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Mother says she has trapped 100 mice in 5 months in her apartment

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Mother says she has trapped 100 mice in 5 months in her apartment (WFSB) Mother says she has trapped 100 mice in 5 months in her apartment (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

More renters in Hartford said they are having problems with mice in their buildings, and nothing is being done about it.

On Wednesday, Eyewitness News spoke to a woman who said mice were invading her apartment in Hartford, affecting the quality of life for her and her children.

On Thursday, another resident, Ashley Leveille, reached out to Eyewitness News and said she is using her own money to trap mice but they keep finding a way into her apartment.

She said she has trapped about 100 mice in the last five months but she feels that it is only getting worse.

“It's disgusting. It’s really disgusting. I could (clean) every day with bleach and the next morning, it's the same as what I just cleaned up,” Leveille said.

She has three small children who she said are scared and don’t want to sleep in their own beds.

“The mice chewed through my kids clothes,” she said, as she was holding a new infant onesie that had holes along the sleeves.

“I have to continuously do my laundry because there is feces and urine on my kids’ stuff. I shouldn't have to live like this or my kids,” she said.

She moved into the apartment five months ago and told her landlord about the problem, but because she said she has so many mice she spends a lot of her own money buying traps and spraying foam along the door trim and inside cabinets.

Oxford Management Company, which manages the property, put signs up that said an exterminator is expected to come on Monday but Leveille said they don’t do much to help.

She said she feels they need to figure out how they are getting into her apartment, and said her children deserve to live better.

“We've been going different routes and giving the landlord the benefit of the doubt that it's being take care of it and it's not. What more can we do,” she said.

The management company confirmed someone is coming and that they know about the problem.

They said they are doing their best to fix it, but Leveille said she just threw out $200 worth of food because the mice chewed through that.

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