1. Tell your landlord if there is a problem

If there is a pest problem in your unit or your building, make sure your landlord knows about it. Give your landlord as much information as possible about the problem and ask them to take care of it. Keep notes for yourself about when you talked to your landlord and what each of you said.

For most types of pests, you might have to do things to get your unit ready for the pest control company. For example, you might have to move furniture away from walls, clear off shelves, or wash all your clothing and bedding. Tell your landlord if you need help getting your place ready. Your landlord must try to help you if you need help because of your human rights. For example, you might need help because of a or age.

If certain pest control methods would cause health problems for you, make sure to tell your landlord about this. If this is because of a disability, your landlord must try to find a solution.

If your landlord does not take action soon, you should send a letter, text, or email to your landlord. Make sure to keep a copy for yourself. Or, if your landlord has a special form for maintenance requests, fill one out and keep a copy.

It is safest to keep paying your rent while you are trying to get your landlord to deal with pest problems. If you do not pay all your rent for any reason, your landlord can try to have you evicted.

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