Our HOA collects a maintenance fee to pay for a number of things including grounds maintenance. The BODs in the past covered pest control on the grounds and gardens. The Board changed and arbitrarily discontinued that service. The grounds are now infested with crazy and and are now have infested homes. The Board now has taken the problem is the homeowners and refused to treat the grounds and gardens, which is where the ants come from with no reduction in our fees again stating it is the homeowners responsibility. Owners can’t control ants in the homes if there are armies of the waiting to get in. Is that proper?
Theoretically, the HOA is responsible for pest control in common areas while the homeowners are responsible for pest control in their own homes. However, this can vary from one association to another. It is important to check your bylaws and CC&Rs to see if they require the association to be responsible for pest control. Beyond that, it is best to consult an attorney for further advice.
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