Pest Control Vs Flea Treatment

What’s the difference?

If you are a tenant getting ready to exit a rental property and you have been asked by the Property Manager to get a professional pest controller to service the property, there’s a good chance that they are asking you to have a flea treatment done.  Flea treatment is commonly requested for tenants that have pets, typically cats and dogs, but they can live on other mammals.

Why, you may ask?

Pets often attract fleas and spread them in the house and garden, creating an infestation.  Undisturbed and without a blood meal, aflea can live more than 100 days – long after you and your pets have vacated the property.  And although the adult fleas feed from your pet, their larvae live and feed on organic debris in the animal’s environment; i.e. carpets, cracks in timber floorboards, furniture, etc.  So, if you do have pets, you may also be requested to have the carpets or furnishings professionally steam cleaned as well.

If you are unsure what type of pest control your property manager is requesting, this should be available on the entry condition report.  Alternatively, the entry condition report may state General Pest Control, which is typically in reference to treating pests such as: cockroaches, ants, silverfish, mosquitoes, bed bugs and wasps.  Be sure to check on the entry condition report if flea treatment and/or pest control is required indoors only, or if outdoors is also stipulated.  Knowing exactly what services you need at the outset will save you both time and money.

Here at Really Cheap Bond Cleaning, we know that moving house is a big job… and it’s exhausting! That’s why we offer a complete end of lease cleaning service, including carpet steam cleaning, pest control and garden maintenance.  We are the experts in exit cleaning and know exactly what is required to ensure a smooth process, a satisfied Property Manager and most importantly a happy customer – when you get your bond back!

All our services come with a 7 day guarantee (T&C’s apply), our teams are fully insured and our pest control technicians are fully Queensland licensed.  We follow the Residential Tenancies Authority’s (RTA) standard bond cleaning list and provide you with a tax invoice on completion, to present to your Property Manager to ensure you receive your bond refund.

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