BALDWIN (KDKA) — A local couple moved out of their apartment after they say it became infested with cockroaches.
Now the Allegheny County Health Department is getting involved.
Joshua Murphy, 22, and 18-year-old Kasey Robison moved out of their apartment at Leland Point last Saturday because of the roaches.
“It’s disgusting, I never thought in my life I would live with cockroaches,” she said. “One night I was just sitting there, I drank my juice and I drank a cockroach. It was just in – I almost puked.”
The couple has temporarily moved in with Robison’s mother in New Brighton.
Leland Point is the former Green Meadows apartment development and last summer the Allegheny County District Attorney filed a criminal complaint against the owners because of the living conditions and an upsurge in crime.
Murphy says they want their security deposit back and they want out of their lease because they’ve been forced to move out.
He said the managers told him the cockroach problem may not be resolved until next month.
Dr. Bruce Dixon, director of the county health department, said the department will work with officials at Leland Point to try to curtail the infestation of cockroaches.
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