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Wasps removed from woman's apartment

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Savannah Padilla told TV5 the apartment complex has removed the nest of wasps that had taken over her home.

Padilla said she was living a real-life nightmare.

"I'm extremely frustrated about it," Padilla said.

A few months ago, she says she noticed something strange so she called management.

"Because I was having trouble sleeping because the noise in the ceiling was so loud," Padilla said.

After no response, Padilla said she noticed a stain on her bedroom ceiling at the Clairemont Village Apartments in Saginaw Township. So she checked it out herself.

"And as soon as I did, my finger went through the ceiling. It cracked and from there I noticed some insect legs coming through the crack," Padilla said.

Those insects were yellow jackets or wasps and lots of them. She said she grabbed her pets and ran out outside.

When she returned a day later wasps were scattered on her carpet, window sills and stuck in the light fixtures.

"It was like something out of a horror movie – it was pretty rough," Padilla said.

She said a crew came out to spray her apartment and patch the hole but said she was told someone would be back a week later to remove the nest because the job was too dangerous to remove that day.

But Padilla said she was told it was fine for her to stay there.      

"I mean if it's too deadly for them to remove, I feel like it's not safe for me either," Padilla said. "I'm very frustrated with that and they said there was no way for them to remove it any sooner."

Unhappy with the response, Padilla contacted TV5 to get some answers. TV5 called management to ask the tough questions and within hours they responded saying the live nest would be gone first thing Wednesday. But as of 1:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Padilla said nothing has changed and forwarded us a message from management.

The message said an extermination company would be out to her apartment to assess the situation, but not to remove the nest.

"I spoke with a couple of other companies about the matter and they said something like, that should have been removed the same day and they could have whoever come out with suits," Padilla said.

After the infestation, Padilla said she's not sure she wants to ever return to the apartment.

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