Chatteris flat is riddled with rats from an over run communal bin shed but housing association refuses to pay for pest control
- Credit: Archant
A young mum is calling for a housing association to sort out a rat infestation in her flat that she believes started when the bin sheds were swamped with rubbish bags from residents.
Kel Ann Wilding, 24, has rats running behind her skirting boards and even has photos where they made their way into her oven.
“They are huge, there’s a hole under the sink, it look like there has been a problem before and they’ve tried to block it with a bit of wood but they’ve chewed through it.
“My partner’s dad came round and took off the skirting board. As they came out he killed them.
“Knowing they are there is horrible, you can hear them running about.
You may also want to watch:
“I am on benefits so I can’t afford to get pest control out but this is a problem that looks like it was there before. I think it started because the bin sheds are over run with rubbish and not cleaned up at all.
“When I rang the housing association they said they would sort the bin sheds.”
- 1 Daughters remember artist father who would ‘always be there’
- 2 Fire destroys family bungalow in the Fens
- 3 Cyclist stabbed in broad daylight attack
- 4 Care home ‘requires improvement’ in five key areas
- 5 Woman 'cannot afford to lose' over £3,000 through builder
- 6 Shocks all round as police pull over 'white van man'
- 7 HGV driver courses set up to help meet critical shortages
- 8 Rowdy passengers force train cancellation
- 9 Farm donates pumpkins and money to hospitals ‘close to our hearts’
- 10 Tributes to retired CEO who 'worked tirelessly' for town
Circle are supposed to clean up the bin sheds, clean hallways and maintain grass - but this has all fallen behind for weeks, Kel Ann added.
“It is unfair to expect me to pay for pest control when I am not the one who caused the rat problem in the fist place,” she said.
• We have messaged Circle to ask them for a comment on the mater.