Beating the cockroaches

Examples of how residents across various London estates organised to solve the problem of cockroaches - permanently. In some cases the benefits went beyond mere pest control and even brought new paid work to the residents.


Making a complaint about pests or vermin in your flat (including mice, rats, cockroaches, fleas, bedbugs)

If you have pests in your flat or tower block, you can use this letter to write to your landlord about it.


Tenant action – tackling disrepair

Annie Barrett, a tenant of Marsh Drive estate in the London Borough of Barnet joined forces with her neighbours to tackle disrepair in their blocks. We interviewed Annie to find out what action she and her community took.