Wesco Court

MICE are infesting many of the homes in a sheltered housing complex in Woking, whose residents say their landlord is not doing enough to stop the problem.

One of the tenants says she has been trapping the rodents in her bedsit for three years without respite.

Elize Russell with the many traps she has set up to catch mice

Elize Russell lives at Wesco Court, off Board School Road, Maybury. The 40 homes there are owned by Woking Borough Council and managed by New Vision Homes.

“I have tried and tried to get the landlord to do something about the mice, but they don’t take any notice,” Mrs Russell, 78, told the News & Mail. “They have sent contractors twice to put down poison, but it hasn’t made any difference.”

Mrs Russell, a retired careworker, has a chest complaint which means she has to have oxygen therapy throughout the day and night. “I put on a facemask when I go to bed, which can make it difficult to get up,” she said.

“I get woken up in the night by noises and shine my torch to see mice around my parrots’ cage. I’ve been told the birds attract the mice, but I keep the cage really clean and there is never spilled food on the floor.”

For the full story get the 11 April edition of the News & Mail