Can an Exterminator Legally Take Photos of My Apartment?

updated Apr 30, 2019
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Q: I am wondering if it’s unlawful for a pest control company to take photos of a tenant’s residence while they are spraying the apartment. I was informed recently from my landlord that the exterminator takes photos while he sprays, and reports the photos back to the landlord. Is this even legal? I noticed flashes of light while he walks through my unit, but I’ve never actually caught him taking pics. Thanks for your reply. -Sent by Denise

Editor: Perhaps I have been watching too many episodes of The X Files: Original Flavor lately, but that is so, so creepy. Legally minded readers, is this legal? All readers, is this creepy? It is, right?

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