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Why Get End Of Tenancy Pest Control?

There are many downsides to being a landlord. One of the biggest is cleaning up the property once tenants have left and getting it ready for new tenants. With most people, this is not much of a problem. With others, it can be an ordeal. For example, you may have to clean carpets, paint walls, or repair broken fixtures. Something else you may have to deal with are pests. Many tenants are slovenly, and this may have attracted pests such as cockroaches or mice. This is why you should always get end of tenancy pest control. In this post we will look at some of the things you need to know about this service, and why it’s such a good idea.

The aftermath of having messy tenants

Why should you get end of tenancy pest control? Well, as we’ve said, many tenants have nasty habits. They may leave the kitchen in a state, or not bother with cleaning it either during their tenancy or when they vacate the property. Other tenants eat in the lounge and never vacuum their carpets. Then you have people who hoard clutter and don’t throw out their rubbish in an appropriate manner. There are plenty of pests that benefit from rubbish.

clutter attracts mice

All of these issues create a highly attractive environment for pests. Insects and rodents of all kinds can move in alongside your tenants and multiply. And, when your tenants eventually move out, then you’re left with the mess. Even if tenants keep the place immaculately clean, there may still be pests. After all, wherever humans live for an extended period of time there are bound to be pests.

End of tenancy pest control as a precaution

In most cases, you won’t even know about the presence of infestations, often because the tenants themselves don’t even know they have pests. In other cases, the tenants may choose not to say anything, and eventually this becomes a deeply entrenched problem. Unless you get end of tenancy pest control as a matter of course, this then becomes a problem when new people move in. This means that the new tenants end up complaining about pests you didn’t actually even realise were there. You’re then forced to hire pest control during the new people’s tenancy, which is a major headache.

landlord with keys

The best way to avoid this is to get end of tenancy pest control. We can come in, look for pests, and get rid of any that are present. Then we can fumigate the property, leaving you confident to give the entire place a deep clean. This way, your house, flat or commercial premises is left clean, fresh and sparkling – ready for new tenants. Whoever moves in will greatly appreciate this.

The bottom line is that when landlords pay for pest control and do a blitz between tenants it is a great idea. It makes your life easier, cuts down on the possibility of future complaints, and is something that every landlord should do.


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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