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PEST CONTROL


1: WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PEST CONTROL? 
   Landlord (not the tenant) is responsible for ensuring a property is pest free for most types of pest, at landlord's expense. 
    A tenant cannot agree to take care of pest problems themselves as the landlord cannot waive their duty to take care of habitability issues.     If there is a pest problem we would   normally send a licensed pest control company to do a one-time treatment and to report to us if the     tenant may have contributed to the problem due to  poor housekeeping in which case we will ask the tenant to reimburse us within 
   30 days  part or all of the cost 
    
    SOURCES
Civil code 1941 (f) 
"Property must have "Clean and sanitary buildings, grounds and appurtenances (for example, a garden or a detached garage) which is free from debris, filth, rubbish, garbage, rodent's and vermin"

Civil code 1941.2 
"Tenant must Keep the premises as clean and sanitary as the condition of the premises permits. AND                            Dispose of trash and garbage in a clean and sanitary manner."

  Even a very clean tenant, roaches can enter a property, for example as stated by Lloyd Pest Control,"most German roach problems stem from some sort of introduction.      But, they would hide when a unit is being painted or repellent pesticides are used. Once the fumes or smells disappear, they'll come back from hiding. If it is American or Oriental roaches they can invade the interior of the home for they live outside of sewer lines and soil"
                                             

H&S Code Section 17290.3
SDCC Title 6 Division 9 Chapter 1


2: HOA PROPERTIES 
      A: As the HOA normally has their own exterior pest control service, it is not normally worth having 
          a monthly contract for interior pest control only.
      B: If the HOA has a preferred pest control vendor, we will try to hire that vendor for interior pest control  if they                are less expensive than our regular vendor


4: HOW WILL YOU SCHEDULE PEST CONTROL?
     A: For interior treatment, SDCPM will schedule with the vendor and tenants, but normally will not accompany 
         the vendor to the property
     B: For exterior treatment, vendor will provide SDCPM the scheduled  visit times