Mold, Bedbugs, or Other Issues in a Rental Property

Issues that fall under the Montana Residential Landlord and Tenant Act may require legal action.   Click on the links below to view your rights and responsibilities, find legal support, and to find general information and guidance on renter issues.  

Residential Landlord and Tenant Act of 1977

Montana Law Help

Montana Legal Services Association

Montana Fair Housing

Great Falls Housing Authority

Bedbugs

Bedbugs can be a difficult pest to manage; however, they are not known to transmit any human diseases. We highly recommend landlords and homeowners use professional pest control companies when trying to eliminate bedbugs from a home or apartment.  Improperly used pesticides can be harmful to your health and may not affectively treat an infestation.  For more information, click on the links below. 

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)/Bedbugs - The EPA website has general bedbug information, information on pest control companies, do-it-yourself options & safety tips, and other useful information and resources. 

Bedbug Management Video - Presented by Rutgers University Entomology Department.  Information is intended to educate individuals that live in apartments and other multi-unit living facilities.  

Mold

Mold is a common indoor air quality concern.  Mold spores are found everywhere in the environment and will readily grow in moist environments.  However, there are currently no mold safety standards at the federal, state, or local level.   As there are no standards or regulations, EH does not perform mold testing nor take enforcement action for air quality issues related to mold.  If you have health concerns from mold exposure in your home or other environments, contact your health care provider.   For more information, click on the links below.  

Center for Disease Control (CDC)/Mold - The CDC website has information on health effects, prevention, cleanup, testing recommendations, and other useful information. 

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)/Mold - The EPA website has testing recommendations, cleanup information for homes and other facilities, flood recovery information, and useful information related to other air quality concerns.  

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