The last thing you want to discover when you arrive at your vacation home is a pest infestation. Properties such as vacation rentals that are left unoccupied for weeks or months at a time are particularly vulnerable to pest problems. Whether you rent out a cabin or own a summer getaway home, it’s important to learn how to prevent pests year-round.
At Johnson Pest Control, we are proud to practice IPM, which allows us to focus on preventing pest problems before they begin. Keep reading to learn how we can help protect your vacation home or overnight rental from pest infestations.
Pest Problems in Vacation Rental Properties
Because overnight rental properties are often unoccupied for long periods of time, they can be susceptible to pests. Cabins, summer getaway homes, and other overnight rentals are just a few of the many types of vacation homes that can experience pest problems if not maintained properly. In the age of online reviews, it’s especially important to make sure your property is in tip-top shape. A pest infestation could ruin your weekend getaway or—if you’re renting out your property—your ratings!
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Pest Prevention in Vacation Homes and Rentals
In addition to working with a professional pest control company, there are several things you can do to keep pests out of your vacation home. To prevent pests year-round, it’s important to:
- Seal all gaps, cracks, or crevices around the property, paying close attention to gaps around pipes.
- Place screens over doors and windows, and cover outdoor vents.
- Store firewood at a distance from the property.
- Keep your yard tidy and vegetation trimmed, making sure no tree branches touch the roof of the property.
- Ensure the garage door seals flush to the ground.
- Take out garbage on a regular basis and make sure trash cans are tightly sealed.
- In general, keep a tidy environment free of excess mess or debris.
Year-Round Vacation Home Pest Control
Just like any other property, vacation homes are susceptible to pest problems at any time of the year. No one wants a pest infestation ruining their long-planned vacation. Whether you rent out your vacation home or not, it’s essential to invest in regular pest control services to protect your property—especially when you’re not there to do so yourself!
Johnson Pest Control is proud to be an industry leader in vacation home pest control services throughout Sevierville Tennessee and beyond. Call us today to learn more about how we can help keep your vacation rental property pest-free!Back to Residential Pest Control
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