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HOA Homefront: When getting rid of termites, can HOA evict the tenants? (CA)

Q:  Our HOA is mandating that each unit in our complex be tented for termites. The HOA is stating that there is precedent under California law to force homeowners to evacuate their residence for a 72-hour period if the board

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Discouraging Wildlife in Your HOA Neighborhood

Waking up to a chorus of cheerful birds or looking out your windows to a gecko sunbathing on a rock is something most of us enjoy. While we always encourage HOAs to enjoy the nature that surrounds their homes, it

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Wood-Destroying Pests: How to Protect Your Property

Whether interior or exterior, well-built, properly-maintained woodwork can last for centuries—but if wood-boring pests like beetles, termites, and carpenter ants find their way into the wood, they can wreak all kinds of havoc. Wood-destroying insects are more than a nuisance;

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How to Deal with Feral Cats in Your Community

Most neighborhoods in the United States encounter roaming outdoor cats. Some of these are indoor/outdoor cats that are pets, but many of them are feral cats. Stray cats that were once pets are usually adoptable whereas feral cats are not.

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HOA Horror: Roaches, Bedbugs, And Rats Pt. 4

This week, we discuss how condo and homeowner associations are addressing the rampant bedbug problem infecting the nation.

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Mouse Trap!

The primary goal of pest management professionals (“PMPs”) developing a rodent management program is to prevent rodents from entering structures

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Homeowners’ association alleges pest control service allegedly failed to fulfill contract

A Louisiana-based homeowners’ association is seeking damages claiming that a pest control service breached contracts and failed to perform the necessary actions.

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HOA Horror: Roaches, Bedbugs, And Rats Pt. 3

Last month, we continued our examination of HOA Horror stories about roaches, bedbugs, and rats. This week, we BEDBUGSdelve into the dirty bedbug problem plaguing the entire nation.

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6 Tips for a Safe Bug Season in Your Homeowners Association

Whether you’re attacked while working in the garden, enjoying a picnic in the park or lounging by the pool, bug bites and stings are an inevitable summer annoyance in any homeowners association

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Rid Bugs from Your Home This Summer

Peppermint, lemon, or citrus oils: Kills mosquitos and other insects. Use the oils, or pot an herb garden, on patios and in the kitchen.

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Texas condo corporation seeks $3 million from exterminators

Market Street Condominiums Association, Inc. filed a complaint against Terminix and Dre Properties LLC, alleging negligence in failing to properly maintain the plaintiff’s property

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Termite Control In Your Community Association (NC)

For condominiums, the association is always responsible for maintaining termite prevention and treatment. If the community has single family homes, termite warranty/bonds will be needed in any amenity structures that have a wood frame construction

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How an HOA Board Can Fly Through a Fowl Situation in Your Association

Does your homeowners association have wildlife that has taken up residency in your community, specifically birds? Birds are beautiful, graceful and melodic. They give a sense of being close to nature and add to the feel of a community.   Read

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What to Do about Animal or Insect Infestation in Roof Spaces

Animals or insects like to find a safe haven in the attic or roof spaces of a home—and these unwanted visitors can wreak havoc for homeowners. That is when they will likely call on a contractor to help fix the

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Carmel Valley (CA) homes burglarized during fumigation

Some Carmel Valley residents are upset after their townhomes were burglarized during fumigation — a process many of the residents say was unnecessary.    Read more……….

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