Can we terminate our lease if roach infestation has made our rental uninhabitable?

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We wired money from out-of-state. After paying them we found out there is a roach problem. We have been here 5 days and it is terrible. I just spoke to the pest company that came out before we moved in and found out that they told the owners that the infestation is severe and the house uninhabitable. The pest company advised not renting it out. Now the owners are trying to stick us with the cost of dealing with it and my son has asthma. I am afraid to even bring food into the house. The pest company won't come back since they feel that the owner is dishonest having rented the house to us with out telling how bad it was.

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