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Old 12-18-2015, 02:55 PM   #1
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Moved into our apartment on September 27, 2015 . 3 weeks later my daughter saw a mouse.She called the office and was told they will set up traps outside the property . A few days later she saw it again and I contacted the property myself . They send me a pest control person . All he did was place a few traps . He did not check the apartment for entry points etc . Myself and my husband found a few holes and covered them with steel wool . This was at the end of October . Earlier this month ( December ) I heard scratching noises from inside the walls , it was really creeping me out . And I saw a mouse . We checked the entire apartment and found 17 holes chewed under the kitchen sink ( huge ) bathroom sinks , baseboard heaters , in closets and so on . So far we caught 8 mice ( in 4 days ) . I have send emails to the leasing office , contacted corporate via Facebook messenger and have contacted the regional office in Denver with photos attached . Photo's the rodents , one which is dangling in my granddaughters dress , dead ! So disgusting . I am not getting responses , I also contacted the Denver County Health Inspector and he came by this past Monday . At this point all I want is out of my lease . Neighbors saying this is the norm here and I am just upset . It's unsanitary and a health code violation . How do I get out of the lease ?
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Old 12-18-2015, 04:50 PM   #2
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I wish to inform you that your lease agreement may govern your rights. Generally you may terminate lease if house is uninhabitable. It is duty of landlord to provide premises which are habitable thus you may terminate lease on the ground that landlord has failed to perform his duties. You may file a complaint with public health inspectors who may verify that premises are uninhabitable after which you may give notice to landlord regarding termination of lease.

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Old 12-18-2015, 07:20 PM   #3
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Thank you , that is what I thought .
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Old 12-18-2015, 07:38 PM   #4
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Why don't you buy some mouse traps, 8 packs are good, the old fashioned kind. tie small loops of thread around the head so little teeth get hooked into them. Spread a little peanut butter over the thread/trap head. You should clean them out in no time. Save the receipts for the traps.

This is not a major issue. We get mice every year due to the woods. You catch them and solve the problem. It will be much easier than fighting with mgmt.
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Old 12-22-2015, 11:12 AM   #5
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I have done all of that . Having 8 plus mice and 17 entry holes in an apartment is a big deal . When you have an infestation and the entire building is compromised it is something they need to address .
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I can understand your frustration, however, the remedy is exactly what I suggested. They are permitted time to remedy even if you properly notify them. You can try, however, it might be easier to just deal with capturing the mice. If the health inspector did not condemn the property as unfit, you will have trouble convincing a judge.

Personally, we live by the woods and they are a natural occurrence. I still have 2 that I know of to catch. One over the bedroom and one over the living room. We wanted a home to commune with nature, that is what we have. I just have not gotten around to catching the last couple this fall. I would not trade them for the deer and other wildlife we live with.
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Try natural pest control by having cats around, you can change your pest control services. If that double your family is in danger.
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One apartment can't really resolve the problem alone, the entire building needs a pest control service and if management cannot do that then move out!


Keep your records and evidence in case the incompetent landlord tries to sue you.
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