MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - A Mobile apartment complex is now taking steps to clear out a swarm of bees that have invaded one of its buildings and clean up one tenant's maggot infested unit.
We first told you the story Monday, July 8, 2013 about a Mobile resident who found maggots and a honey-like substance inside her apartment and a swarm of bees on the outside.
She said management isn't doing enough to correct the problems, so she turned to us for help.
"It seems like they trying, but they're not trying hard enough and I think I did a good job by contacting y'all," said Mobile resident Shonna Johnson.
Johnson said on Wednesday, July 10, the bees remained outside her home with maggots and a honey-like substance on the inside.
However, she said management claims to be working on fixing all of that. They left Johnson a letter on her door Monday night.
"We have contacted a contractor to come look at your unit," read Johnson from the letter she found on her door.
We contacted the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to see if it could help Johnson.
A spokesperson responded with an e-mail that said HUD performs inspections on properties that use its programs.
The property in question received a score of 87 in 2012.
"They want to move me to another unit, but I'm not going to accept that if that unit the same way as mine and then there's bees over there too," said Johnson.
Our inquiry into this property caused HUD to investigate for itself.
The spokesperson wrote back saying:
"We contacted the property owners and learned that a swarm of bees colonized a cavity between the first and second floor of the building. Several exterminators have been contacted to perform the removal."
"I guess we'll have to see, but as of now nobody is taking care of anything," said Johnson.
We'll stay with this story and tell you when the bees get removed and the apartment cleaned.
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