Woman says a total of 12 rats are living inside her apartment.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Mother fighting rat infestation at DeKalb apartments

A DeKalb County apartment building’s owners have two weeks to take care of a rat infestation, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Ishaniek Mays, a mother of two, said she has caught a dozen rats in her apartment outside Decatur since April and is trying to get out of her lease. She said they sneaked into her refrigerator and ate $200 worth of food. 

“There was nothing in the lease saying that there was going to be rats here,” Mays told the TV station.

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The DeKalb County Board of Health said a different tenant at the building on Line Circle, off Memorial Drive, complained of rats in October.

DHC Property Management told Channel 2 it inherited the rat problem and is trying to fix it.

Code enforcement officials said if the problem isn’t fixed in two weeks the owners could be taken to court.

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