Friday, March 19, 2010

Is It A Good Idea To Do Pest Control Every Year? Is Pest Control To Kill Termite?

Lar Says:
January 18th, 2010 at 6:39 am
Let me see if I understand your post . You own the rental property and you pay a management company to oversee it. If that’s correct the way I read the question. Your options for pest control is probably well worth the cost. Pest control can include roaches, water bugs, spiders of all types rats and mice as well as termites. I’m not sure what state your in but a person bitten by a brown recluse or black widow spider might have grounds for a law suit. Talk to a lawyer to see what the pros and cons of paying for it will be. The tenant is not responsible for your property. Except that they must not be or do destructive things to the property. You might be able to raise the rental fee to include the charges .
Yes it is a good idea to have it done no less than once per year preferably twice or if it’s the deep south more frequently.

ek Says:
January 18th, 2010 at 6:47 am
I find the landlord will usually pay for pests considered to do structural damage to the home (termite-carpenter ants) or may cause a health issue. (German roaches, rats, mites) Pest that are considered nuisances or are caused by tenant, the tenant usually pays. (crickets, wasp nest, fleas caused by tenants pets) No real rule of thumb, depends on what the contract agreement is in the lease agreed upon by landlord and tenant for the most part.
DM—today’s best liquids (since 2000) do kill the colony within three months, unlike the Sentricon sysrtem that asks for 18 months for control. Would not suggest trying to protect a home with Sentricon even if it was applied free of charge

LucySD Says:
January 18th, 2010 at 6:56 am
pest control can be paid by tenant or landlord depending on your lease. there is no surefire pest control for termites. chemicals will kill invading termites but not the colony. the ONLY effective treatment for eliminating the colony which can number in the thousands is the sentricon system manufactured by dow. several pest companies carry it but I would go with terminix.

d m Says:
January 18th, 2010 at 7:05 am
If it is written in your cantract that you have to pay the mgmnt co. then you have to pay. Pest control is totally different than termite control. Pest control is spraying for roaches, spiders, ants, and any other insects that can infest your dwelling. Termite control is baiting strictly for termites.

how can I rid the ants without hurtin my cats?

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Keep kitchen area clean, dry, and free of

Promptly clean up food and drink spills.

Rinse recyclable cans and bottles and store
in pest-proof containers.

Keep pet and human food in pest-proof

Empty wastebaskets frequently.

Block access. Seal cracks in the foundation
and block entrances around pipes, vents,
wires, etc.

Keep screens, weatherstripping, and door
sweeps in good repair.

Promptly repair leaks and moisture

Clean gutters.

Keep trees, shrubs, and mulch at least 12
inches away from the house.

If grass grows up to the house, keep it
mowed low.

Kill wandering ants found indoors.

Trace ant trails to entry. Seal entry and
remove food source. Vacuum ants. Wash
trail with soapy water to remove scent
released by ants to lead others.

Use sticky cardboard traps or glue boards to
detect new infestations.
Destroy ant nests located where people are at
high risk from bites. Poke holes in the nest
while slowly pouring in soapy water.
pouring in
the soapy
the nest
until no live ants are seen.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Why is it sugar ants are very where

I live in this home ,i call home but there is one part of the house that is so gross that i dont go to .DO i ever ask myself that the air i breath also circulates in the same area i dont want to go to or clean. If you think its gross, you gross with it too. lol

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