Most rental property owners and managers require tenants to have a pest control treatment carried out when vacating the premises. Where pets have been housed on the property, the tenant is required to have a flea treatment carried out by a licensed pest technician before the bond can be returned.
Flea treatments include spraying chemical to both the interior and exterior of the property to a minimum of three metres around the dwelling. Flea eggs hatch between two days to two weeks and the larvae like living in carpets and sandy gravelly soils but cannot survive in dry, sunny areas. The larvae are unable to feed on a host and consume the faecal matter of adult fleas and other organic debris until they pupate, often remaining in this state until external stimuli is detected, often created when a new tenant moves in. After hatching, the adult flea cannot survive or lay eggs without a blood meal. To break the breeding cycle, an insect growth regulator is added to the chemical used and this affects Chitin synthesis preventing the hatching adult flea larvae from forming an exoskeleton and inhibiting further breeding.
It is important to note that it can take several weeks for all existing eggs and larvae to hatch before complete eradication is achieved
End of lease treatments can also include spraying for general pests such as ants, spiders, cockroaches and silverfish as part of the service.
End of lease treatments should ideally be carried out after carpet and general cleaning has been completed. At Express Pest Control Beaudesert, our technicians will also provide a copy of the invoice to your property manager identifying target pests, chemicals used and areas treated. We will also follow up with the property manager in the event of any issues.