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Is it legal for the landlord to do the pest control them selves?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Ok. More info: the Land Lord is not certified to apply pesticides by TDA.

I'm going to opt out of this question, as it seems to have gotten a little more complicated than I initially thought.

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Hello , different expert here...

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I do not see any requirement under the "The Tennessee Application of Pesticides Act" (TAPA), the "Tennessee Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act" (TIFRA) or the "Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act" (FIFRA) that states that a landlord has to have a permit or certification to apply pesticides to their own property.

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TAPA requires that a company providing or offering for sale any custom pesticide application must have a pest control charter. A charter is a type of permit issued by the department to a business, and is required for each individual location.

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So if someone is doing it commercially for a profit, they have to be licensed. But if a landlord is treating their own property, much like a homeowner treating their own property, they don't have to be licensed or certified..

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With that said, I would opine that yes, it is legal for the landlord to treat their own properties. However, with that said, if they treat improperly or cause injuries due to improper treatment methods, then they can be held liable for any damages.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Wouldn't the Land Lord treating a for profit business not be a commercial pesticide application and require that charter because they are not the resident?

No, if the landlord owns the property, it is their private property. They aren't making money treating some other owner's property, they are treating their own.. If A owns property as a landlord and then goes over to B to treat their land, that is for profit if they are charging and they have to be licensed.

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But treating your own property is allowed....whether you own one or a hundred...

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