Should landlords pay for pest control? It’s tempting to put that responsibility on the tenants. You might even think you’re doing them a favor by keeping rent and intrusions low.
Or maybe you thought that you were doing yourself a favor: limiting your costs and keeping profits high.
Unfortunately, research shows that this method rarely pays off. Since tenants have the option of moving every year, they don’t have to consider the long term implications of pest problems. After all, if rats and mice nest in the walls, they can just move. It’s the owner who will be stuck with the bill.
Should Landlords Pay for Pest Control?
A Look at the Stats
- 61% of rental properties have some combination of roaches, ants, bed bugs, and fleas
- 33% of rental properties have rats and mice
A Look at the Bottom Line
- Rodents cause between $500 million and $1 billion dollars in damage to homes per year
- Getting rid of rodents can cost a single home owner up to $2,000*
- Initial treatments for roach infestation can cost $400*, not including follow up visits
*not including repairing damage caused by the infestation
With these figures in mind, the answer seems obvious. Yes, a landlord should pay for pest control. After all, it’s her investment on the line.
Budget Friendly Pest Control Solutions for Landlords
The good news is that protecting your property does not have to be expensive. In fact, for just $36 per month, All U Need Pest Control can protect your property year round. Have multiple properties? Give us a call and we’ll be happy to give you a customized quote for total investment protection.
Your Partners in Property Protection
There’s an added benefit for landlords who choose to partner with All U Need. Do you ever wonder what goes on inside of your properties? Do you wish you could, every once in a while, just get a peek inside?
Sending in your own pest control team gives you the opportunity to keep closer tabs on your property. We report to you. If, during routine pest control treatments, we see something amiss, we will give you a call. You can breathe a little easier with All U Need.
So what are you waiting for? Call right now to get started. We can’t wait to start working with you today. Let’s kick our relationship off right with free property inspections! Just one more way that All U Need truly is All U Need.