Her rodent nightmare: Woman’s apartment in Queens overrun by mice

Posted at 7:14 PM, Jan 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-23 12:13:34-05

RICHMOND HILL — (PIX11) While she wipes away tears, Jenny Borrero of Richmond Hill tells of the horror of having mice take over home.

“There are traps behind the stove; there is bait behind the stove; there are traps for mice everywhere in my bedroom everywhere,” Borrero said.

Mice droppings can be found in her living room. The critters are even scampering through her food.

It’s “a tribe of mice I am catching, five or six a day,” she said. “I have bins of food … in my kitchen. You keep them in bins so the mice don’t get in there. I threw out $500 worth of food,” she said.

Rats in Queens apartment

Jenny Borrero of Richmond Hill tells us the horror that is her rodent-filled apartment.

Critters have also made it onto her medical equipment that helps her breathe at night in her bedroom.

She can’t even sleep. She says they are lurking behind her bed, where she keeps poison packets.

“Dropping around my house; poo on my stove. I got rid of a mattress — they were on my bed.”

The superintendent of the building at 87-57 108th Street had no words of comfort for Borrero.

Rat traps

Traps are her only defense against the mice. Borrero says she is catching several every day.

“I don’t know what to say, the exterminator comes,” he said, shrugging his shoulders. “Whatever I am supposed to do I do,” he said.

The owner of the building said Borerro is the only person complaining in the entire building. He says the building is well kept and that he’s doing everything he can to combat the rodent problem.

But Borrero says more needs to be done.

“I’m not a dirty person. I shouldn’t have to live like this.”