LOL! I think you mean PESTS, not PETS... right? I would hope you're not attempting to kill the tenant's pets. I will assume the former with regard to the question: This depends on the type of lease you have with your tenant (for example: a triple-net lease, used on mostly commercial property, would require the tenant to handle anything that's not the exterior of the property). In the past when I've rented, I've always handled this myself. This does depend on whether there was a pest control problem existing at the time the tenants moved into the property. If not, then this would make a strong case that perhaps the tenants are not keeping up with their obligations to keep the property clean and free of debris. Is there an HOA on the property or a property management company? Your lease should have a clause that stipulates the tenant must maintain the property in a good condition, to include trash pickup, general cleaning and reasonable care. If the property is in an area where there are excessive spiders due to foliage or overgrowth and the tenant has properly maintained the property to a good condition, then you should consider handling this for them. If they are a bad tenant and keep trash and debris lying around then you should put them on notice to clean-up the property or face eviction (no one needs a tenant that runs down the property). Hopefully this gives you some food for thought.
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