Renter says her Whitehaven apartment is infested with maggots

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A renter at a Whitehaven apartment complex believed she had more than a seasonal critter concern.

Malika Davis said her apartment was infested with maggots.

“I mean maggots right here, all over here,” Davis said, gesturing to the critters on her kitchen floor.

Davis lived at the Oakshire Apartments in Whitehaven.

She said she told her front office about the problem Monday, but since then nothing has been done.

Davis showed WREG a note from Code Enforcement, who she said stopped by Wednesday when she was not home.

She said she expected Code Enforcement to be come back soon to address her complaint.

Davis said a complex maintenance person came by her apartment this week to fix her faulty air conditioning system, but did nothing to stop the maggot problem.

“It’s like I’m spending money for no reason if I’ve got to live like this,” Davis said.

When WREG drove to the complex’s front office, someone snapped the blinds shut and would not answer the door.

Davis said this was the final straw.

WREG met some of her neighbors who were changing apartments in the complex due to other concerns.

“The mold here and all of that, that’s crazy,” one renter said.

Changing buildings was not enough for Davis.

She said she wanted out entirely.

Davis told WREG Code Enforcement sopped by again after our crews left and told her something would be done soon.

This was the same apartment complex where police said earlier this year, an alleged serial burglar broke into a woman’s apartment and licked her while she was sleeping.

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