I am the person who first posted this question. All the answers were great, but my efforts to get my landlady to hire an exterminator were fruitless. In the end, I called the Code Enforcement Department of the City of Miami Beach, and an officer came and took pictures, then posted a violation notice on my landlady's door, giving her a certain amount of time to remedy the problem. I never stuck around to see if my landlady complied because I did not renew my lease with her. At least the other tenants may benefit if the landlady responds as she should, but I suspect she may call an exterminator once, then never call again. Roach infestation is rampant in North Beach, but many building owners don't care. My friend also moved from her apartment because of the roaches, and when she got to her new place, the roaches started coming out of her furniture. Unfortunately, many of the people to whom my landlady rents are not proactive. She has convinced them, "This is South Florida," and has them set off "foggers" from time to time. One gentleman said to me, "Do you cook?" I responded in the affirmative . He went on to say, "That's your problem. I have lived here fifteen years, and I don't cook. I eat out." This flawed logic allows the slum lords and ladies to get away with not providing tenants with even a minimal right to live in a decent place. The Code Officer sent me a copy of the part of the code that states that building owners must hire exterminators, provide window screens, and fix broken windows. Those were some of the challenges I had faced in that place. Since then, I've moved to an apartment that is treated monthly by an exterminator, and I don't have even one roach. What a pleasure not to have to worry about those nasty "roommates." I have been a homeowner most of my life, so renting is a new world for me, It has taught me that tenants do have rights, and, if the building owner does not offer basic living conditions, the City of MIami Beach Code Enforcement Department will help.