Tenant changed locks and have more than 8 people in a 2bed2ba apt

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i have an 8plex in Texas and recently found that Tenant changed locks and have more than 8 people in a 2bed2ba apt, 

Plus there is pest infestation. They signed a lease about a month back with me. 

Need advice on how should I proceed? I self manage this property. 

Yep. Get a lawyer and start the eviction process. Collect evidence of the terms of the lease being broken. All communication with the tenant should be documented.

Sounds like you got the makings of another tenant horror story.  I would get professional help and start the eviction process immediately. You mentioned Bug Infestation. Do you think it’s coming from them only or the property in general has bugs in and on the premises as well?

Good thing you are in Texas and its really easy to evict. Take a lot of pictures of the property, get a lawyer involved, send them eviction notice and see if you can also look into landlord assistance programs from your county.