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YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. Disabled man says Las Vegas apartment complex is overrun by mice

Posted at 11:42 PM, Apr 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-13 02:42:14-04

A disabled man claims his apartment is being overrun by mice. 

Donald Benton has lived in his apartment at Charleston Gardens near Nellis and Charleston boulevards for 12 days. He said since he moved into his apartment he has seen mice almost every night. 

"I'm not staying up in here," Benton said. "I'm just sitting out here in this chair, because I'm afraid to be up in there." 

Benton showed 13 Action News a picture of two mice he caught yesterday and a rat dropping found in his cupboard. 

Other people in his apartment complex said they have seen the mice as well. 

"Every day, three or four dead mice," said one neighbor. 

Benton said the only help he has had from management is patching up holes in his wall, but that hasn't stopped the mice. 

13 Action News spoke to the property manager who said they only provide pest control once a tenant moves in. If a tenant needs pest control after that time, they must provide it themselves. 

The Southern Nevada Health District provides information on their website about what to do if you have a pest issue. They suggest writing to your landlord about the issue, give them 14 days and then you can take legal action.