Summer is on its way and the insects are out in force.
So, who is responsible for pest control?
The simple answer is the body corporate is generally responsible for any pest inspection, prevention and treatment work on common property.
A lot owner is responsible for any pest inspection and treatment work that is needed within their lot.
Sometimes body corporate communities can enjoy cost effective pest control if both common property and inside lots are treated at the same time.
The costs of ignoring pest control can be devastating, especially with ‘hidden’ pests such as termites which can cause catastrophic damage which is expensive to repair and possibly not covered by insurance.
If pest control in your community covers common property only, it is wise as well as responsible to get regular pest treatment and inspection inside your lot.
Should you find a pest infestation in your lot that may impact the common property, let your committee know so they can arrange for a pest inspection.
Taking a proactive approach can reduce the risk of pests making your holiday season miserable.
Consider the following ways to avoid insect infestation: