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What if my place has cockroaches, mice, or other pests?

What if my place has cockroaches, mice, or other pests?


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August, 2015

If you have a problem with cockroaches, bedbugs, mice, or other pests, your landlord must take steps to get rid of them and to stop them from getting in. This is a normal part of the maintenance that landlords must do.

You may have to do certain things to allow the landlord or a pest control service to deal with the problem. For example, you might have to move all your furniture away from the walls. Or you might have to let the pest control service into your place on a certain day so they can do a lot of units at the same time.

Tell your landlord if certain pest control methods cause health problems for you. And you can ask your landlord if you need help getting your place ready for the pest control service.

Learn more about this topic
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations

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