

You simply can't be too careful when it comes to these nasty bugs. Do everything in your power to rid your community of mosquitos and you'll be surprised at how frequently your tenants will take to the outdoors. Nobody likes bug bites, but without mosquitos to worry about, your residents can enjoy your tennis courts, pool and grills again!

Once you've got yourself a mosquito free property, ask your tenants to write you a Yelp review mentioning the amenity. You'd be surprised at what a perk mosquito-free life can be!

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