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End of Lease Pest Control Cost in Australia

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Pest infestations can be a huge headache for property owners and renters alike, especially in Australia. With so many different critters around, infestations are not just an annoyance, but can even result in property damage, spreading of diseases, and making living conditions unhygienic.

For those reasons and regardless if you’re a tenant or a landlord, it’s important to ensure that your property is pest-free by the end of any lease agreement. The way you do that is by hiring professional end-of-lease pest control services to get rid of the pests and prevent them from coming back.

So if you:

  • Have an upcoming relocation;
  • Need end-of-lease pest control.

Read along and you learn more about the end-of-lease pest control prices and other important, related things.

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Who is responsible for pest control tenant or the landlord

According to the Australian Residential Tenancy Act landlords are supposed to handle any pest problems that arise at the beginning of a tenancy. After all, landlords have a duty to provide their tenants with a clean and habitable property.

However, if the infestations occurs after the tenant has moved in, and it’s due to their actions or lack thereof, then the tenant is the one responsible for removing the pests. The tenant must also take adequate measures to stop the infestation from spreading and address the cause of the problem as soon as possible.

So, to sum it up, if you are a tenant, you pay for professional pest control services if the infestation has sprung up due to your negligence. If the property was infested before you moved in, it’s your landlord’s responsibility. For more details on check out our blog post on Who is Responsible for Pest Control – the Tenant or the Landlord?

Cost of end of lease pest control

The price of end of lease pest control will depend on factors like the size of the property, its location, the severity of the infestation, the type of treatment necessary and so forth. In general, the cost will range between $200 to $350 or sometimes even more. For smaller apartments or units, the cost may be lower, while larger homes or commercial properties may require more extensive treatment and so, will cost more.

The price is also different when you hire an end of lease pest control compared to regular pest control.

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End of lease pest control targets pests that may have been introduced or worsened by the tenant. Fleas, in particular, are a common problem for tenants with pets, and their infestations can be very difficult to detect. Fleas are very small and can jump long distances, so it might take you some time until you discover you’ve been infested in the first place. The purpose of this service is to ensure that the property is free of pests before the next tenant moves in.

Common pest control, on the other hand, is a type of service that is designed to prevent and control pest infestations in residential or commercial properties. This service may be performed regularly, typically on a quarterly or yearly basis, to prevent pests from entering a property and to eliminate any existing infestations. It targets all kinds of pests such as:

Pest control services often include roof void treatments where the pest exterminator will aplly dusts and sprays to the roof cavity. These treatments aim to eliminate pests like rodents, possums, and other animals that might have gotten into your property through the roof.

It is quite common for Australian landlords to require a pet bond (pet deposit) from tenants who have pets. In some cases, landlords may even request that the tenants arrange for end-of-lease pest control services as part of their lease agreement. The cost of the service may be covered by the pet bond or additional fees paid by the tenant.

Flea treatment cost

Fleas are a common problem in Australia, and the most common species are found in cats and dogs. Your pest technician will perform a thorough assessment of the property. Expect to pay around $200 for this service. If the professional finds no signs of fleas, they will issue a receipt confirming that your property is pest-free. You can then present the receipt to the estate agent as proof that you have fulfilled the terms of your tenancy agreement.

On the other hand, if your technician does find fleas, they will create a custom flea treatment plan and provide a free quote. Which can be from $350 to $450. This plan will include all the affected areas of your home and the method which will be used against the jumping pests.

In most cases, a single visit from the pest exterminator is enough to begin the treatment plan. They will apply a special insecticide to the affected areas to eliminate the live fleas and their eggs. In a few days or a week, your technician will return to ensure that the treatment has been successful and provide ongoing support to keep your property pest-free.

Carpet cleaning and Flea treatment cost

Carpets make a perfect breeding ground for fleas, so ensuring that yours are clean is very important. You can either book a separate appointment with a carpet company, or use one such as Fantastic Services, which offers both. In either case, combining these two services will ensure that the pests are gone and stay gone.

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  • Landlords are responsible for keeping the property pest free before each new tenancy begins.
  • Tenants are responsible to keep the property pest-free during the time of their tenancy and before leaving.
  • If you have pets, you will likely have to book and end of lease pest service. The money will come from your pet deposit.
  • After you’ve had the pests eradicated from your property, it’s recommended you have your carpets professionally cleaned tool, so no fleas would use them as shelter.

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