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Pest Control for the Property Management - Sunshine Coast

Some people think that owning real estate is a great source of passive income: you just lay on the beach, relax, and one day a month you collect all the takings from your properties. Things are definitely not this simple. A property manager is constantly juggling tasks to keep both the tenant and landlords happy, whilst also maintaining the condition of the property.

There are maintenance tasks to perform, landscaping, plumbing, structural issues and last but not least, pest problems. Regular pest control needs to be done in order to keep the properties safe and the tenants happy. Action should be taken as soon as any pest issue arises.

Condominiums, apartment complexes and other multi-family environments are always in danger of being infested with cockroaches, bed bugs, rats, mice, termites, flies or various other pests. Some of them can cause serious damage to the property, while others are big threats to the health and well-being of the tenants. For example, rodents can chew through electrical wiring which can lead to fires or power outages. Rats can also carry dangerous viruses and bacteria, as well as other pests like ticks, fleas, lice and mites.

If the building is a multi-family place, then it’s quite difficult to pinpoint the source of the infestation and control it. The units share floors and walls, and there are communal areas too that need to be maintained (such as fitness centres, hallways, entertainment rooms, etc). So as a property manager you need to keep in touch closely with a professional pest control company, and to take action immediately. This way you can keep the tenants happy and avoid getting a bad reputation.

Common Pests in Property Management


These nasty insects look disgusting, but also smell bad and can trigger allergies in some individuals. To make things even worse, they can also carry bacteria (Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Listeria, E. coli), and also fungi, viruses and parasitic worms. Their droppings and body secretions will stain and leave an unpleasant smell, and they can also contaminate foods with their cast skins and egg cases.

They are nocturnal creatures and stay hidden during the daytime, getting out at night in search of food. They can shelter in spots that are hard to reach with the usual cleaning methods, such as cracks, crevices, sewers and drains.

Rats & Mice

Rodents are attracted by trash cans and improperly disposed rotten food, but also by fresh food that can be found in people’s homes. They can multiply very fast and cause a lot of trouble. They can destroy sewer systems, electrical equipment and other things on the properties, but can also carry diseases. Not to mention that they also make a lot of mess with their urine, droppings and materials they drag along.

Signs of rodents include droppings of various sizes, sightings of live or dead rats or mice, squeaky noises or gnawing sounds, smudge marks caused by their wet and oily fur, tracks in dust or powder, gnawed marks on materials, urine stains or smell.


While they don’t bite or hurt people, they can lay on food and contaminate it with a wide variety of viruses and bacteria. Some species are attracted to fruits, others to various foods and some to decaying meat. Not to mention that they can also be very annoying when buzzing around.

Bees & Wasps

Buzzing bees and wasps are also annoying, but unlike flies, they also sting. While the pain of one sting is not that bad, some people can have allergic reactions which are very dangerous (even fatal if not treated in time).


Even though they are tiny insects, they can create huge colonies of millions and can destroy properties. They are the most destructive pests in the world when it comes to economic damage, and their biggest advantage is that they can stay hidden for long periods of time. They feed on anything that contains cellulose, and that includes wood, paper, wires, furniture and various items found on your properties. An experienced pest control technician will know how to look for signs of termites and detect them in time. That’s why it is essential to get a termite inspection at least yearly.

Stored Products Insects

These include beetles, weevils, moths, mites and others. They do not harm people, but they do destroy or infest stored foods. The most susceptible products are cereals, seeds, nuts, spices, teas, dried fruits and even preserved meats. Moths also destroy people’s clothes and create discomfort.


Luckily, they do not bite or transmit diseases, but they are unpleasant to see and most people are very scared and disgusted by these creatures. They usually lurk in corners and hidden places and create their webs, and that’s why it is very important to ask the tenants to carefully clean the entire home.
These were just the most common ones, but there are plenty of other pests that can infest apartments. But luckily, we are here to help!

Safeguard Pest Control

When it comes to dealing with pests in property management, you need to work with a professional and experienced company. We have been in business for over 30 years and we have thousands of satisfied clients all over the Sunshine Coast. Our technicians are well trained and experienced, and we only use substances that are certified and safe for humans and pests. We offer pest control solutions to residential and commercial areas as well as to schools and hospitals. We adapt our treatments based on the particularities of each property, and can handle a wide variety of pests.

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Get Rid of Pests Now!

So if you want to keep your tenants happy and avoid getting a bad reputation, call us right away! Whether you have issues with mites, rodents, lice, crickets, weevils, earwigs, wasps, moths, bees, termites, lawn grubs, geckos, fleas, mosquitoes, flies, bed bugs, silverfish, pantry pests, beetles or ticks, we are here to help!

Book your Safeguard treatment now by calling 07 5477 6675 or emailing info@safeguardpestcontrol.com.au and allow us to protect your property against these dangerous and annoying pests.

Popular Questions

Do you spray in kitchens and around food?

Yes we spray in kitchens and around food however we recommend your food to be properly sealed and stored while our treatment is carried out, We use only the best and safest chemical that have low toxicity to humans. Book today call (07) 5477 6675 or email us.

How often should I get a pest control treatment done?

You should get a pest control treatment done at least every 6 to 12 months, our work comes with a 12-month warranty (Terms and conditions apply) We will notify you after 12 months so you can be sure you’re protected all year round. Call us on (07) 5477 6675 to book your Pest control treatment today.

Do we have to vacate the property while you spray?

Our chemicals are safe for you and your family to be around during the treatment. You don’t have to vacate the property while the service is being done. call (07) 5477 6675 to talk with Safeguard Pest Control about any concerns you might have!

Will wet weather affect the treatment?

Some treatments will be postponed, most pest control treatments usually are not affected as properties have eaves and guttering that overhang the exterior walls. Call (07) 5477 6675 or email us to organise your pest control treatment today!

Do you spray inside the house or just outside?

An Internal and external spray will usually be conducted unless a different treatment plan is discussed. For more information check out our Residential Pest control page or Contact us or call (07) 5477 6675  today.

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