Finding out that you have some kind of pest, whether it's an animal or an insect, infesting your home can be disconcerting. If you do have pests, then you want to call an exterminator as soon as possible so that you can get rid of the infestation. Before you call the exterminator, you may have things that you have to consider before you hire an exterminator. This is especially true if you are dealing with a homeowners' association. HOAs can add a layer of steps you have to deal with to get rid of those pests. What are some of the things that you may have to do when it comes to your HOA, exterminators, and pest control at your house?
Check Approved List
Your homeowners' association may have a list of exterminators that they have approved to do work in the neighborhood. The exterminator may be approved for several reasons, including a contract with the HOA that will let members get their services for a better price. That exterminator may also have a contract with the HOA because they use specific methods or pesticides to get rid of any troublesome pests. If you use an exterminator that isn't on the approved list, you might end up with fines or problems with the HOA.
Contact Point Person
Your HOA may be the one who is responsible for infestations in your house. This is more likely to be true if you live in something like a condo, apartment, or townhouse. That's because you are sharing walls and space in general. If you live in a condo and you have insects or rodents infesting your house, the other people in your building are likely to have the same problem. If that is your situation, you need to contact someone on your HOA board or their designated representative so that you can make arrangements to have the exterminator pay you a visit. You likely won't have to pay the exterminator in that case, because some of your HOA fees should go for things like pest control. Even if you don't live in a shared building, your homeowners' association may still be responsible for pest control in public spaces of the neighborhood.
Having any kind of pest in your house can be frustrating. You want to get rid of the problem as soon as possible, which is why you need to call an exterminator. If you live in an HOA, you may have to go through extra steps before you can get an exterminator into your house.
For additional information, contact an HOA pest control service.