I have a friend who just moved into an apartment, it's a small studio. He also has roaches.
He's been here a month or less, and all he has in his fridge is ketchup, so it's not his fault, he's not exactly living in filth. We put a plate on the floor for 10 minutes (seriously, it was the time it took frozen fishsticks to cook) and there were two roaches on it already.
I heard someone say on this community that vermin were the fault of the landlord, is that true? We live in Northern Virginia. Would it be hard to get landlords to clean them up (such as proving you have a problem and are not at fault)? Any help would be greatly appriciated.