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Orange Pest Control Services offers end of lease flea treatments and the removal & prevention of standard household pests including cockroaches, rats, mice, spiders, bed bugs, fleas, wasps, possums, and many more in Orange and the surrounding towns in the Central West region of New South Wales.

It is common for a real estate to have terms in your tenancy agreement regarding end of lease pest control, in some cases if you have had pets in your home or backyard it would require you to have a flea treatment done.

Always arrange for end of lease pest control to be carried out after cleaning. Cleaning soon after Pest Control will only wash away any chemicals applied resulting in non effective treatments and void warranties.

The Residential Tenancies Act states that the lessor shall ensure that the Rental Property at the commencement of the tenancy is clean and fit to live in. Unless otherwise stated in the lease agreement, as a rule the lessor is responsible for general pest control treatments for ants, cockroaches, fleas, silverfish and spiders.

This means the tenant is responsible for having a pest treatment at the end of their lease where the tenants have allowed animals on the premises or have caused pest infestations such as bed bugs or rodents. Even if the animals have only been kept outside or have only been on the property for a short stay you are required to complete a pest control treatment. Another example, the tenant may bring bed bugs home after travelling or have dry dog food that attracts rodents into the pantry. But if the rodents enter the roof, the lessor is responsible.

Generally the Leasing Authority (Real Estate Agent) will not sign over a tenants bond until it receives a detailed receipt for an End of Lease Pest Control on the Pest Control company letterhead.

An agent is not allowed to exclude the tenant from sourcing their own Pest Control company. The agent can recommend a Pest Control company and on permission from the tenant arrange for the service on the tenants behalf but the tenant is able to source their own Pest Company independently, as long as the Pest Control is carried out in accordance with the rental agreement (generally speaking, after the premises has become vacant).