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Are Landlords Responsible For Pest Control?

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Yes, when it comes to pest control, the responsibility falls on the landlord in most circumstances. It falls on the owner of the building to maintain a healthy and habitable environment for all tenants. This includes blocking entry points for pests and preventing infestations. However, in some circumstances, the tenant may be responsible for controlling pests too.

Extremely poor hygiene, and changes to the home made by a resident that could attract pests are out of the landlord’s control and should be avoided. If you’re curious about the subject of controlling pests, read on to find more answers to commonly asked questions.

Why Is Physical Pest Control Preferable To Chemical Poisons?

Physical pest control measures are always preferable to chemical techniques. Traps, physical removal, blocking of entry points and humane control are better for the environment, and the residents. What’s more, chemical solutions can be highly toxic, and a risk to not only friendly wildlife but pets and children too. At all times, a professional pest technician will exhaust all physical options before resorting to chemicals in order to avoid these risks.

How Long Does Pest Control Take?

This depends on the type of infestation. Different pest control techniques take different amounts of time. For example, a simple wasp nest removal will be a short process when done correctly. However, the removal of bed bugs or other persistent insects can be a long affair.

The longer processes often take time due to monitoring and virility of certain pests. If you’re curious about the time it will take for your particular pest issue, we recommend discussing the problem with your pest expert during consultation.

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Is Pest Control Safe For Pets?

Physical and humane pest control techniques are completely safe for pets. However, there are certain processes that can pose a danger to cats, dogs and other wildlife. Chemical poisons in particular are a risk to other animals, not just pests. Quite often, these products will be applied sparingly, specifically in places that are hard to reach for pets.

There are also mechanisms used in certain chemical components to make these poisons inaccessible to pets. It’s essential to discuss these aspects with your technician, this way, you can know whether to keep your pets inside and away from possible hazards.

Choose Terminate Pest Control For Quality Services

At Terminate Pest Control, our team are fully qualified and experienced in all areas of controlling infestations. If you’ve noticed a problem in your rented property, then get in touch with us today to book a consultation.