What is the landlord's responsibility to take care of a mouse infestation problem? 

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In early fall, removed a ceiling cap in my living room in order to install an overhead light and discovered mouse droppings. I verbally informed landlord of possible mouse issue. No action was taken. Early winter, began audibly hearing mice in the ceiling, and they entered my unit. Caught a mouse in a glass jar and photographed. Sent stern letter to regional manager included photos of ceiling cap feces and jarred mouse. Manager insinuated my claim was not legitimate, and "his people" would have to catch a live mouse. Found more feces in master bathroom air vent yesterday.

Answered 7 years ago| Contributor
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