The biggest problem with bugs in an apartment building is that it is enough for one tenant to be careless or not hygienic, and the infestation can easily and quickly spread to all or most of the apartments. So here are the most important things you should know about how to get rid of bugs in an apartment building, what to do about prevention, and when to call a professional.
The best approach to preventing a bug infestation is hygiene and cleanliness. Keep an eye on how your tenants are looking after their own places. Some basic prevention techniques are:
- Washing dishes in a timely manner
- Cleaning meal preparation areas often
- Storing food in airtight containers
- Keeping fruit in the refrigerator (especially for fly prevention)
- Keeping the floors clean
- Avoiding standing water in sinks or tubs
- Checking pipes for leaks
- Sealing up cracks between the floor and wall, gaps on cabinets, and gaps between baseboards
- Stuffing larger gaps with steel wool
The first thing you should do when you know there are pests in your apartment building is to identify the type of pest you’re dealing with. When you manage to identify the bug, you will know what you’re dealing with and how difficult it will be to get rid of it.
Some types of bugs, like bed bugs, are especially troublesome because odds are that if they are found in one apartment, all adjacent apartments should also be treated because these bugs spread easily and rapidly.
Depending on the type of bug, there are numerous traps, sprays, and other methods for attempting to eliminate them on your own. In some states, you are not allowed to treat certain bug infestation problems in an apartment building by yourself, so before going through the trouble of buying necessary supplies, make sure that you are allowed to treat it. In many cases, you might be bound by law to call pest control specialists.
Calling a Pest Control Professional
It’s always important to keep in mind that do-it-yourself pest control options are rarely effective enough to fully eliminate a pest control problem, which can lead to frustrated tenants.
If the problem is beyond your control or you are not allowed to treat the problem by yourself, we recommend calling a pest control professional as soon as possible. They are trained to know how to get rid of bugs in an apartment building. Not only can they quickly and effectively solve your pest problems, but they can also follow up and exercise preventative measures to make sure you never have the same problem again.
Proudly serving the greater Chicagoland area in Illinois and southeast Wisconsin, the professional exterminators at Aerex Pest Control understand the habits of different pests and use that knowledge when developing a pest control program that is best suited to your home and your particular problem. Our technicians are professional, state certified, licensed applicators. Call today for your free consultation 847-255-8888 or click here for a free quick quote.