Pests

Letter

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.

Story

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. How long have you lived in the Marsh Drive block? I moved into Marsh Drive in October […]
A diagram of the different stages of a cockroach's lifecycle, 1908 A diagram of the different stages of a cockroach's lifecycle, 1908

Story

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.
Valmor 'Bed bug murder' label Valmor 'Bed bug murder' label

Guide

There are pests in my tower block

No-one wants to live with cockroaches, fleas or vermin. But getting rid of them may require a whole-tower block effort, not treating each flat individually.