It is essential for property managers of multifamily housing to ensure profitability, property value and housing quality of managed properties. Their role as a link between owners and tenants involves balancing often conflicting interests.
Any pest infestation involving rats, mice, moths, fleas, bedbugs, beetles and wasps in a property severely tests this relationship because tenants understandably expect a pest free living and working environment. Often, poor pest management will result in rent reductions or tenant loss.
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Multifamily property managers need to act quickly at the first sign of a pest problem to prevent an infestation from spreading throughout the property and neighboring buildings as rat and mice populations increase rapidly. The cockroach population can also expand explosively, spreading through ventilation shafts, piping and cables to infest entire properties in no time.
As the experts in pest control, Ehrlich’s proactive approach to bed bugs involves education, early detection and proven eradication methods. Our team of professionals are trained to understand the biological and behavioral nature of this elusive pest.
Our solutions to eliminate bed bugs involve combinations of the following services:
Problems with flying insects such as houseflies and blowflies, moths, and mosquitoes in rented premises are important to address. Bees and other flying insect nests - commonly found at the building facade, in a roof structure – should be removed immediately. Flies are often attracted to trash collection points, either in a building’s basement or in outdoor areas housing trash receptacles, recycling containers and composting facilities. In most cases, protecting windows with screens will effectively prevent the entry and proliferation of flying insects within the property.
In the event that the flying insect problem cannot be permanently eliminated because of conditions conducive to pests, Ehrlich Pest Control offers a wide range of efficient fly trapping devices for use in indoor spaces such as basements, lobbies, stairwells, offices and kitchen areas.
In their relentless search for food, rats and mice constantly seek out structural weaknesses and will enter buildings through wall openings, open basement windows and even vertical gutters. Ehrlich recommends a dual approach, first to prevent entry through the strategic placement of bait outside the property and, second, to ensure the early detection of an infestation. Basements, attics, suspended ceilings and computer equipment rooms are all known problem areas that can benefit from appropriate monitoring solutions.
By focusing on prevention, pest control measures are only necessary for acute infestations. In such cases, Ehrlich deploys a wide range of discreet, access-restricted bait and detection boxes, as well as a range of treatments designed to suit the operational environment.
Ehrlich Pest Control offers an effective service to protect landscaped gardens, parks and green areas from destruction by voles and moles. Our Vegetation Management Services will reduce pest harborage areas on your property.
Bird pests, especially pigeons, can be a major problem for property managers as they cause damage running into the millions to a building’s structure. Highly corrosive bird droppings destroy building facades and roofs. Nesting material frequently clogs rain gutters and drains. In addition, tenants are disturbed by foul-smelling bird droppings on window ledges and balconies, as well as persistent take-off and landing,cooing and wing-beating. But, more importantly, birds can pose a serious health hazard. Birds transmit harmful bacterial infections like Salmonella and histoplasmosis which can result form bird droppings, which in the absence of their host animals, can also infect humans.
Ehrlich Pest Control can inspect and report on the scale of a bird problem and professionally clean and disinfect contaminated surfaces. We also offer a range of electric, wire, steel and netting systems to suit all types of building that deter birds from approaching, inhabiting and nesting in your property.
Properties can be plagued by a variety of crawling insects including numerous species of ants, fleas, ticks and bed bugs. Cockroaches, in particular, find that warmth, water and food scraps make many boiler rooms, private and communal kitchens a welcoming habitat for uncontrolled reproduction. It is vital to recognize the signs of an infestation as early as possible in order to prevent transmission of disease-causing germs to tenants and their pets.
In the event of an infestation, Ehrlich’s pest experts have a range of state-of-the-art control methods at their disposal, selected according to the pest to be controlled and the sensitivity of the surroundings.
Food supplies in private households and commercial kitchens, warehouses, basements or cafeterias attract pests such as cheese or flour mites, fruit flies and several species of beetles such as flour beetles, larder beetles and other grain beetles. These can rapidly spread throughout the entire building complex.
Ehrlich Pest Control offers field proven systems to control stored product pests including an innovative approach which uses an insects own pheromones to crush populations in certain situations.
Pests pose a serious health and safety threat with the potential to contaminate food, transmit pathogenic germs and cause extensive damage to equipment and buildings. Rodents gnawing on wires, for example, can short-circuit electrical systems while corrosive pigeon droppings cause costly damage to the building exterior.
The two key reasons for the susceptibility of properties to pest problems are the many sources of entry to a building presented by structural defects and a lack of awareness among tenants of the need for active pest prevention.
Ehrlich’s expert Technicians can act as the multifamily property manager’s eyes and ears during planned preventative inspections, helping them protect their investment. They will provide recommendations from their inspection to reduce the risk and severity of any pest problems.
Numerous professional property managers responsible for a portfolio of commercial properties find PestNetOnline, Rentokil’s online pest control system, invaluable. This market-leading system highlights any areas with pest infestations or outstanding recommendations, enabling property managers to manage pest control across their entire property portfolio remotely. Real-time audit and online documentation ensures that records are always up-to-date and properties can be grouped for reporting purposes.