A HOUSING association has taken action after tenants complained that their housing block was infested with mice.
Occupiers of the flats in Brindley Court, Hitchin Lane, Stanmore, first complained about the problem two months ago, but no action was taken by owners A2Dominion, as reported in the Observer.
Harrow Council’s environmental officers visited the site twice in May, confirming on their second visit that there was a mice infestation and told A2Dominion that action must be taken.
A2Dominion own neighbouring Bletchley Court, where tenants have also been complaining of a mice problem.
Ola Loremikan, who is regional housing manager at A2Dominion, said: “A2Dominion’s pest control contractor has attended Bletchley and Brindley Court and begun to place secure bait boxes and rodent-proof mesh at the development. Our contractor is also contacting all affected residents to assist them in dealing with this issue, which we aim to be resolved as soon as possible.
“If any other residents are experiencing problems of this nature, we would urge them to contact us immediately.”
In the Observer’s report last month, A2Dominion said it was the tenants’ obligation, as outlined in their housing agreement, to arrange and pay for pest control services to tackle any problems; however, after the council’s investigation, the housing group has been convinced to take action.
Mary Cannon, 41, of Brindley Court said her six-year-old autistic son has not been able to sleep properly since the infestation began because of the noise created by the mice on their balcony, within the walls, and on their roof.
She said: “This place is disgusting and frightening. We are having to sleep on the sofa in our sitting room because the noises of mice at night are that bad.”