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'I have a bite mark.' Norwood resident fears for health, safety due to rat infestation

Zoraida Melendez has called her Moshulu Parkway apartment home for the past three years, but for the last two, she says rats have become unwanted roommates.

Elly Morillo

May 31, 2024, 10:01 PM

Updated 22 days ago


Melendez says only temporary fixes have been made to the apartment after numerous 311 complaints and calls to management.
"As soon as I walk in, I start feeling sick, my head starts hurting, my stomach bothering. I really know this is just stress," said Melendez.
News 12 also reached out to MAXX Properties for a statement but didn't hear back.
Melendez says back on Feb. 26, one of those rats latched onto her skin. "I do have a medical condition that these rodents can really hurt me. I can die from this," said Melendez.

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