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How To Prevent Pests At Our Newport Beach Beachfront Rentals

Many of our guests stay at our Newport Beach beachfront rentals during the height of pest season. While we take measures to keep our vacation rentals pest-free for guests with thorough cleanings between stays and seasonal pest treatments, guests’ behaviors during their stay can go a long way to making or breaking our pest prevention success. Here are a few of the best strategies you can employ to help us keep our Orange County beach house rentals pest-free during your stay and the stays of future guests.

Keep Counters and Floors Clean

Keeping your vacation rental clean is your first line of defense against pests. That’s because pests are typically looking for sources of food and water that will allow them to thrive. Depriving these pests of these sources by wiping down surfaces, vacuuming floors, and cleaning up spills promptly will mean pests don’t see your vacation rental as a nice cozy home of their own.

Put Food Away

If you’re keeping food or dirty dishes out on the counter instead of putting them away, you’re increasing the chances that a pest will find their way to a tempting food source, which could also give them the opportunity to settle in and start multiplying. Always putting away food promptly (or changing how and where you store certain items) can help prevent pest infestations.

Eliminate Sources of Moisture

Many pests thrive where humidity and standing water are present, and humidity abounds at our beachfront house rentals. In fact, some pests will specifically seek outstanding water or moist organic material as a place to lay their eggs. Cleaning and drying your sink, clearing your drain, taking out the trash, and using the fan in your bathroom can help reduce the moisture in your beachfront rental and give pests fewer places to thrive.

Get Rid of Clutter

Clutter-like cardboard boxes and papers can provide extra places for pests to hide, making it easier for pests to stick around once they’ve arrived. Getting rid of clutter not only makes your rental a less likely target for pests but also makes it easier for us to get rid of pests if they do show up in your rental.

Notify Staff of Cracks & Leaks

Cracks in windows and exterior-facing doors are the most common ways that pests get inside a home. Leaky faucets or sweating pipes can also introduce moisture that makes a home a more ideal environment for pests. Always be sure to promptly notify our staff of cracks and leaks in order to reduce the chances of pest problems and help keep our vacation rentals in perfect condition.

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