Blight Beat: Ypsilanti Township home infested with bugs, rodents to be clean soon
The cleanup process has begun on an Ypsilanti Township home that neighbors say has become an insect and rodent sanctuary.
The house, at 1269 Lester Street, has been vacant for over a year. The family living in the home abruptly moved out and left their belongings behind.
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The house also is infested with mold and is littered with the family’s belongings that were left behind.
The house is owned by Bank of America. Representatives of a company hired to clear and maintain the property told township officials they were planning to remove all the debris from the home and secure it but wanted to have the home exterminated before working there.
“It sounds as though they are trying to take it seriously, but the crew decided the wiser thing was to exterminate the place first,” said Ron Fulton, the township's building director. “If they continue that kind of cooperation, it will probably mean we won't go forward in court.”
Fulton said he hopes to see the property cleaned and cleared within the next week.