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VERMITS by ASHLEY on May 31, 2012 @17:54

                              
I AM CURRENTLY LIVING IN A APT THAT WAS INFESTED WITH TERMITES I AM PREGNANT ...MY RENTERS INSURANCE DOESNT COVER ANY DAMAGE DUE TO VERMITS... THE BUILDING HAS A GREED TO STEAM CLEAN THE FLOORS BUT WHAT WILL THAT DO FOR MY FURNITURE AND EGGS THE TERMITES MAY HAVE LAID ...I NEED TO GET OF MY LEASE BEFORE MY CHILD GETS HERE I DO NOT BELIEVE THIS ENVIRONMENT IS SAFE.
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Re: VERMITS by OK-LL on May 31, 2012 @18:09 [ Reply ]
I can find no literature that indicates that termites are hazardous to humans. Your renters insurance should cover any damage to your furniture and then if they choose to they can go after the property owner. You cannot break yur lease based on termites, particularly if the LL is taking action to remediate.
Re: VERMITS by Bryan (Ia) on May 31, 2012 @18:15 [ Reply ]
Typing in all caps is considered yelling and rude.
Re: VERMITS by Anonymous on May 31, 2012 @19:33 [ Reply ]
Termites eat wood and destroy properties. They don't actively bite or go after humans, clothing, non wood furniture. They don't like to make homes or lairs in furniture. They like the walls and floors, wooden beams, foundations, etc. That is why your renter's insurance doesn't cover it. They are not like bedbugs.

If you want to move, then move. But you will have to pay whatever penalties the LL or your lease contract states. Most likely you are looking at about 2 months rent (or less if the LL can find a suitable replacement tenant quickly) and advertising costs.

Here's the thing, no matter where you move to, you will encounter a bug or two whether it's a couple of ants, waterbugs, cockroaches and even a mouse or two. It happens. It doesn't mean the place is dangerous or unhealthful if the LL takes care of the issue promptly and correctly which it seems your LL has done and is still willing to do.
Re: VERMITS by MrDan (Georgia) on May 31, 2012 @20:32 [ Reply ]
You should contact an attorney or legal aid for help. If the landlord treats the termnite infestation, the chemicals would be dangerous to you and your babys health. You should be able to break the lease if the infestation is a health hazzard or a building code violation. Either way the landlord might have failed to maintain a habitable rental depending on the amount of infestation and damage.
Vermin and Varmints by Anonymous on June 1, 2012 @00:56 [ Reply ]
Some termite exterminators use wicking action of orange oil. Others use electricity. Not sure how effective they are versus "gas."

Termites won't hurt you, bite you, eat you, crawl in your ear and lay eggs all the way to the other side where they exit out your other ear. They won't bother your baby unless you baby is made out of wood like Pinocchio.

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