Pest Control Services for Housing Associations

A question often asked by tenants and landlords is “Who is responsible for dealing with pest infestations? Is it the landlord or is it the tenant?”

The Housing Act 2004 states that residential premises should provide a safe and healthy environment for any potential occupant or visitor. Therefore, the onus is clearly on the landlord to ensure the premises are fit for purpose. However, this is only part of the story. Tenants also have their part to play if pest infestations are to be avoided, especially if caused by actions such as not clearing away food or rubbish or feeding non-domestic animals.

For effective pest control, a harmonious relationship must be built between both parties.

Safeguard are specialists in working with landlords and tenants in high density environments where infestations can expand rapidly and spread to large areas in short periods of time.

We prevent, control and monitor:

  • Mice
  • Rats
  • Bed Bugs
  • Flies
  • Pigeons

We also assist in controlling the environs and boundaries surrounding properties which can provide the stepping stones for pests into landlord-controlled properties, ensuring pest control starts with prevention.

With over 30 years’ experience, Safeguard are experts in multi-occupancy properties. We are a member of the BPCA and all our technicians are fully certified, trained and insured.

To benefit from our vast experience working alongside Housing Associations, call us for a free survey on 0800 195 7766.

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  • Is my housing association responsible for pest control?

    The housing association will typically be responsible for pest control, however this does depend on their policy and the stipulations made in the tenancy agreement

  • Who is responsible for rats tenant or landlord?

    The housing association will typically be responsible for pest control, however this does depend on their policy and the stipulations made in the tenancy agreement

  • Is it safe to be in house after bed bug treatment?

    It is advised that the affected rooms should continue to be used after treatment in order to maximise the effectiveness of the treatment

  • How often should pest control be done in an apartment?

    This is dependent on the pest issue. We can advise on the best solution for your requirements.

  • Is Safeguard a member of the British Pest Control Association?

    Yes, we have been members of the BPCA for over 25 years and hold a full servicing membership

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