IBROX residents are claiming to have woken up with mice in their bed after a huge infestation.

A block of flats at Copland Quadrant is allegedly “overrun” with vermin leaving tenants terrified.

Members of union Living Rent are now demanding action and held a demonstration outside Wheatley Homes HQ in Glasgow city centre on Friday, April 12.

They claim the mice are accessing their homes because of holes in flooring, walls and kitchen units.

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Residents argue that housing association Wheatley Homes has not appropriately dealt with complaints.

However, the Wheatley Group insists it is “continuing to do everything it can” and is working with residents on the issues.

Resident Thomas Burns said: “I have been dealing with mice since the first day I moved into the flat four months ago. I have even been woken up in the night with a mouse scratching at my legs.

“I am struggling to sleep at night for fear of being woken up with more mice in my bed which has had an impact on my physical and mental health.

“I feel embarrassed to invite my friends and family around because I never know when the mice will pop out and make an appearance.

“I have resorted to storing my plates, cups and cutlery in the fridge as it seems like one of the only places these mice can’t gain access to. My medicine is also now stored in my microwave.

“I have reported this to Wheatley Homes numerous times and they have yet to deal with the issue properly.

“I have had housing officers and other workmen come out to have a look but no action has been taken to deal with the issue.

“They have offered me new accommodation but I won’t let them move someone else in to a mice-infested flat like they did with me.”

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Lorna Caldwell, a mother of kids with special needs, said: “My stress levels are out of control due to the fear of rats and mice living in my home. Our pet rabbit was killed by rats in the front garden.

“My daughter lives in fear each day, scared to go out the door. I am scared to clean out the rabbit hutch as I suspect the rats have made it their home. The feeling of disgust on a daily basis is challenging.”

Annie Craig said: “Wheatley has been claiming to be dealing with the issue but this is simply not the case.

“There has been constant misinformation and poor communication between them and their contractors City Building. They just keep passing the blame to each other with very little concern of the effects on us tenants.

“I have had my kitchen ripped out to check for holes in the walls and when it was reinstalled I have been left with exposed pipes and holes, which gives the mice easier access to my flat.

“I am at my wits' end and physically ill from the stress.”

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A Wheatley Homes Glasgow spokesperson said: “We’re continuing to do everything we can to help our tenants living in the flats.

“Glasgow City Council’s environment team is working with the tenants and also the homeowners affected to get these issues fixed. We’ve also called in a specialist contractor to help.

“Our repairs team has already been out to check our tenants’ homes for any small holes and to carry out any repairs.”