If you’re a real estate agent, property manager, or broker, you’ve probably got some stories to tell about people’s residences. Decor choices and carpet placement are quirky, but sometimes tenants have dirty habits and poor hygiene, leading to a pest infestation. When this happens, it can make it difficult to bring new tenants in or sell the property. Buying and selling real estate has enough red tape as it is, so discovering a pest control problem can feel overwhelming and daunting. Thankfully, we have the solution. Cramer Pest Control has developed a pest control program for real estate that targets the most common pests and the hot spots where they find their way in.

Common Pests Found In Rental Properties And Homes For Sale

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are perhaps the worst pest to have due to their size. Tenants may not realize they’ve got a problem until the bed bug population has exploded. They can be brought inside via any piece of furniture – not just beds, which means they can infest not only your tenants’ belongings but also the furniture you use to showcase a property. If that prop couch picks up bed bugs, you could unknowingly bring them to dozens of future showings and spread the problem.


Cockroaches are one of the most disgusting bugs in nature, and they can cause health problems in humans. Many people have severe allergic reactions to their fecal matter, and they can cause or exacerbate asthma. Unfortunately, they are great survivors, and like many pests, they are attracted to food. If your customer is careless about their trash and food waste, the rental property can easily be overrun in a short period of time.cockroach on a log


Ants are inquisitive and resourceful. Unlike cockroaches, which result from poor hygiene and messy living conditions, ants can find their way in just about anywhere. Unfortunately, some species, like carpenter ants, can do more than chase after dropped crumbs. Carpenter ants do not eat wood fiber, like termites, but they do use wood to burrow and carve out tunnels. They can ruin furniture, floors, beams, and roofs of property by harming the structural integrity of the building.


Rodents not only carry in other pests like fleas and ticks, but they will also annihilate things like fabric, cardboard, furniture, and electronic cables. They may be cute to some people, but the problems and diseases they bring are anything but.


Spiders are great predators and will catch other bugs, but most people are not happy to find them in their homes. If you’re showing a property, and a black widow is hanging in the corner, it ruins your clients’ impression of the property. Spiders belong outdoors – not in our homes and residential properties.


We don’t have to tell you how annoying these critters are. Mosquitoes will take advantage of even the smallest amount of standing water and quickly colonize your property.

How To Get Rid Of Bugs In Your Real Estate

Our pest control strategy for real estate has many facets.

Customized Planmosquito biting

When eradicating pests, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. We’ll inspect your property and create a customized solution tailored to your needs.

Treat Hotspots

These include areas like cracks and crevices where insects and rodents frequently find their way in. We’ll also treat areas like basements and crawl spaces – two favorite places for insects and rodents to congregate.


We have the technology to monitor your property and determine if pests have come back or how many pests are currently on the property. This allows us to make decisions about treatment.

Perimeter Pest Control

This creates a barrier around your property that lasts even through the rain. Any insect that crosses this boundary will not last long.

Pest Inspections

We can perform a WDIR/CL-100 inspection. (Wood-destroying insect information report). We even offer a 5% discount to realtors. Give yourself, your clients, and your tenant’s peace of mind knowing their property is certifiably pest-free!

Find Pest Control Near Columbia

If you’re worried your real estate sale will suffer from a pest problem, worry no more. The experts at Cramer Pest Control have helped thousands of brokers, property managers, and real estate agents evict bugs and pass inspections. Our pest control program for real estate targets the most common pests, from insects to rodents. We service select communities in both North and South Carolina. If you’re interested in learning more or scheduling a pest control appointment, give us a call today!

For service in North Carolina, call (704) 763-0204.

For service in South Carolina, call (803) 802-7540.

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