Chatteris flat is riddled with rats from an over run communal bin shed but housing association refuses to pay for pest control

PUBLISHED: 11:27 06 November 2017

One of the baby rats seen in Kel Ann's flat in Treeway, Chatteris.

One of the baby rats seen in Kel Ann's flat in Treeway, Chatteris.

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A young mum is calling for a housing association to sort out a rat infestation in her flat that she believes started when the bin sheds were swamped with rubbish bags from residents.

One of the baby rats seen in Kel Ann's flat in Treeway, Chatteris. One of the baby rats seen in Kel Ann's flat in Treeway, Chatteris.

Kel Ann Wilding, 24, has rats running behind her skirting boards and even has photos where they made their way into her oven.

One of the baby rats seen in Kel Ann's flat in Treeway, Chatteris. One of the baby rats seen in Kel Ann's flat in Treeway, Chatteris.

“They are huge, there’s a hole under the sink, it look like there has been a problem before and they’ve tried to block it with a bit of wood but they’ve chewed through it.

One of the baby rats seen in Kel Ann's flat in Treeway, Chatteris. One of the baby rats seen in Kel Ann's flat in Treeway, Chatteris.

“My partner’s dad came round and took off the skirting board. As they came out he killed them.

“Knowing they are there is horrible, you can hear them running about.

“I am on benefits so I can’t afford to get pest control out but this is a problem that looks like it was there before. I think it started because the bin sheds are over run with rubbish and not cleaned up at all.

“When I rang the housing association they said they would sort the bin sheds.”

Circle are supposed to clean up the bin sheds, clean hallways and maintain grass - but this has all fallen behind for weeks, Kel Ann added.

“It is unfair to expect me to pay for pest control when I am not the one who caused the rat problem in the fist place,” she said.

• We have messaged Circle to ask them for a comment on the mater.

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