Pest Control for Property Management – Landlords and Letting Agents

Safe and effective pest control solutions for landlords and letting agents

For over 10 years Protex Pest Control has worked with property management professionals.  This includes letting agents and landlords.  We provide tailored commercial pest control solutions for landlords.  Each solution will focus on preventing pest infestation in commercial and residential properties.

Our Protex Pest Control Technicians will identify weak spots around the property, that may act as an invitation to pests.  They will also consider the challenges you face each season and design a plan to protect your tenants and properties from pests.

We also provide a range of bird deterrents for commercial and domestic landlords and letting agents.  All our systems are non-lethal.  They will adjust and manage the behaviour of birds such as pigeons over a short period of time.

If you have a problem with bird droppings or guano, we will also remove that in a safe manner.  Our team will clean your building and sterilise the surrounding areas. All waste is removed and taken off-site.  Read more about our specialist bird division here –

Pest removal for landlords and letting agents

If your tenants discover a pest problem on a property that you manage, you will want to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.  Any infestation will only get worse as pests tend to populate very quickly.

Pests can be dangerous and spread disease, so it’s essential to seek professional help to resolve the situation safely.

A Protex Pest Control technician will visit your premises, assess the situation, and start treatment immediately if required.

We have experience of safely removing a wide range of pests such as mice, rats, squirrels, cockroaches, bed bugs and fleas.

UK Pest Laws

It is important that landlords and letting agents in the UK work with a reputable pest control partner.

Properties infested with pests such as mice, rats, pigeons, cockroaches, bed bugs and fleas pose a public health risk for inhabitants.  And the presence of pests may even result in legal action against the landlord or property owner.  Property owners and landlords have a legal obligation to uphold and maintain high property standards, ensuring they are fit for  residential or commercial use.

The Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949

The Act enables local authorities and licenced businesses such as Protex Pest Control to practice the appropriate pest removal and prevention strategies.

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002

The regulations state how certain substances and chemicals can be used. Pesticides, insecticides, chemical baits, and poisons must be carefully managed to ensure no indirect damage is caused to humans or other living species.  The technicians at Protex Pest Control will ensure any necessary chemicals are used correctly and comply with the COSHH regulations.

Protected species

Some species are protected, regardless of how much of a pest you consider them to be. A protected species must be handled correctly or left alone.

For your own safety and to ensure you comply with the law, we strongly advise against attempting to resolve a pest problem yourself.

Contact us today for more information.

Who is responsible for a pest infestation in a rental property?   

We are often asked is the landlord responsible for a pest infestation in a rental property or should the tenant resolve the problem.  The answer is twofold.

The first point of responsibility for pest control in a rented property lies with the landlord. Landlords are obligated to ensure a property is fit for human habitation and does not have any issues that can cause health problems. 

However, there are circumstances where the tenant will be responsible.

If the landlord has documentation to prove there weren’t any existing infestations prior to a tenant moving into a property; the tenant may be at fault.  This is most commonly the case for flea and bed bug infestations.

The tenant may also be liable if it is proved they have been negligent in the upkeep of the property.  

Read more in our article here. 


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