Living in an apartment comes with a slew of perks and downfalls. One of the first downfalls that all who have lived in an apartment will mention are the neighbors. Regardless of how clean and quiet you may be, you will always have to deal with the chance that your neighbors are not. In the case that your neighbors are a little messy or tend to let things go, then you may have a heightened chance of crossing paths with some pests.
Are you looking for ways to avoid pests in your apartment at all costs? Well, continue reading, because that’s precisely what our blog post today is going to cover!
Clean Up Outside
While the interior of your apartment is your responsibility to keep clean, the outside of your apartment can prove to be a bit more challenging to stay on top of. Whether you have neighbors that can get a little messy or you’re noticing a build-up of debris building up outside your apartment door, do your best to stay on top of it. If you feel like you’re crossing lines by asking your neighbors to pick up after themselves, head on over to the property management building and have them handle it.
Both trash and debris can lead to pests feeling more than at home outside of your apartment. Once temperatures start to drop or they find an opportunity to sneak in, these factors that were once sufficient for the pests will be tossed aside as they upgrade to the luxury of your apartment. Avoid this by keeping the mess outside at a minimum.
Stray From Second Hand Furniture
Though apartments are smaller, the rent can be pretty outrageous. If you’re looking for ways to save some money, you may not want to make second-hand furniture your go-to. While it’s all relatively harmless to purchase and bring to your home, it’s these purchases that also increase the likelihood of dealing with pests in your apartment.
Some pieces of used furniture can be especially tempting to bring home, and if you find a piece that you just can’t do without, take the time to inspect it. You may find that the piece that you’re head over heels for has bed bugs, beetles, or the like — and that’s not worth the bargain price, ever!
Store Your Food Wisely
A reliable and accessible food source is something that all pests will look for when finding a new home. In an apartment, storage space is pretty limited. Though that may be the case, you’re going to want to make sure that you find ways to store your food responsibly. Whether it’s putting your foods into containers or adding a few additional items to the refrigerator, you’ll be thankful that you spent a little extra time to avoid the chances of pests sharing food with you.
If space is tight in your apartment, and we know this is the case for most of them, look for creative ways to store your food so that pests aren’t able to get into it easily. You’ll also want to keep an eye out for any signs that a pest has found your food so that you can take care of it sooner than later. Which brings us to our next point, handling pests in a timely manner.
Handle Pests in a Timely Manner
If you do find pests in or surrounding your apartment, you want to make sure that you’re handling them in a timely manner. Though they may not seem like a big problem when it’s just one or two that you’re seeing, infestations can develop quickly, and you don’t want to get stuck in the middle of one. Whether you choose to turn to your property management or you look for assistance from a local professional, it’s best to get those pests taken care of sooner than later.
In the case that you do wind up with pests inside of your apartment, you can count on the team at Earthwise Pest Management to help. We’ve worked with a wide array of pests and can help you get your small space under control once again. Reach out to your property management and let them know that you’ve scheduled the services so that they can follow up with us and ensure that these types of problems don’t happen down the road.
We hope to help you with your pest problem — call for a free consultation today!