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So in looking at some long term rentals I've seen this a couple of times "Monthly extermination included in rent". My question is, is this a red flag or the norm and what are they exterminating?
Thanks in advance.
I don't know how normal it is to have extermination included in rental price, but they are going after the critters you don't want in your place. Cockroaches especially. This time of year the tree rats are really active (they seem to come with mango season). We had them eating through our screens last year.
Living in a tropical environment bug and critter free requires monthly extermination. So this is the norm. So seeing the phrase "monthly extermination" in your rental search is a good thing.. Ants of various kinds, Millipedes, Cockroaches, Centipedes, & Rats are examples of why you want an exterminator to do regular treatments.
okay, so now I'm suitably terrified.
If you don't like bugs this is NOT the place for you lol! Only in the African bush have I seen more bugs per sq ft.
We have our house sprayed (inside only) once every 6 months, fire ants are a big problem near my house. I don't mind the rest of our bugs. Prefer not to sleep with centipedes lol. I love the palm sized huntsman spiders they eat the wood roaches.
Tree rats don't do anything, at least for me, they don't bother me at all. Get into the grill every once in a while and wake me up fighting sometimes. Never tried to get inside. Good size though.
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So then I have another question. Is there any concern about having an indoor monthly extermination on the health of the occupants of said house? Does anyone ever speak to that?
We had them spray some "eco friendly" nonsense my wife insisted on because we have a toddler. I don't let him crawl under sinks, on window sills etc, so after that product failed miserably, I had them spray the good stuff and no roaches, ants, etc. we are also still alive