When you find signs of pest infestation, it feels totally helpless. It’s hard to imagine being much of a match for bugs and rodents that can burrow through the walls while you sleep, but there comes a time when you have to take control. Here’s some info that should aid your process of figuring out what you are responsible for, and what your landlord is responsible for, in the case of an infestation.
There are a number of pests that may come to find a home in the nooks and crannies of your apartment, but the most common are mice, rats, and cockroaches. The NYC Department of Health released a booklet on controlling pests safely which you can access online here. It can be confusing to decide what exactly to do first in the case of an infestation, but the book offers clear and concise directions for dealing with pests. From how to spot pests, to when to know you’ve successfully cleared your space of them, this booklet is incredibly helpful when you’re dealing with an infestation.