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Bronx tenants say rats have infested apartment building, climbing through walls

L.D. Property Management believes nearby construction is to blame for the issue.

News 12 Staff

Nov 4, 2021, 9:21 PM

Updated 956 days ago


People living in an apartment complex in the Bronx say they are fed up with rats that have infested the building. 
Aurea Colon says rats have made their way through the walls of her apartment on Crotona Avenue and into her kitchen. 
"I sleep like five or 10 minutes and that's it, I wake up because I'm scared because he's running in my room too,” says Colon. 
Colon took a video that shows five rats on her living room floor. Next door, Ailyn Agosto says she is also on edge because of the rats. 
"You can hear them like playing around, playing around on the floor and everything. A lot of them. I keep on putting the Brillos in the holes to see like if they don't come around, but they still do,” said Agosto. 
Neighbors say the problem with the rats started at the beginning of this year, but the problem has only gotten worse as time has gone on.
News 12 reached out to the property manager L.D. Property Management, which said it has been trying its best to get a handle on the situation--listening to complaints and sending an exterminator to the apartment building three times a month. 
L.D. Property Management believes nearby construction is to blame for the issue. 
Colon tells News 12 a Section-8 inspector is scheduled to visit her apartment on Friday.

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