Tenants terrorized by rats in Palm Springs

Posted at 5:00 AM, Feb 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-11 05:00:24-05

Tenants in a large apartment complex in Palm Beach County said they're being terrorized by rats, and no one seems to care.

Residents Avesta Coronado Springs apartments in Palm Springs finally reached out to NewsChannel 5 for help.

A property manager acknowledged that "we're having an issue and we're taking care of it." but tenants we spoke with see it very differently.

“They're in the walls you can hear them. I caught one in the bathroom, and I like squished it in the door and it was disgusting,” said resident Joelle Etienne.  “Their only solution is to patch the holes where they're coming from, but the rats literally ate through them.”

Multiple tenants shared similar problems with rats, but said they didn't know where to turn.

WPTV told the residents to contact with Palm Springs code enforcement, which says it will investigate as soon as those complaints come in.