As a guide, Owners are responsible for getting rid of the following pests if there is an infestation at the start of the tenancy:

  • ants
  • bees and wasps – and during the tenancy if in a wall cavity
  • cockroaches and spiders
  • mice and rats

The tenant is usually responsible if the above pests become a problem during the tenancy.  As part of the General Tenancy Agreement, it is the responsibility of the tenant to have the property sprayed by a professional and reputable pest control company every 12 months or upon vacating the property, which ever should fall first.

These pests are the responsibility of the Owner:

  • white ants
  • possums – remove and seal entry points
  • birds – remove and seal entry points.