It’s nearly impossible to keep an apartment building in the Big Apple 100% pest-free. However, as a landlord in New York City, you have an obligation to manage and deal with any pest infestations that may happen in your properties. Keep an eye out for the following pests; they are the most common problematic creatures found in rental properties in NYC.

Common pests landlords see in rental properties


If there are rodents in one of your rental properties, you will probably receive complaints from your tenants about the following:

  • Small droppings
  • The smell of urine
  • Gnaw marks and holes
  • Scampering and scratching noises
  • Nests

If you have a rodent infestation in your rental property, it’s crucial to deal with it right away by getting in touch with the professionals.


The sign that there is an ant infestation in one of your properties is pretty obvious. Your tenants can see them. This is why it’s important to take preventative measures for these pesky pests. Keep the apartment building clean and regularly check to make sure entrance points are sealed. Keep your tenants informed and encourage them to keep their space clean as well.

Bed bugs

If your resident is afraid they have bed bugs, it’s important to deal with the problem right away. Keep an eye out for these signs:

  • Blood stains on bedding
  • Bed bug fecal spots, egg shells, or shed skin
  • A musty odor

The expert team at Assured Environments can rid your space of bed bugs and prevent them from coming back in the future.


Cockroaches are present in a rental property because they’re there looking for food. Food residue in the kitchen, dirty dishes in the sink, and overwatered plants are all things that can attract roaches. Once you’ve recruited professional pest control to rid the space of cockroaches, make sure your tenant knows to keep their space clean to prevent these pests.

If there’s a pest infestation in your NYC property, get in touch with Assured Environments right away! Our team is dedicated and passionate about providing exceptional service to keep both you and your tenant happy!