Property owners must maintain their property free from pests, including roaches, mice and other pests. In general, this means that the property owner must provide extermination services and keep a property free from excessive garbage (providing appropriate garbage cans and storing garbage in a pest-resistant manner).

In order to stop the spread of all pests, you should notify the property owner immediately if you suspect that pests are present. The sooner this issue is addressed, the easier it can be treated.

There are also steps tenants can take to help eliminate pests:

  • Reduce clutter
  • Wash hard surfaces
  • Clean small appliances
  • Pest-proof your food
  • Manage your garbage
  • Put food away at night

To find out more about pests, pest control and pesticides, see the Department of Health