Condo residents frustrated over field of rats next door

Rats invading group of condos on Brightside Lane

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Residents in a condo complex in Baton Rouge are complaining about rats in their homes because of an overgrown lot.

The field is to the left of the complex. Antoinette Kilma, who lives in one of the condos. said she is terrified for the safety of her one-year-old son.

"It's devastating and it's a huge let down because I bought this condo for my family and now I'm scared that they're going to crawl on my boy," said Kilma.

She also mentioned rats chewed off the top of her son's baby bottle and the bottom of the pantry door.

9news went to the East Baton Rouge Parish tax assessor's office to find out who owns the property. They gave us what they said was the name of the owner, but when we called him he explained he didn't own the property.

9news also tried to find out what the city could do to force a cleanup, but Carey Chauvin, with the Department of Public Works (DPW), said there really isn't much the city can do. He explained since the field covers more than two acres a city ordinance prohibits them from cutting it. Chauvin also added people of the complex can find some assistance through DPW's rodent extermination program.

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