MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- Residents at a Meriden Housing Authority Complex are getting help with a rodent problem.
It's not often that three-month-old Malaya gets the nap she deserves.
Her mom, Ashley, says there are mice droppings all over the apartment: in the baby's play pen, in the stove, the pots and pans, the sofa. There was even a dead one visible in the front walk way.
"I just don't want her to get sick," Ashley said.
Ashley tells News 8 the Meriden Housing Authority wasn't helping her out, so she turned to us for help. We followed up to see if she was now getting helped.
News 8 was directed to Harold Ince Jr., Director of Asset Management, but the number they gave was just the main number.
"We're trying to get in touch with Harold Ince Jr."
"Make sure he gets the message. It's regarding the mice story we did last night," said News 8's Erin Logan.
Minutes later, Mayor Mike Rohde saw News 8 and asked if he could help.
"They're gonna pick up your call before mine," Logan said.
They certainly did. The Mayor got Ince on the phone for us.
He wouldn't go on camera, but tells us Ashley's family called yesterday and they showed up with traps. She says they didn't.
"Those traps were there for three months," said Ashley.
"There were no new traps yesterday," Logan asked.
"No," Ashley said.
Malaya's mom says News 8 did have their back. At 11:30 this morning, three workers from the housing authority came knocking on their door.
"They looked in my kitchen, my living room," Ashley said, "they told me there's actually been mice feces older than I am. Yeah they told us they were old."
Ince tells us they will send an exterminator Wednesday morning. Ashley says they told her the same thing.
"I want it done," Ashley said. "I want it fixed for the kids at least."
Other residents approached News 8 while we were at the complex. They said they too have a mice problem. The housing authority tells us regardless, they send an exterminator to the complex once a month.
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