In city-wide crackdown, Newark sues landlord over rodent-infested apartments

NEWARK — The smell of urine permeates the stairwells at the Garden Spires apartment complex. White foam oozes from the bottom of apartment doors — used by residents to keep out rats and mice.

But it does little to curb the infestation, residents say. 

“The other day my husband put a trap down and within maybe an hour there were like nine mice on it,” said resident Keisha Williams. Her daughter went to live with her father after a rat crawled into her crib when she was six months old, Williams said. 

Similar complaints echo down the damp, poorly ventilated hallways: Residents describe mold growing on their walls, …read more

Source: Essex

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