I have a tenant that is violating his lease by having pets, he currently has 6 dogs, some kind of pocket puppy. He lets them go to the bathroom pretty much anywhere outside of the apt. The common areas, halls, stairways and basement are literally full of dog excrement. When I found out, I told him to get rid of the dogs and clean the place up. 2 days after the place was cleaned, I went to inspect and found dog poop (a couple of days worth) in the hall, and heard barking. Is my only option to evict? Is there some kind of court order I can get to remove the pets?
Also, they store the dog food in the basement and tend to keep the back door open...I think rats have taken up residence. I told him I putting poison in the basement but haven't done it yet for fear of harming one of the dogs...what can I do?