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Bats invade woman's apartment, forcing her to leave

A Jackson resident says bats keep entering her apartment. Source: WLBT A Jackson resident says bats keep entering her apartment. Source: WLBT
Bats enter this woman's apartment through the vents. Source: WLBT Bats enter this woman's apartment through the vents. Source: WLBT
Sykes Manor Apartments. Source: WLBT Sykes Manor Apartments. Source: WLBT
A Jackson resident says bats keep entering her apartment. Source: WLBT A Jackson resident says bats keep entering her apartment. Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

What's inside one south Jackson woman's apartment is literally driving her...batty.

Bats have basically driven LaDonna Robinson from her home. She says they are entering her apartment, and for months she's lived in terror.  

"This is one of them that I got out of my apartment right here," said Robinson, pointing to a dead bat at her doorway.

The Jackson resident is talking about a bat that she says invaded her home at Sykes Park Manor.

For more than two months she's lived in fear, only entering to prepare meals. Robinson is now staying with a friend.

"They bite at you, open their mouth to bite you and start coming toward you, flying toward you," said Robinson. "So you can't do nothing but run from them."

The 33-year-old said she killed two bats Monday and since the weekend, she's fought off several.

"This is the place right here where they're coming in at, through this vent right here," said Robinson, while removing plastic bags taped over the vent of her a/c and heating unit.

She has also used cardboard and stacked heavy items on top of her stove where she explains the bats enter through a hole.

"I have reported it to management and the only thing she did was have pest control to come in there," Robinson reported. "She informed me that she was scared of them and the pest control came in and got the bats out of the apartment, other than that, nothing and they come right back in there".

According to the Mississippi State Department of Health, bats are the most common rabies risk to humans.

Officials recommend that you do not handle live bats or bats that seem to be dead.

If you have a bat in your home, leave the room and close the door behind you. Do not release it.

Any person that may have had contact with a live or dead bat should be tested for rabies.

"It's horrible and no one wants to live like that, and I don't," added the frustrated mother.

A request for comment from Sykes Park Manor management was referred to B and B Management Group, which has not responded.

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