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pest control (by B Johnston [CA]) Jun 11, 2019 10:53 AM
       pest control (by S i d [MO]) Jun 11, 2019 11:13 AM
       pest control (by myob [GA]) Jun 11, 2019 11:26 AM
       pest control (by plenty [MO]) Jun 11, 2019 12:56 PM
       pest control (by Bill Johnston [CA]) Jun 11, 2019 1:04 PM
       pest control (by Vee [OH]) Jun 11, 2019 2:37 PM
       pest control (by RB [MI]) Jun 11, 2019 5:27 PM
       pest control (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Jun 12, 2019 7:35 AM
       pest control (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Jun 12, 2019 10:25 AM

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pest control (by B Johnston [CA]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 10:53 AM
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Tenant has ants and earwigs in a SFR. Am I responsible for pest control? --47.208.xxx.xx




pest control (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 11:13 AM
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In Missouri, not usually, unless you agree contractually in the lease to be responsible. I give a "pest free guarantee" in our units for any issues reported in the first 30 days only, bed bugs excluded. After that, the tenant must pay for further treatments as desired.

In California, I do not know. Typically, parties can work this out in the lease agreement. When the lease is silent, your local judge and/or case law will prevail.

It also depends on what you mean by "responsible for".

I always hire the exterminator regardless whether we are in the first 30 days or after, since I don't want unlicensed bozos spraying chemicals all over my house. But if we're after the first 30 days, I then send the bill to the tenant.

It also depends on mitigating circumstances. If you go to the house and the tenant has dirty dishes piled up in the sink or open food containers left on the counter, that's going to attract bugs, period, even if you spray chemicals everywhere. Obviously, the tenant would have to assume at least some level of responsibility for basic cleanliness and keeping the premises in a sanitary condition.

--173.20.xxx.xxx




pest control (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 11:26 AM
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If during our time cleaning prior to next tenant bugs are noticed we treat ASAP. Should no bugs or no evidence we don't. Under those guidelines: #1 if it was treated we tell tenant it was. Also that it take 10 to 15 days to erricate. 99.9% of the time we never hear back. We also explain it can not be treated to soon.

#2 if no bugs or evidence of while doing fix up we tell tenants "place was just treated and needs 10 to 15 days to eradicate". 99.9% of the time never hear back.

Oh maybe you brought some with you in those cardboard boxes? --99.103.xxx.xxx




pest control (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 12:56 PM
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Did they just move in? Been there a while? --99.203.xx.xxx




pest control (by Bill Johnston [CA]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 1:04 PM
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Been in about 6 months --47.208.xxx.xx




pest control (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 2:37 PM
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Those are common housekeeping (lack of) bugs, most are so let them spray and clean in whatever order they choose. --76.188.xxx.xx




pest control (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 5:27 PM
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Sounds like another Tenant Lifestyle Issue. --184.53.x.xx




pest control (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Posted on: Jun 12, 2019 7:35 AM
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Because you live in CA I would consult an atty to see if the bugs have rights and if your city is a bug sanctuary

--24.62.xxx.xxx




pest control (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Jun 12, 2019 10:25 AM
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[[[[[.....Because you live in CA I would consult an atty to see if the bugs have rights and if your city is a bug sanctuary .....]]]]]]

Where is the like button when you need it? --98.146.xxx.xxx



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