Morris Heights mother says rodent infestation is harming her children

A Morris Heights mother was woken up by the screams of her 4-year-old daughter after a rat had bitten her face.

Dan Serafin and Adolfo Carrion

Jun 5, 2024, 2:26 AM

Updated 8 days ago

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Anastasia Washington tells News 12 that she’s lived at her Morris Heights apartment since only March, but that the problems found her right away – starting off with a rogue lizard in the home.
“It started with a lizard, then roaches, then mice, and then a rat,” said Washington.
Washington called 911 after her daughter, Khloe, was bitten. She was released from the hospital shortly after but has not slept in her mother’s home since the bite took place.
“I’ve been crying for days, I told them I want a transfer out,” said Washington.
News 12 reached out to the firm that runs the building, Bronx Pro Group. The firm says they have ordered an extermination in the apartment and the broader building, and that they will continue to communicate and work diligently with the residents at 1669 University Ave. until the desired goals are reached.
Washington tells News 12 that legal action is currently in the works and that she is actively seeking a transfer out of her home.


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