Nobody wants to see a cockroach running across the floor. The bugs are disgusting and can cause health issues. You also may know that if you see one, there are often more to be found. Cockroaches are nocturnal and spotting one is often a sign of an infestation.
As is the case with bed bugs, if you see a cockroach you should contact your landlord to take care of the problem. Cockroaches can carry diseases and wreak havoc on your home. Nobody should have to live with these creatures running around.
At the Law Office of Paul Mankin, we work with clients who have cockroach problems being ignored by a landlord. If you need an attorney because you can’t get your landlord to take your cockroach problem seriously, we’re here to help.
Cockroaches are difficult to find and kill. Even if you see one and kill it, you probably haven’t gotten to the root of the problem.
It’s easy to fall into the trap of pretending a problem doesn’t exist, but that will only make things worse. Trying to remove cockroaches with do-it-yourself techniques likely won’t work, and it is not your responsibility to pay for infestation problems, especially if the problem affects multiple units, which is often the case.
Don’t follow the path of least resistance. You have every right to hire a lawyer to help you fight a cockroach problem.