Many people live in multi-unit dwellings, whether it be apartments, townhomes, duplexes, condos, etc. These multi-unit buildings provide a unique challenge when it comes to pest control, but with cooperation from residents, housing managers, and pest control specialists, everyone can be happy and pest-free.

 

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Residents

Because pests like roaches, ants, rodents, and bed bugs can easily move between units, each resident needs to do their part to help keep the building pest-free. Keeping their individual unit clean and free of debris is one of the most important tasks. Things like taking out the trash regularly, wiping up counters, washing dishes immediately after use, and sweeping and mopping often can greatly reduce pests. If you notice pests around your unit or in common areas, the sooner you can report them to whoever is in charge of the building, the better.

 

Property Managers

If you live in a building that has a property manager, they are a vital part of the pest control team. Important tasks to help keep pests away may include:

  • Taking care of rubbish- Ensure that rubbish bins are located as far away from the building as possible, provide adequate bins so that rubbish does not overflow, and clean up any spills or piles as soon as possible.
  • Recycling- Keep recycling in metal bins so that rodents cannot chew through them, use lids if possible, arrange for regular recycling pick-ups, and help residents understand the importance of washing out containers.
  • Maintaining the exterior of the building- keep vegetation trimmed and ensure that cracks and gaps are all sealed with caulk or expandable spray foam.
  • Cleaning communal areas- Keep entrances, hallways, gyms, or other communal areas clean and de-cluttered.

 

Pest Control Specialists

The third important member of the pest control team is, of course, the pest specialist. For multi-unit buildings, it is especially important to have regular inspections, monitoring, and treatments. With so many different units involved, a small pest problem can very quickly become a major infestation, affecting a large number of people. Regular treatments help to prevent these large-scale problems. The experienced technicians at Radar Pest Control understand the unique difficulties associated with multi-unit dwellings and will come up with a customized plan to benefit all. To receive a quote and pricing for a multi-unit dwelling for Sunshine Coast Pest Control, contact Radar Pest Control today.