They Were Told They “Didn’t Have Enough Evidence” to Prove a Rodent Infestation, so They Hand Delivered the Evidence to the Building Manager!

Have you ever had a home pest infestation? This couple has!

They took to Reddit to tell their tale of malicious compliance against a landlord and maintenance guy who ignored their desperate need for professional pest control.

This is a great story.

A Furry Intruder

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It was a crisp autumn evening in 2019, just after the first frost had settled in.

OP (the original poster) and her husband had settled down in their cozy apartment when their cat, ever the vigilant hunter, proudly presented them with a mouse.

They snapped a picture of the furry intruder and promptly reported it to maintenance.

A Trap Was Set

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Maintenance arrived, inspecting the apartment for any signs of rodent activity.

Finding no evidence of mouse droppings, they set a trap and assured OP and her husband that they would take care of the issue.

But little did they know, this was just the beginning of a nightmare that would last for weeks.

Another Mouse!

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A few nights later, OP and her husband found another mouse in their apartment. And then, to their horror, the following night brought not one but two more mice.

It Was Fruitless

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The couple wasted no time in contacting maintenance again, who claimed to have found the source of the problem behind the stove and promptly patched it up.

But despite their efforts, the mice continued to invade the apartment.

Maintenance Downplayed the Problem

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With each passing day, the situation became increasingly more frustrating.

OP and her husband requested a professional exterminator to take care of the infestation, but maintenance refused, insisting that the issue was not as severe as the couple claimed.

Not Good Enough Evidence?

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The only evidence they had were the pictures they had taken of the sixteen mice their cat had caught over time.

It was clear that the landlord was reluctant to spend money on an exterminator and was in denial about the severity of the problem.

They Weren’t Going to Back Down

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But OP was not one to back down easily. She was determined to put an end to the mice infestation once and for all.

A Strange Idea

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One day, the maintenance guy came up with a ridiculous idea – to keep the next mouse they caught and personally deliver it to the main office, so they could “study it and determine its origin.”

OP and her husband, who were well-educated and knew better, couldn’t believe what they were hearing! It was obvious what the maintenance guy was doing.

Time for Some Malicious Compliance

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Nevertheless, they decided to take matters into their own hands and comply, but with a malicious twist!

A Sad Fate

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As fate would have it, a few nights later, they caught another mouse in their trap. This time, they kept it in a garbage can in the tub overnight.

Unfortunately, the little creature didn’t survive the ordeal.

So They Marched Down to See Their Landlord

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The next morning, OP and her husband bagged the deceased mouse and headed to the leasing building, where the apartment manager was already present, along with several families waiting to tour the complex.

They explained to the landlord about the now 17 mice they had encountered and how they were supposed to personally deliver each mouse to her, as per the maintenance guy’s request.

She Was Furious

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The apartment manager looked horrified as she listened to their story.

She grabbed her cell phone and stormed into a back room, where they could hear her screaming at the maintenance guy for his absurd suggestion!

He Couldn’t Resist Telling Telling the Potential Tenants

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In the meantime, OP and her husband took the opportunity to inform the potential tenants about the ongoing mouse infestation issues they had been facing.

She Finally Hired an Exterminator!

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After a few minutes, the apartment manager returned, tossing the deceased mouse in the garbage. She reluctantly agreed to hire a professional exterminator to inspect the entire building.

What a Surprise!

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The exterminator discovered hundreds of entry points that he promptly sealed up. Miraculously, that was the last mouse OP and his husband ever encountered in their apartment.

A Frustrating Situation

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OP and her husband were relieved that his landlord had finally resolved the issue, but they couldn’t help but feel frustrated by the entire situation.

They had reported the issue numerous times, but maintenance had not taken them seriously.

It wasn’t until they took matters into their own hands that the landlord finally agreed to take action.

A Mouse-Free House

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It was a classic case of malicious compliance – complying with a ridiculous request to expose the absurdity of the situation.

But it had worked, and the apartment was finally mouse-free.

They Won in the End

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Looking back, OP can’t help but feel a sense of satisfaction.

They had not only gotten rid of the mice, but they had also exposed the incompetence of the maintenance team and ensured that the apartment building was safe and clean for all its residents.

Redditors loved the story of this couple. One user said, “Nice that your cat is a natural mouser.”

“While they might have some instincts, if they haven’t been taught how to hunt by mom, they might not figure it out.”

What do you think about this story? Have you ever had any issues with your landlord?

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