Apartment Building Has Been Infested With Mice For Months
This is the time of year when rodents are actively seeking food and shelter to help them ride out the cold winter months. Just the thought of dealing with rodents invading our homes is stressful enough, actually having to deal with an infestation is a nightmare. Tenants of one apartment building in McKees Rock, Pennsylvania have lived in an infested building for months now and have received no help eliminating the pests. The situation has gotten so bad that now the residents are being told to vacate the building by the health department.
Residents of Hays Manor, a six-unit apartment building, have been forced to live with this rodent infestation for months, despite the fact that the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh having inspected the building and stated that it had a class 3 violation, which means the building is in “a condition which represents an actual or potential health hazard or nuisance.” This was deduced after the building was inspected in September and still no one has done anything to help the residents and handle the infestation. Numerous residents have complained about the horrible infestation, pointing out the many holes in the walls that the mice use to travel in and out of the apartments. The infestation poses a serious health hazard for those living in the building, with one of the residents scared for the safety of her children. The mother of three has submitted a number of complaints to the housing authority over a series of months, and claims that one of her children was even bitten by a mouse.
Yet, it is only recently that the Allegheny County Health Department has finally responded to the health threat. The letter they sent to the tenants and landlord of the building that the infestation poses a health threat to those living there, and that the health violations must be corrected by a specific date. This provides little comfort to the residents, however, who must find somewhere else to reside in the meantime. The health risks have gotten to the point where many say they don’t feel safe living there until the infestation is eradicated. Unfortunately, finding a new place to live for the time being is no easy task, and some fear they will end up homeless. The mother of three in particular is afraid for her children’s health in the horrendous living conditions, but claims to have nowhere else to go. And winter is the last time of year you want to be worrying about where you can lay your head at night.
Have you ever lived in an apartment that became infested with rodents? What was your experience?