Past Tips of the Month | National Apartment Association

Past Tips of the Month

 

 October

Tip of the Month 

 

 

 

Did you Know?

As cooler temperatures approach, so do rodents, which have been known to squeeze through an opening the size of a dime. 

Tip:

Report any gaps or holes in and around your unit so that management can seal them up to help keep rodents out. 

 

 

November

 

Tip of the Month 

 

 

 

Did you Know?

Good sanitation practices will make your apartment less appealing to pests during the holiday season.

Tip:

When preparing your favorite Thanksgiving recipes, remember to wipe down counters and other surface areas in the kitchen regularly. 

Share this tip with your residents, as research shows that 66 percent of renters are interested in receiving information of preventing pests from apartment management. 

 

 

;December

 

 

Tip of the Month 

 

 

 

Did you Know?

Baking materials can be prone to infestations of stored-products pests like beetles and moths.

Tip:

Keep non-perishables tightly sealed or stored in a refrigerator or freezer, especially items that may not close well in their original packaging. 

 

 

January

 

Tip of the Month 

 


 

 

 

Did you Know?

The grime in kitchen and bathroom drains can make a good meal for pests.

Tip:

Kick off the New Year with a clean home. Use an organic drain cleaner to break down residue in your drains. 

 

February

 

Tip of the Month 

 

 

 

Did you Know?

Cold weather forces many ant species indoors as they rely on artificial heating to survive. They love food of all types, especially sweets.

Tip:

Thoroughly inspect grocery bags, boxes and potted plants before bringing them inside to prevent ants from hitching a ride. 

Share this tip with your residents, as research shows that 66 percent of renters are interested in receiving information of preventing pests from apartment management. 

 March

 

Tip of the Month 

 

 

 

Did you Know?

As the weather starts to warm up, bees, wasps and flies are more likely to make their way inside. 

Tip:

Remember to keep your doors and windows closed when not in use. 

 

 

April

 

Tip of the Month 

 

 

 

Did you Know?

In addition to May flowers, April showers can provide breeding spots for unwanted pests.

Tip:

Watch out for standing water that can accumulate around your unit and be aware of areas prone to puddles after rainstorms.

 

 May

 

Tip of the Month 

 

 

 

Did you Know?

Pests like cockroaches can hide in the edges of hallways and in the tiniest of cracks and crevices in your living space.

Tip:

When doing your spring cleaning, remember to vacuum regularly and thoroughly to remove food debris in hard-to-reach places.

 

 June

 

Tip of the Month 

 

 

 

Did you Know?

Yellow jackets have been known to enter soda cans unseen during summer picnics or lunchh by the pool. 

Tip:

When dinig outdoors, be sure to keep soda cans covered at all times to prevent bees from stinging or hitching a ride inside your home. 

 

July

 

Tip of the Month 

 

 

 

Did you Know?

Just like you, pests are drawn to the scent of the foods served at Fourth of July cook outs. 

Tip:

Keep containers tightly wrapped and secured, and don't leave food or discarded wrappers in the open. 

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