• Jon Stoddard

Are Landlords Responsible For Pest Control?


This is a question that we are frequently asked by tenants who call to voice their opinions of the landlords they rent from or a landlord that is unsure obligations. This usually is a less clear topic for those landlords that do not know as well as the same for the tenant who is also unclear. The answer can be yes, no, or depends! Read further and learn.


Landlord's Responsibility and Pest Control

YES, If you are referring to Florida then the simple answer to this question is yes. Under Florida law, a landlord for an apartment or a multi-unit dwelling structure is responsible for dealing with Pests such as rats, mice, cockroaches, ants, wood-destroying organisms, termites and bedbugs.


NO, If you are referring to a single-family home or a duplex, you are not required to provide pest control services. We at Imperial Pest Prevention still recommend ongoing pest control services as it can help assist landlords with the opportunity to protect the structure and allow the landlord a glimpse and a reason to enter the home to see how conditions may be kept up with.


DEPENDS, although it can be a grey area when dealing with pest control, tenants, and landlord requirements, remember, it can be a good idea to put things in writing when drawing up a lease or agreement. When it comes to a landlord's responsibility it is important to know that Imperial pest prevention staff are not lawyers and we are not giving legal advice. Refer to all formal questions regarding laws to a lawyer.


Tenant's Responsibility and Pest Control

Tenants are usually not liable for pest control unless agreements have them in writing. Renters, still play an extremely important role in keeping a home free of pests. A tenant is always the one who sees the property on a daily basis, for this reason, they play an important role in communication for the landlord and should report pest sightings, and conducive conditions for pest infestations.

It is also important for tenants to work with landlords when it comes to scheduling pest control services. Providing the landlord or property management with your availability for appointments as well as any special concerns will be crucial to irradicate most pest situations. When it comes to a renter's responsibility it is important to know that Imperial pest prevention staff are not lawyers and we are not giving legal advice. Refer to all formal questions regarding laws to a lawyer.


Pest Control Company


Imperial Pest Prevention is here for you if you are a renter, landlord or even a property manager. We offer full-service pest control, services from bed bugs, rodents, ants, termites, and even lawn spraying services. Need a cleaning company? we can help with that as well. Call us at 386-956-9506. Imperial Pest Prevention, a brand name you know and trust.




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