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Tenants have mice. What are my legal responsibilities?

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Well, have to say, OP is a very lazy, absentee landlord from the sounds of it.

We had mice in our townhouse, which we noticed shortly after we first moved in. Our landlord shrugged and gave us some poison cubes to put around. That did nothing as they were running around in the basement ceiling.
Instead we took matters into our own hands, we tore out the drop ceiling in the basement where they were nesting, cleaned up the huge amount of mouse droppings and carcasses that fell and put up mesh by our dryer vent which was where they were entering from. Most of the drop ceiling tiles were stained on the other side form mouse urine.
Our landlord was surprised we did this, thankfully he didn't care that we tore out the ceiling since he's not the owner of the property.

OP, better get on this before your tenants try to take matters into their own hands, it'd be a shame if they make a few holes in walls and ceilings in an attempt to get rid of the mice in YOUR property.
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Apr 30, 2017
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Wow, why is everyone hating on this water trap? Been a farmers trick since the dawn of time. Not to mention it works like a charm.
Whoever suggested that snap traps are more "humane" is out of their gourd.

Far as the landlords responsibility is concerned. 100% your problem.
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User169319 wrote:
May 1st, 2017 10:34 am
Wow, why is everyone hating on this water trap? Been a farmers trick since the dawn of time. Not to mention it works like a charm.
Whoever suggested that snap traps are more "humane" is out of their gourd.

Far as the landlords responsibility is concerned. 100% your problem.
You re-opened an 8 year old thread for that?

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supeg93 wrote:
Dec 19th, 2009 7:40 pm
Uh.. That sounds like some SAW serial killer crap.

Remind me to stay the hell away from you....
Nothing wrong with hanging out with him, especially if he's white and in his 30's.
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What happen if there are no mice before and only after the tenant get in?

I have three apartment, the basement has no mice. the first floor has none either, but the second floor is rent by couple with few kids and has mice.

could that be the tenant is exposing his food everywhere to attract mice, so it is his duty no?

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