One of the most ongoing battles between landlords and tenants is figuring out who is responsible for paying for pest control services when pests are infiltrating the property. In most cases, the landlord and the tenant shares equal responsibility. Here are some ways to understand the responsibilities of both landlords and tenants to avoid possible arguments.
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As the landlord, you are responsible for preventing and exterminating pest, which includes providing them with pest control services on an annual basis and eliminating pests when they arise.
Pest eradication can be given during an outbreak of mice or rats, wasps nests, termites, cockroaches and so on. If the tenant notices such pests and they have proven they are not the cause of the outbreak, then the landlord is responsible for this.
However, this does not mean that the landlord is always responsible for pest infestations since tenants are the ones spending the most time on the property. The tenants should always maintain clean living conditions to avoid attracting pests.
For instance, if the tenant owns a dog and the dog carries fleas or ticks or blames the landlord for it and demands for a pest control specialist to have the fleas and ticks removes, this may not end well for the tenant since any infestation coming from the dog is their responsibility and not the landlords.
To avoid pests from coming to your apartment make sure that your environment is always clean.