I am looking for a bit of feedback on an email I got from my tenant last night (self managed) about an ant infestation that happened on the weekend. She got an emergency pest control guy out on a Sunday to deal with the ants that showed up in one bedroom. The cost was $180. Her email didn't specifically request reimbursement but just said she wasn't sure and would look at the contract...I read that she wants to let me step forward and pay for it without her having to ask. Our contract (standard RTA) doesn't cover pest management specifically. I've looked on the QLD RTA website and their comments about pest control basically say there's no hard and fast rule. The tenant has been in there for 12 months and we've had no issues before. Termite inspection was done about 10 months ago and all was good then. She did say the body corp had tree loppers on site the day before the ant invasion and that they were chopping trees down. She said the pest control guy suggested maybe they were disrupted from a tree and went into the house to build a nest. The property has no trees as we had one removed about 18 months ago, but it's a unit so there are neighbouring trees in other yards. It's a theory anyway...nothing definitive. I am going forward with stating it's her bill to pay because I really can't see any reason where that it's mine to pay. I am looking for some confirmation if anyone has any to share on similar situations. She is a good tenant and I don't distrust her or believe she is trying to get out of the bill. She's probably listening to the pest control guy and is sussing a reimbursement out. I'm happy to inquire with the body corp about it on her behalf but think the bill will be hers to pay. I've attached a photo of ants. The photo represents about 40% of the entire number of ants that she had. The photos looked like a horror movie!