Labor Day of 2002: dozens of termites were swarming in my 2nd bathroom. Rental office was called and they sent up a maintenance man with a can of spray. I told them I wanted a professional exterminator, and one was sent a few days later. He found termites and extensive wood damage on the balcony, which he treated (sprayed). He told me that the whole building needed to be tented. Wood was replaced by landlord. I learned that numerous other residents (in my bldg. and others) had found termites inside their apts., which were sprayed by apt.'s maintenance man.
Fall of 2003: a kick-out hole was discovered in living room which means termites are inside wall. Maintenance man was sent to spray and patch hole. I've noticed several areas damaged by termites throughout the complex and seen lots of balcony railings replaced the last two years.
Labor Day of 2004: return from out of town to find that termites have again swarmed in 2nd bathroom. Find them throughout the apt. (alive) for the next few days.
I obviously need to find another place to live because the owners seem to be contented with "band-aid fixes." My main concern is my furniture. What if termites have gotten inside and I don't find out until after I've moved? Can I request the owner to "microwave" my furniture now?