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Old 05-05-2012, 05:29 PM   #21
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We had our pest guy come out to our house last year to look at these. He said that they swarm once a year and die a few days later. He told us they were harmless and come inside after a big rain.
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lol i understand that bro. my landlord doesn't do shit to fix anything so if i called them they would send someone out like in 4 months maybe if i'm lucky.

i couldn't care less if the house got eaten up but I don't want the place infested or the ceiling caving in or something crazy. thats why i'm asking if i can go 2 years without doing anything
You have a lot of rights as a tenant. If you notify the Landlord, he has X amount of time to remedy the situation.

I hate saying that because I'm a landlord, LOL.



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Old 05-05-2012, 09:41 PM   #23
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I have been a landlord for years myself and i always got taken advantage by tenants you have no idea. if something like this happened to me i would have a guy out the next day. i had a tenant call me one time cause he said the toilet was overflowing and the house was flooding. so i spend 200 bucks to send a plumber out and drive in the middle of the night 45 minutes speeding to get there.. and when i get there, it was barely anything wrong. the plumber even yelled at the tenant for waking him up in the middle of the night over something that stupid and not being able to wait till the morning.

also believe me when i say this isn't 1990 FL. the political scene and environment in FL has changed a lot. it used to be tenants had rights in FL, no longer. and anyone who tells you they do should read the bills that have been passed the past decade.. including that if a tenant breaks their contract the landlord can come after them for the remaining time plus take their deposit. landlords are NOT required to fix anything except plumbing, heat, and pest. and if they fail to your rights as a tenant are you get to break your contract and then have them take you to court and hope the judge takes your side, otherwise expect collections to come after you... so if your A/C breaks then too bad. this is why a tenant should inspect the house and make sure things are working properly before renting.

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We had our pest guy come out to our house last year to look at these. He said that they swarm once a year and die a few days later. He told us they were harmless and come inside after a big rain.
they were swarming today and leaving their wings on the window sill and coming in. you walk outside and they were flying everywhere.

thanks for your post i hope you are right. they are all over the house now along the walls dead. any place with a window they are finding their way in.

and thanks to everyone else for their input. i will monitor the situation closely and plan on taking these bugs to the pest place near me and having them ID them. there are 3 different types i found today. the ones i posted, ones with wings that look very similar, and black ones that seem to crawl in pairs. the spiders near the windows seem to be having a field day catching them.

i found termites a couple months back in the woods behind the house, they looked totally different than these, they were definately workers.. there were hundreds of them in wood that i was gonna use for firewood. i couldn't believe it.

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I have been a landlord for years myself and i always got taken advantage by tenants you have no idea. if something like this happened to me i would have a guy out the next day. i had a tenant call me one time cause he said the toilet was overflowing and the house was flooding. so i spend 200 bucks to send a plumber out and drive in the middle of the night 45 minutes speeding to get there.. and when i get there, it was barely anything wrong. the plumber even yelled at the tenant for waking him up in the middle of the night over something that stupid and not being able to wait till the morning.

also believe me when i say this isn't 1990 FL. the political scene and environment in FL has changed a lot. it used to be tenants had rights in FL, no longer. and anyone who tells you they do should read the bills that have been passed the past decade.. including that if a tenant breaks their contract the landlord can come after them for the remaining time plus take their deposit. landlords are NOT required to fix anything except plumbing, heat, and pest. and if they fail to your rights as a tenant are you get to break your contract and then have them take you to court and hope the judge takes your side, otherwise expect collections to come after you... so if your A/C breaks then too bad. this is why a tenant should inspect the house and make sure things are working properly before renting.
Depends on the lease, etc. but believe me, Florida is a very tenant friendly state.

You have rights, too. Peace, good luck, and tight lines.



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I am one of the biggest termite repair companies in the area.. We do warranty repairs for most (not all) of the termite companies here, perform thousands of dollars worth of WDO inspection corrections each month, and also do structural reports for many of the lenders here. If anyone has any damage or signs of damage, i'd be glad to come take a look free of charge.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:36 AM   #27
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If these are formosan termites(which is what it looks like), you have a problem. Obviously it isnt your problem because you are just a tenant and not a owner. This is the problem with formosans, even though they are a sub termite, they dont have to go back to the soil to survive. Therefore a standard trench and treat or drill and treat termite treatment wont guarantee to kill them. If they dont go back to the soil, they dont get in the chemical.. Thats why alot of termite companies will not give you a guarantee when it comes to formosan termites. You should email your tenant and inform them of the problem and let them handle it. Most likely you wont have walls collapsing within 2 years but you never know. They are a serious problem. If you inform them and they dont do anything about it, not your problem but if you dont tell them and they dont know that would not set well on my conscience. Good luck
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If you haven't, you do need to contact the owner immediately. I'm wondering if the termites could get into your furniture.
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I seen these coming into my garage today and was wondering what the heck they were, seemed to large to be termites. Glad i've got a bond but definitely going to have someone come out and look.
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