Tenants in a Canoga Park apartment complex are complaining of bed bug bites and the management apparently is not taking them seriously.
The Riata Luxury Apartments seem to be suffering from a terrible infestation of bed bugs and when one tenant organized a meeting to discuss the problem, she was cited for violating a rule about gatherings. Meanwhile, the onsite apartment manager claims to have offered the tenants extermination services, which they have declined.
Considering the extent of the infestation, some sort of pest control is long overdue.
The habitability rules in California require:
“Clean and sanitary buildings, grounds, and appurtenances (for example, a garden or a detached garage), free from debris, filth, rubbish, garbage, rodents, and vermin.“
Which means these tenants have the right to demand that their apartments be free of bed bugs.
Watch the news story on KTLA-TV: Bed Bugs in Canoga Park
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