What Can Renters Do About Termites?

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What Can Renters Do About Termites?

4 January 2023
, Blog

As a renter, you may feel like you don't have the same kind of control that a homeowner does. You might feel that this is especially true when you're dealing with issues that affect the home, like pests.

If you spot the first signs of termites, you may wonder what you're supposed to do. The good news is that there are a few steps you can take to address the problem.

Contact the Property Owner

The first step is to inform your landlord or property manager right away. The property owner may contact a professional who can inspect the premises for termites or other pest-related issues.

Of course, your property owner may not respond right away, or you might wonder if there's anything you can do in the meantime. You might even read over your lease and see that you're the one who is supposed to handle the pest control. That means you need to take quick action.

Look for Signs

Even if you can't do anything about the termites directly, it's still important to stay vigilant. Look out for any signs of an infestation, such as swarms of flying insects around your windows and doors or wood that appears to have been chewed through.

Keep in mind that most of the signs of termites are easy to spot for renters. In fact, you may not need a full inspection to see termites.

Preventive Measures

You can also take preventative measures to help protect your home from termites. This may include regularly checking for signs of damage, sealing up any cracks or crevices in the walls and foundations, and keeping an eye out for pooling water that could be creating a welcoming environment for pests.

Renters can also prevent termites by keeping firewood and mulch away from the building. Doing so can help reduce the risk of infestation and make it easier for professionals to identify problem areas.

Finally, keep any outdoor plants trimmed back and away from the house, as this can also help prevent termites from taking hold.

Contact a Pest Control Professional

If you are worried about termites as a renter, you may want to contact a pest control professional to learn more. 

A reputable company will be able to advise you on how best to handle the situation and provide effective treatment. They can even offer preventative measures specific to your home that can keep termites and other bugs at bay.