Controlling pests in multi-unit housing can be incredibly difficult due to the number of people living in close proximity. This leads to an increased likelihood [...]
A Property Manager's Guide to Pest Control If there is one thing we can all agree on in the apartment industry, it’s that managing an [...]
The job title of property manager is often reduced to “landlord,” which has many negative connotations among apartment residents. You’re seen as a mere tax collector, robbing the hard-working people of rightfully-earned money. Each month, your inhabitants will look with dread at the calendar’s final day scrawled with “RENT DUE,” imagining you maniacally laughing when depositing the check.
Houston-area homeowners and businesses begin noticing subterranean termites in early spring, when they become visible in swarms by entering homes, commercial buildings and other structures. Known as the “silent destroyers,” termites cause an estimated $5 billion in property damage each year – that’s more damage to homes and businesses than all other natural disasters combined. Adding to the challenge, termite presence is difficult to detect as their activity is hidden behind wallboards, siding or wood trim.
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and Holder’s Pest Solutions are celebrating the fifth annual Termite Awareness Week, March 13-19, 2016 to bring awareness to termite prevention, detection and treatment. Although termite treatment is most effective when performed by a licensed pest control professional, it is important that individuals know the signs of a termite infestation and become familiar with prevention methods to combat the invasive insects.