Apartment living can be a great option if you’re not quite ready for homeownership. Most apartment complexes typically have great management systems that will take care of any problems or issues without costing you a penny. If you’re living in an apartment, you likely have some sort of pest control plan through your complex. However, there are still some things you can do to keep the bugs out when you feel like you could use a little extra protection.
Here are some pest control tips for apartment dwellers:
Check for cracks. How do you think those pests entered your home? They likely entered through a small crack or crevice somewhere in the apartment (unless you’ve been leaving the doors open!). Check for gaps, holes, cracks, crevices… anything that a pest could enter through. Keep an eye on windows, doors, and pipes, and again, alert management at any sign of possible entry points.
Stay organized. Pests love dark spots where they can relax undisturbed. Keeping your apartment organized and eliminating clutter can help keep them out. Organize your pantry, cabinets, closets, drawers, shelves, etc., and make sure you dispose of any paper products like newspapers, magazines, boxes, and mail as soon as you’re done with them. Implementing fun organization systems in your apartment can help keep you clean and pest-free, and can even help give you a little more space if your apartment is small.
Preventing pests anywhere can be tough, but staying on top of it and sticking to the things on this list can help you keep your apartment as clean and pest-free as can be. But if you do find any signs of these troublemakers, put your management to good use and ensure they’re doing all they can to properly prevent and eliminate them.
Have any pest questions or want to upgrade your pest control services? Never hesitate to reach out!