Friday, June 27, 2014
Who is responsible?
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Prior to my moving into this rental, huge (think footto 18 inches across) wasp/hornets nests were noted by the realtor in several locations on both this rental home and the rental cottage next door as well as some sort of carpenter bee/hornet in the garage/shed on my side of the property, and she had them removed, billing the landlord. (former tenant was ill for some time, passed away, so I assume the home was vacant for a few months before he died). Fast forward, we've had mice/voles inside the home (living area), I contacted the LL, she sent her handyman over to place decon baits down cellar. This, plus having 2 cats who catch prey for me, has stopped the rodent issue in our living space. I encountered a dead mouse down cellar as recent as this past Spring.
I've noted the return of the wasps/hornets in 3 areas under the eaves of this rental. I bought spray chemical, we sprayed at night, as directed. They continue to thrive. @@ The nests are being built up more, now about 4-5 inches in width, at the widest point, I estimate. I have also noticed some sawdust above the garage door, with a new burrowing hole above, and many insects flying about. This is all in the same area that was previously infested.
Per CT landlord-tenant law, all rodent and pest (no definition of what a pest is) is the responsibility of the LL. Nothing in my current lease addresses this.
So, just who is responsible to remove/treat these stinging insects?