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Mice problem continues for Hartford mother

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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)

Problems with mice in Hartford continues for a family that has had enough.

Eyewitness News spoke to Ashley Leveille recently who explained her situation, but on Friday she said nothing has changed.

She said mice are crawling into her children’s bedrooms at night, but the owner of the building said he’s doing the best he can.

“They're getting everywhere. Now they are in my son's crib. On our end table...it's disgusting,” Leveille said.

She has been complaining for five months to her management company, Oxford Property Management, about the problem, and she said little is being done.

A pest control worker came to the Broad Street building earlier this week, and Leveille said sticky mouse traps were given to her, which is something she already has.

The pest company also gave her something highly toxic.

“They did put some kind of poison stuff down but she (her daughter) got a hold of it so I threw it out,” Leveille said.

Eyewitness News tried to speak to someone at the Oxford Property Management office, however was unable to get a lot of details.

“You're treating me like I'm doing something wrong,” said Jon Hardin. “I’m doing the best I can.”

He said LG Pest Control is taking care of the mice. The owner of that company said he didn’t know about the problem until recently.

He said they covered some holes in the basement and will come every two weeks for the next two months.

However, that isn’t good enough for Leveille.

“Two months is too long for me and my kids to be suffering. My kids mean too much to me to get sick because of this issue,” she said.

In the meantime, she has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money so she can move.

The city’s health department did not return requests for comments.

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