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Who is responsible for pest control

Discussion in 'Property Management' started by Username86, 9th Aug, 2016.

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  1. Username86

    Username86 Well-Known Member

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    I am wondering if anyone knows who is responsible for control of insects ie: small wasps nest for a property in Queensland, Tennant or Landlord? I'm pretty sure it will be the landlord but it seems unreasonable to have to send pest control to remove something that could be done with a quick squirt of insect spray.

    Thanks in advance for your advice
     
  2. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    The line is drawn between something that the tenant has attracted via their living habits vs something that could go to the property anyway.

    So wasps I'd put in the landlord category when it comes to paying for professional removal, but I'd expect tenant to try standard day to day stuff first.
     
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    Thanks D.T
    That is what I assumed. Ta
     
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    I've had them at my place and a few squirts of baygon get's rid of them. But they come back. If you're paying someone to get rid of them make sure they do something to make sure they stay away.
     
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    Thanks Ed, I had a handyman attending for an unrelated matter so I got him to remove them for now. if they return I will contact a pest control company.
     
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    Sounds reasonable to me, I am not sure what a pest controller could do further, is there a spray to reliably prevent them doing anything at the house ?
     
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    That is a very balanced perspective and says it all in a nutshell
     
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    Why do they need removing ? Wasps are good they keep spiders and pests under control and saves spraying toxic chemicals.
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    A garden hose on high usually works.

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    That may, or may not be true, but I do not like them hanging around, so I get rid of them so they can go elsewhere, just push the nest off with a broom and I probably look the SNM blonde as I run away...lol

    The problem is, I can't see many tenants thinking your way, nor mine for an easy quick fix.