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Mum who 'sees 10 mice a day' in her infested flat is at ‘breaking point’

Cassie Locke, 31, has been dealing with the infestation since 2020.

Cassie Locke has been dealing with the infestation since 2020. (SWNS)
Cassie Locke has been dealing with the infestation since 2020. (SWNS)

A mum says she is at “breaking point” after three years of mice running around her home.

Cassie Locke, 31, has been dealing with the infestation since 2020 and claims she sees up to ten rodents a day.

The mum-of-two, from Maidstone, Kent, has contacted her housing association which has since sent out pest control but the issue is still unresolved.

Locke, who has a mouse phobia, adds she’s now “completely exhausted” after unsuccessfully trying to fix the problem herself.

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A mouse trap set up near a mouse hole in Cassie's home. (SWNS)
A mouse trap set up near a mouse hole in Cassie's home. (SWNS)

The mum-of-two said: “There’s a hole in my bedroom right next to where I sleep and I can hear them crawling around and rustling all night.

“I don’t end up getting to sleep until three or four in the morning and I have to get up again at seven to take the kids to school.

“I’m completely exhausted and drained.”

When she first noticed mouse droppings in her home, she contacted her housing association Golding Homes immediately.

The association has now sent a pest control officer who has laid traps and poison.

Locke added: “I’ve tried everything, I put down five traps just the other day and within a couple of minutes three of them went off at the same time.

"I've done everything possible to resolve this issue even cementing and expanding foam the holes and laying traps daily and they are either chewing through or making other holes."

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Locke said she was worried about her children’s health and that she also had mould in her house which was causing her daughter breathing problems.

She added: “I’m not comfortable in my own home whatsoever, they’re in my bedroom, my children’s bedroom, the bathroom, the kitchen – everywhere.”

Terry Spillard, assistant director of customers at Golding Homes said: “We’re really sorry for the problems Ms Locke has been experiencing and are committed to resolving them so she can live comfortably in her home.

“We’ve visited her home on previous occasions to address and treat these issues, but now they’ve reoccurred we’re arranging further visits for pest control and a damp and mould inspection.”

“We’ll continue to work with her until these issues are resolved.”