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Strata Pest Control Solutions Newcastle & Port Stephens Regions

Do you own a home that is part of a multi-unit development? If you do, it’s important to understand your obligations when it comes to termite inspections and pest control.

If a strata company or agency is managing the property for you, ask them when the property was last inspected for termites and find out if any concerns were raised at the time to ensure any recommendations or maintenance work has been carried out.

We recommend that properties should be inspected every 12 months for termites. If you are unsure when the last termite inspection was carried out at a property you own, it would be wise to enquire with your strata manager or managing agent.

Most insurers have disclaimers to say they do not cover termite and pest damage because it’s deemed as preventable – that’s why it is important to ensure that your property has had a recent termite inspection and is sprayed regularly for general pests.

The Building Code of Australia now requires all new residential dwellings to have a termite management solution installed as part of the building process - older units and homes may have minimal (if any) protection in place to deter termites.  Some chemical barrier systems require the property owner to have the barrier system refilled to ensure that the termite barrier remains effective.

Who is responsible for termite and pest control during a tenancy agreement?

If tenants encounter an issue with any type of pest at the beginning of a tenancy period, they should raise it immediately with their landlord or managing agent.

Cockroaches, Fleas, Ants & Spiders – general pests that become an issue during a tenancy period, such as cockroaches, fleas, ants and spiders will generally be the responsibility of the tenant. It’s always a good idea to let the landlord or agent know if you’re having pest problems, they may be aware of ongoing issues with a particular pest at that property.  To try and deter pests, tenants should keep the property well maintained at all times.

Termites – when it comes to termites, the landlord or managing agent are responsible for treating the property and ensuring that it is safe for tenants to occupy. If a tenant suspects termite activity or they notice any damage to a property they are renting, they should always report it immediately to their landlord or managing agent.

When is the best time of year to spray for cockroaches, ants and spiders?

With our warm climate here in Australia, we tend to see more issues with crawling insects as the weather starts to warm up.  Spring is a great time of year to have your property sprayed for pests.

How do I book a pest inspection or pest spray?

To book a pest control service or to have a chat about your pest control needs, call Shane on 0427 571 447 or visit to submit an online enquiry.

We regularly complete pest control work for strata managers and tenants within the following local regions;

  • Newcastle

  • Lake Macquarie

  • Port Stephens – Nelson Bay

  • Maitland

We offer a full range of pest control services including termite inspections, pest control sprays for spiders, ants and cockroaches and more.

Shane – Perimeter Pest Control Newcastle & The Hunter.

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Our pest control service region includes Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens & Maitland

*This article is intended as general information only, always seek professional advice from a licensed pest controller to determine the best outcome for your individual situation. If you live within our service region, we're happy to help!

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