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End of lease flea treatments are important for both real estate property managers and tenants. The lease can be terminated only if a flea service is completed. This is the standard in the real estate industry and is typically mentioned in the tenancy agreement. But why do property managers require this step? At Sydney Pest Crew, we would like to shed light on this topic.

The Need for End of Lease Flea Treatment Clause

When you occupy a real estate property, you may be allowed to have a pet. However, it is mandated that you cannot end the lease until a professional flea service has been completed. Failing this, you are highly likely to lose your bond. And there are valid reasons for property managers to seek end of lease flea treatments.

Failing to treat the property for fleas could increase the risk of an infestation. When the next tenant enters the property and fails to detect the problem, they will get exposed to it. The new tenant could suffer bites and this can prove to be a health and hygiene issue. The property manager could be held liable and multiple services could be required to fix the problem.

Sydney is home to various types of fleas and ticks, depending on the type of pet you have. This includes dog fleas, cat fleas, brown dog ticks, bird fleas and mites, scabies mites, and pigeon ticks. End of lease flea treatments are required by real estate standards. And you must hire the services of a licensed provider to take care of it.

Impact of Fleas on Humans

Humans are not the natural host for fleas. Still, humans can get bitten and there are both physical and psychological impacts of these bites. These impacts can be in the form of distinct symptoms and complications:

Psychological Impacts

While fleas are usually free from diseases, their bites can induce allergic reactions in both children and adult men. The reactions can include itching and swelling. There can be irritation at the site of the bite, often developing pain and rashes. There could also be secondary infections.

Physical Impacts

If you or a loved one has been bitten, it is important to seek immediate medical attention. Some of the common symptoms or complications that indicate that you may have flea bites are as follows:

  • Nausea
  • Respiratory distress
  • Swollen glands, face, or lips
  • Diseases such as flea-borne spotted fever or typhus

Fleas have a very quick egg cycle. If you fail to provide end of lease flea treatments and the next tenant arrives and gets settled in the property without prior inspection, they could be vulnerable to the above-mentioned physical and psychological impacts. If they bring along a pet, it could lead to an infestation. This can increase their pest control and vet costs for a problem that was not caused by them in the first place.

Importance of Flea Control for Property Managers

Flea infestation is a serious concern for property managers. It is their duty to ensure the property stays in efficient condition and they have to perform many activities to ensure this. Property managers have to ensure that the property is in peak condition and free from any infestation before handing it over to a new tenant. Having any form of pest infestation, including a flea problem could be their liability risk. Fleas can offer many challenges because:

  • They carry potential diseases
  • They can be harmful
  • They can make the property unpliant
  • Tenants hate an existing flea problem

There have been many instances where babies and kids brought into a newly leased property received bites from fleas because the previous tenant didn’t honour end of lease flea treatments and the property manager didn’t inspect or treat the property before the new tenants moved in.

At Sydney Pest Crew, we provide a wide range of pest control services in Sydney, including end of lease flea treatments. If you want to learn more about our services or want to discuss your unique pest problem, call us today at 0415 682 988 or write to us.