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Help Me Hayley: Repairs made to Spokane apartment with mice in walls

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A north Spokane family is dealing with conditions that will make your skin crawl. The mother said mice have been breeding in her apartment walls and keeping her family up at night.  She claims management wasn't taking care of the issue, so she said "Help me Hayley."

"Not only are they dangerous, but they are dirty," said Christina Stangel.

Christina said she's living a nightmare.

"I've caught 14 mice so far," she said. "That's just what I've been able to catch."

The dead ones are even worse, rotting in her walls.

"They are decomposing," she said. "It makes me physically ill. I even went to the hospital."

And where there's one pest, there's another.

"The spiders are the biggest, most aggressive spiders I have ever seen," Christina said.

Christina claims she's begged her landlord for help. He did send an exterminator to scope out the problem. Christina said he told her things will stay rough, until her busted water heater, and the hole behind it are fixed.

"He said this will definitely attract mice," she said.

Christina said she doesn't want to move because she doesn't want to uproot her children. She also doesn't want to just leave, and then have another tenant inherit her problem.

Christina said she was getting nowhere when it came to getting a replacement water heater and those holes patched up.

"The owner is very, very difficult," she claims.

So our Hayley Guenthner agreed to approach him herself.

"Can we get that leak fixed for her? What's the hold up," Hayley asked the owner.

He didn’t want to go on camera but assured Hayley a new water heater would be coming.

But several days after Hayley's discussion with the owner, the water heater still wasn't in. Hayley contacted the owner again. She asked who he purchased it through, and for an order confirmation number. He provided both, and Hayley was able to confirm relief is on the way.

For Christina, it can't come soon enough.

"It's heartbreaking, for the kids especially," she said.

Just four days after Hayley's report aired, Christina was thrilled to report all repairs had been taken care of.

"I'm really relieved and really thankful Hayley was there to go to bat for me," she said.

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