26 Aug Who is Responsible For Pest Control in a Rental Property
Many benefits come with renting a property instead of owning it. One of the many of these benefits is knowing that your landlord will handle most issues when they arise. Whether it’s a broken water heater, leaking from the tenant above you or replacing that malfunctioning dishwasher.
However, when it comes to pest control, many renters have questions. Who is responsible for pest control when there are unwanted critters in the property?
In most situations, landlords are responsible to pay for pest control services. Whenever you sign a rental agreement, it should be clear regarding who is responsible for pest control.
While landlords are usually responsible for pest control, it typically doesn’t apply if the tenant is found to be responsible for the infestation. This can mean failing to take the garbage out, leaving food out or leaving windows open. There are also situations where pest control is not specifically covered in your rental agreement.
If you are a tenant, make sure that you are taking steps to prevent pest issues from forming. Make sure you take out the recycling and garbage, and report all property damage or leaks to your landlord. The more proactive you are about preventing pests, the better.
When it comes to pest control, it is important that you treat visible pests right away and then set up a plan for maintenance down the line so that pests are less likely to become an issue in the future. Always talk to your landlord about any and all pest control expenses so you can make sure that they are handled and paid for appropriately, before the pests cause a any damage to the rental property.
The good news is, once you figure out who is responsible for handling pest control, most pest problems are easily handled, if you have the right professional. You should never try to handle pest issues on your own, if you do not know what you’re doing you can ultimately cause harm to kids, pets or the rental property you are living in—and you may not even handle the pests while you’re at it.
Always call a professional for pest control needs.
If you have questions about pest control or what you can do to keep your rental pest-free this fall, then contact experts here at Proctor Pest Control. We are here to make sure unwanted pests stay out so you can get back to enjoying your home completely pest-free.