Apartment complexes usually house hundreds of families. In a place like New York City, there can be as many as a thousand tenants in one building. This usually warrants for unwelcome shared guest. However, the good news is most apartment complex owners and landlords will see to the maintenance of their properties by utilizing the services of commercial pest control companies; such as, Brooklyn Pest Control. Then again, even if the claims to the most maintained living environment are printed you can never trust anything more than your gut instinct.
Thus, if you're looking for a new apartment place to stay you may want to watch out for these tell-all signs that there are critters of annoyance already living in the apartments nearby.
If you don’t like critters, it only makes sense you shouldn’t be too found of any animals. Other than the occasional, “look at that cute puppy in the pet shop” or a stare at the neighbors unleashed dog coming toward you from across the street, your participation with animals needs to be limited for avoidance of the pests that come along with them. Everything from fleas, worms, and ticks! Oh, my! Those don’t sound like friends I would want to invite over for a movie.
So, if the brochure reads: PET FRIENDLY, then chances are there are dozens of residents with pets already settled in and you probably need to look elsewhere to live.
Whenever you walk around the back of a residential building you will find where the trash lies. Usually incinerators or dumpsters are located in the rear of the apartment building and there you may also find “trap-houses”. No, not the kind that Gucci Mane talks about in his rap songs. The kind that traps very large members of the vermin family. If you see a few big black boxes behind the trash can it’s not a comforting site to find. It represents, on a good hand; someone is doing something to combat the outbreak of an infestation of rats and mice, or on a bad hand; there is already is one! It isn’t uncommon to use commercial pest control to prevent pest in multi-family dwellings. But, it should make a prospective resident wonder how bad is the problem, if there is one?
Stay out of the Bushes
Plain and simple. Never live anywhere that looks like it is surrounded by a forest when you are afraid of creatures like spiders and snakes. Because these creepy nuances are often found living in trees and hiding in grass, you may want to live in an apartment complex that just has a few shrubs and botanical elements to compliment the manicured lawn.
Point is, if you collect tarantulas or snakes as a common member of your household, that’s on you! But, if you’re more like me and you feel a need to avoid moving next door to the owners of “Jimmy de Cricket” or ”the Crocodile Hunter”, Per Se, you’d ought to refer to the suggestions above.