End of Lease
Pest Control

Everything you need to know about end of lease pest control

What is an end of lease pest control?

In the terms of your tenancy agreement, you may have found a reference to an end of lease pest control Townsville program.  This is common practice for many real estate agencies, especially if you have pets such as cats or dogs. However, for non-pet owners, there can still be a general end of lease pest control program. The specifics of your end of lease pest control program may change between different agencies and different tenancy agreements.  

In Queensland, The Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008, outlines that the renter should ensure the rental property is clean and fit for living, including managing any infestation of pests during and at the end of their tenancy agreement. Therefore, unless otherwise stated in your tenancy agreement, it may be your responsibility to carry out an end of lease pest control program. This includes the treatment of rodents, ants, fleas, spiders, cockroaches and silverfish.   

Although your real estate agency may recommend a certain pest control service, they cannot exclude you from choosing your own pest control provider. As long as the pest control service is carried out as outlined in your tenancy agreement, you have the choice to hire any provider you wish. Therefore, you can shop around to see which provider best suits your needs, including any budget you may have.  

What if I don’t complete an end of lease pest control program?

The main incentive to complete an end of lease pest control program is because if you don’t, it can be extremely difficult to get your bond back. This will cost you more money then to pay for a pest control service, especially since you have the option to shop around and find the best value for money provider.   

Other reason you should complete an end of lease pest control program is because many pests spread disease and damage the property. Again, this can make it difficult to get your bond back and can be very unpleasant for the next tenant/s.

When should I arrange for end of lease pest control?

You should always book your end of year pest control to be completed after all cleaning is completed. This is because cleaning too soon after pest control can wash away any chemicals used and can make the pest control non-effective. Ideally, you should book you pest control the day after cleaning or as close together as possible.   


What if I can’t be home?

We understand people have busy lives and are not able to be home all the time, let alone without the time and stress which come along with moving. Don’t worry, just leave a key to the building in a discreet and safe location, such as the letterbox, under a pot plant, etc. We can let ourselves in with the key and once the job complete either place the key in the same location or lock it within the house. As for payment options, you have the option to pay in advance of time or can leave an envelope with cash somewhere in the house, such as the kitchen draw.

This also applies to customers who may have moved out already.

How do I arrange an end of lease pest control?

It’s simple! Just contact us, Townsville Termite and Pest Control, on 0429 947 171 or by email at info@townsvilletermitepestcontrol.com.au for our effective and cost-efficient solutions.   

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