We all must accept it – Having a pest attack is like a nightmare. There are things that one can do to keep this nightmare stay as a nightmare alone. But what if an army full of them has already called a war upon you? The good thing is that you need not call a higher-level meeting to strategize your military moves. There are a few simple steps to follow. However, if you live in a Condo Association or HOA, you might need to get a few things in mind. Leading community association management companies follow certain policies regarding pest control and management.
Ask your Condo Association Management Company these things!
HOA, Condo Association, Community Association, or any such society devises certain policies around play areas, pools, pest controls, or any such things that spill their’ impact over two or more families.
- The Common Areas — when it comes to places that get used in common share such as pools, playgrounds, gyms, parks, etc., the responsibility comes over to the Association Management Company. All you need to do is to get the secret information of pest attacks to their knowledge.
- The Personal Area — So now, it is you with whom the pests had some personal grudge. You might be thinking of getting pest eradication done by some third party. Stop! Get that permission first. Certain management companies prohibit getting either a third party into the play or the use of certain chemicals. Go through the CC&R of your association.
Who is responsible for the cost?
Leading community association management companies in Colorado make sure that these costs come under the umbrella of associations. However, there are several factors and laws that spill their impact onto it. Pests usually spread from one unit to the other unit until they become the lord of the place. If there comes a situation when the negligence of one homeowner costs the neighbors, state laws might hold one responsible. Or if the pests leap from common areas to your very personal spaces, then it could be the HOA to handle the cost. But these things involve complexities. A person might deny his/her home being the Launchpad for those pests.
If there is a management company, it is better to ask your homeowners’ association management about policies. If there are none, ask them to devise a few for the better of your society. It is always better to prevent a pest attack. Make sure the inspection gets done from time to time.
Tips for the HOA or Condo Association residents.
Prevention is better than cure – how many times have we not heard it since those school days? But it is true. Here are a few tips gathered from leading community association management companies in Colorado:
- Sprinkle salt before the wounds: Spreading salt around mats and corners helps prevent ants and other insects from coming in.
- Using vinegar can keep the pests away. Mix it with some water and sprinkle over the area you think could have ants or other low-intensity insects.
- Baking Soda: It is that one powerful substance that insects hate but cannot speak about. Spread it in hidden corners and dark places to get rid of bed bugs and other brutal insects.
- Detergent: It does not only clean your clothes but those fruit flies. Vinegar works as a bait for the fruit flies and mixing detergent in it works no less some final punch.
- Certain Essential Oils: Trees use oils to not only send messages across about pest attacks but to kill them too. Essential Oils smell great and are a great way to elate your home environment.