From hiring movers and signing your lease to packing and cleaning, moving into a rental apartment or home can be overwhelming so you may not place much time or energy into pest control. Unfortunately, signing a lease for a rental that is infested with insects and rodents can be dangerous to your physical and emotional well-being. Before you sign your lease, be sure to ask if you can see the specific unit (or home) you’ll be renting and look for these signs of a pest infestation.
Cockroaches are not pleasant to see, let alone live with, so you must learn the signs of an infestation before moving into your rental. One of the most obvious signs of a cockroach infestation is the sight of them during the day. Since they are nocturnal and only come out at night, an infested property will force cockroaches out of their nests during the day.
The presence of fecal matter is also a sign of an infestation. Feces left behind by cockroaches will resemble coffee grounds.
Lastly, if your rental has a strong, foul odor that management cannot explain, it is most likely stemming from a cockroach infestation.
Bites from bed bugs can cause skin irritations, rashes, and even infections, so you should never move into a space that is infested with these small pests. Use extra precaution when inspecting the rental for bed bugs because they are not only dangerous but also difficult to remove.
The shape of a bed bug resembles an apple seed. These flat, roundish bugs are not only found on begs, though. Inspect window treatments, window and door frames, carpeting, crown molding, and all types of furniture for these unappealing and problematic bugs.
Bugs are not the only pests you need to worry about. Pest control experts recommend a thorough inspection of your rental for obvious and subtle signs of mice and other rodents.
Droppings are the main sign of a rodent problem. However, one mouse can leave behind a lot of these fecal droppings that look like small brown and black pellets. Check behind furniture, in cabinets and drawers, and in corners of your rental for droppings.
If you do not see any mouse droppings, you should also inspect cabinetry, floors, walls, and electrical wiring for signs of damage. Mice will scratch and chew through wood and drywall in an attempt to create nests. They will also chew on electrical wiring, which can become dangerous due to the risk of fires.
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