As a renter, it can sometimes be difficult to know when, if ever, you are a responsible for a pest control issue, or when your landlord or property manager should be on the hook. In apartments and condos, property managers should be on the constant lookout for any potential issue that could offend tenants as well as potential tenants, but for home renters whose contracts are filled with vague generalities regarding home maintenance, sometimes it’s good to know just how to respond to a pest control issue.
Your lease should have specific language regarding the handling of issues such as pest control, and if it does not, contact your landlord, property manager or superintendent to discuss the nuances of your rental agreement. You may often find the homeowner willing to pay all or at least part of the pest control fee, depending on how you negotiate.
In some states, pest control is mandatory and required by local health code laws, in Oregon however it is left to the discretion of the homeowner, and typically covered in your rental agreement.
Contact Wildwoods Pest Control at the first sign of infestation. Wildwoods has served the Portland area’s residential communities for several years and can create timely and effective solutions to all your pest control issues. Contact Wildwoods today if you are experiencing a pest control issue. Visit our Bees and Wasps, Rodent, and Termite Control pages to learn more about our methods.