Disturbing footage from inside a seemingly unkept Bronx residential building shows a legion of rats running rampant around family living spaces.
Residents of the Claremont Consolidated Houses on Teller Avenue shared details this week about their unsettling experiences with the rapid rodents.
Mother-of-three Asia Clemente said her young children have been left traumatized from the infestation – and one of the rats even bit her one-year-old son, who was born prematurely, in his sleep. The baby had to take antibiotics for precaution.
Clemente said in a cell phone clip that showed her frightened children huddled together in the living room: “You see [my children] … f***ing trapped on the motherf***ing couch.’
Horrifying footage from inside a Bronx residential building shows a legion of rats running rampant
The large rodents are seen running around a woman’s kitchen counter, sink and stove
A rat is seen searching for food in a woman’s stove above
The resident also told
Resident Veronica Martinez captured horrifying footage from inside her kitchen, where a slew of rats were seen running around the stove, sink and counter for food to munch on.
When asked how she sleeps at night knowing about the rats, Martinez told PIX 11: ‘I don’t… I’m so traumatized.’
‘You’ll hear [them]… they come banging all over the walls,’ she added.
Residents said the rat problem has become a greater since the basement garbage compactor was shut down.
Mom Asia Clemente (right) said one of the rats bit her one-year-old son, who was born prematurely, in his sleep (baby pictured left)
Clemente said in a cell phone clip that showed her frightened children huddled together in the living area: “You see [my children] f***ing trapped on the motherf***ing couch’
The building is operated by the New York City Housing Authority.
Council member Vanessa Gibson expressed disgust about infestation at a news conference outside the building this week.
‘It was hard to watch… it made my skin crawl,’ Gibson said at the conference.
‘I would urge the mayor, the general manager and the acting chair to all come here to the Bronx.’
Resident Veronica Martinez captured horrifying footage from inside her kitchen, where the rodents were seen running around the stove, sink and counter
The rat infestation was reported at the Claremont Consolidated Houses on Teller Avenue
The New York City Housing Authority could not be reached by DailyMail.com late Monday night for comment.
The housing authority, however, said in a statement: ‘Our residents should not have to live in these conditions.
‘Since this first came to our attention, we have taken aggressive steps to address the current infestation by eliminating rodent access to the building and the apartments, which will also keep future rodents away.
‘We apologize to our residents and will continue to vigilantly monitor this situation.’
To be continued
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