A woman claimed her apartment complex has been infested with scorpions since she moved in six months ago, but management has done little to investigate the problem.
Kayla Balodis moved into an apartment complex in Mesa, Arizona, with her fiance and their two children six months ago.
When she first viewed the apartment, she noticed that there were scorpions but management said it was just because the place had been vacated for so long, ABC 15 reported.
The scorpions never went away and Balodis is concerned about the number that will appear as the months get warmer.
Kayla Balodis (right) moved into her Mesa, Arizona, apartment six months ago with her fiance, Jonathan, (left) and their two children. She said she has since found many scorpions
The mother-of-two reported the scorpions to management but they have brushed off her complaints. She then took it upon herself to show them how many scorpions she could find
‘It’s like a nightmare; we’re living in a nightmare,’ Balodis said. ‘This place is basically infested. It’s not just one or two. They’re everywhere.’
Balodis reported the infestation to the front office of her complex, the Lakeview at Superstition Spring, but she said that no one took it seriously.
The scorpions went away during the Arizona winter, but they are coming back in full force as the temperatures get warmer.
On Saturday night, Balodis went outside with her fiance, Jonathan, to collect scorpions around the complex.
They searched for only 20 to 30 minutes and were easily able to capture an estimated 40 scorpions that were climbing along the side of the building, on the roof, and at the base of trees.
The family noticed a decrease in scorpions during the winter. But as the temperatures gets warmer, they are starting to notice the insects more and more
The Balodis family moved into the Lakeview at Superstition Spring apartment complex (pictured) six months ago and have noticed scorpions outside and inside since
She posted the video on Facebook in hopes that it would catch the attention of her complex to actually solve the problem.
The video has since been viewed more than 15,000 times as of Monday afternoon.
The family has also found many scorpions inside their apartment because of the number that surround the complex.
After the story was first reported, Balodis said she received an email from the front office saying they were contacting pest control.
But she is concerned the problem won’t be handled and that her children could be in danger.