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Pest Control (by Beth [KY]) Sep 4, 2008 1:12 PM
       Pest Control (by Brenda [TX]) Sep 4, 2008 1:16 PM
       Pest Control (by sid [MO]) Sep 4, 2008 1:49 PM
       Pest Control (by RR78 [VA]) Sep 4, 2008 6:23 PM
       Pest Control (by AllyM [NJ]) Sep 4, 2008 6:26 PM
       Pest Control (by Lisa [OH]) Sep 4, 2008 11:27 PM
       Pest Control (by billy button [MA]) Sep 5, 2008 7:10 AM

Pest Control (by Beth [KY]) Posted on: Sep 4, 2008 1:12 PM

State Specific Question About: KENTUCKY (KY)

When a tenant has moved into a trailer and they call a month later and say they have bugs, are we responsible for getting a pest control service?

Pest Control (by Brenda [TX]) Posted on: Sep 4, 2008 1:16 PM

Is this addressed in your lease?

Pest Control (by sid [MO]) Posted on: Sep 4, 2008 1:49 PM

Visit the site personally and evaluate. Are they keeping the dwelling clean and sanitary or are dishes piled up in the sink and open cereal boxes everywhere?

I verbally tell my tenants of my "60 day bug free" pledge. I'll treat for up to 60 days after move in; after that, it's on you. The deal is void if the household is sloppy. My lease says tenants are responsible for pest control, but I offer this as a reassurance that I run quality units.

Pest Control (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Sep 4, 2008 6:23 PM

Would depend on what you say in your lease and if your trailer had bugs when they moved in or if the new tenants brought them in. --72.82.xx.xx

Pest Control (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Sep 4, 2008 6:26 PM

I guess no one else had the bugs there or you would not be asking. What kind are they?

If you are sure there were none before then tell the tenant it's their problem. But you need to find out if they are termites or carpenter ants that could damage your property. If they are property related kind of bugs then you need to treat. If they are bedbugs or roaches that the tenant could have brought in then they should pay but I would find a way to do it that they can live with, such as adding it to the rent spread over a few months, which means you pay and they reimburse.

You must have just cleaned the place to rerent so you know there were not bugs. Do you have a witness that you can tell the tenant about?

Pest Control (by Lisa [OH]) Posted on: Sep 4, 2008 11:27 PM

My muni code says in SF it's the tenants responsibility.

Pest Control (by billy button [MA]) Posted on: Sep 5, 2008 7:10 AM

u better do something before board of health gets involved.u can rely on tennies to do this.what kind of bugs? --208.58.x.xx

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