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Unfortunately other than the county building inspector or health department your friend will have to do some leg work to find the owner and sue for damages
and order to get the nuisance
Your friend will need to track down the current owner of the property. If your friend knows the prior owners name she can call the county court to see if there was a foreclosure filed against the property. The plaintiff in the foreclosure is likely the current owner of the property. If there was a foreclosure she can ask if there was a Sheriff's sale of the property and determine who the current owner is.
Your friend can also check the tax records for the County to see whom they have as the owner of the property.
Your friend can also contact the county recorders office to see who has a mortgage
lien on the deed. This may be the current owner.
Once your friend has the name of the potential owners, she can try to contact the former owner, the plaintiff in foreclosure, and the lien holder to see who actually owns the property.
I would file suit against the owner of the property (per county records) and include the other parties as defendants as well.
Another option may be the county health department although they may cite her property as well if the infestation has spread. The health department will also try to find the owner to fine or otherwise punish the owner.
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