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Do Property Managers Need Pest Services?

We often get asked whether property managers are responsible for pests in their building. Unfortunately, the answer is yes. If you are providing a full management service to landlords, you are likely to be required to keep pests out of their building as part of their contract with you. In addition to this, there are several reasons why you should have pest services on speed dial.

Property and pest services go hand in hand

As a property manager, you simply cannot afford to let pest problems develop in your clients‘ buildings. Landlords with rented flats or offices and other types of property need to give a good impression to new and existing tenants. If they end up with pests in their building, then they may complain or even look to replace your services. It’s also about your reputation as a property management firm. The last thing you want is a bad reputation for handling pests.

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The best way to prevent this from becoming an issue is by contracting with a reliable local pest control company. You want someone who can respond quickly to pest sightings, and who can give you consistent service. You will want a company who is available 24 hours or whenever you have an emergency situation.

The value of a pest contract for property managers

Having a pest control contract also means is that the pest company provides you with routine pest services. They will come in from time to time – usually once a week or month, although it can be longer if required. Pest technicians will inspect your property and check for signs of pests.

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They will also carry out pest prevention measures. This can include many things. In most cases it means setting and emptying traps. They may also seal up cracks, holes, or entry points where pests are getting in. Pest controllers can also spray insecticide which helps to prevent pests like cockroaches.

What you ultimately have to understand is that you may well be legally obligated to do this. According to various laws, landlords are responsible for keeping their properties in good order. Failure to do so could result in serious consequences. For example, they may have to pay fines. This is why it’s a good idea to deal with pest issues before they become noticeable.


Sally has been writing on the subject of pest control for 4 years. She always carries out extensive and in depth research and always tries to bring you the most up to date, interesting topics.

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