Mother Shows Picture Of Son Covered By Flies To Get Housing Association To React

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A Mother who’s had it with the infestation of flies in her family home has shared pictures of the swarm to prompt action from the housing association who run the property.

Jamieleigh Dale, 19, even showed a picture of her three-year-old son asleep with flies around his mouth and eyes.

The Mother claims that he chokes himself awake as the flies land in his mouth.

She says she has lived in the house for 10 months, and that the fly problem has only got worse during the summer months. Jamieleigh, of Warrington, Lancashire, said: “I couldn’t believe it when I saw the flies crawl out of my child’s mouth. It’s disgusting. 

“Some nights he wakes up choking so I spend nights sat up with him paranoid that I will not hear him. Stephen has asthma and fly spray makes it worst. And he has been off school for the last three weeks with sickness and diarrhoea.”

Despite complaints, ever since the family moved into the social housing property in October, the problem has continued to progressively get worse.

“It’s terrible,” Jamieleigh added. “You got out for half-an-hour then come back to fly poo everywhere. It drives you absolutely nuts. Every time you sit down there are 10 flies on your arms and legs. If the kids are eating, they are crawling all over their dinner and swimming in their drinks. They are crawling all over you while you lie in bed at night. My kids’ health is being affected by this – they are waking up eight to nine times a night.”

The properties on Warrington’s Edgewater Park had a similar problem in high fly numbers last summer and eventually, both the council and the Environment Agency stepped in to investigate, however, the problem remains.

Andrea Howarth, director of housing at Plus Dane, the company behind the properties, said: “We are aware of the issues faced by our tenants again this summer and are equally concerned about how the matter can be resolved. A number of actions have already been taken by relevant parties but they do not seem to have resolved the problem. We are continuing to work to push for further action that will see the issue resolved for our tenants and will keep them fully informed as to what is being proposed to resolve the matter.”

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