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Las Vegas man says his apartment is full of roaches

He says management did not do enough
Posted at 5:35 PM, Jun 14, 2017

A Las Vegas man says his apartment is beset by roaches and he can't stand it anymore.

"It's been a nightmare," said Frank Malson. "It's very hard to sleep and very hard to live if you have roaches crawling on your head when you're trying to get some rest."

Malson said it started with a few roaches, but it got much worse over the following months.

"I work for minimum wage," he said. "I mean we all know its a grind. You work eight hours, maybe you make money, maybe you don't make money. But the last thing you want to do is to come home and sit down and have a roach crawling on you. That's the worst feeling in the world."

But this was not the first time 13 Action News went out to the Park Avenue Apartments at 7th and Carson. Several tenants contacted us in September 2016 when the elevator broke. They said they were stuck in their apartments and waited months for a fix.

The elevator is working, but what's not working for Malson is management's response (or what he considers a lack thereof the roaches).

13 Action News went to the on-site office to talk with management. They asked us to call their corporate management. Wednesday afternoon, corporate said they sent someone out to Park Avenue Apartments. They said their manager talked with Malson and they worked out a plan. They also promised us they will continue to follow up and make sure it gets taken care of.