Good Questions: Where’s That Smell Coming From?

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Dear Apartment Therapy, I rent an apartment in Los Angeles. Back in early February 2009 I noticed a horrible odor which made it nearly impossible to live with. I contacted the landlord and he sent a pest company to come in and hang odor bags. This did not work. Contacted landlord again. Same pest company came in. Odor still bad. But the smell does not occur all of the time, mainly in the evening. It is getting warmer in LA, but during the day the smell is absent. What are my rights? Does anyone possibly know the reason why the smell is so BAD in the evening? HELP! -Pamela

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