Update: Follow-up story ran on Jul. 30.
Owner can’t afford $10,000 extermination price tag
By Carl Lewis
Saturday Jul. 18, 2009
COCHRAN — It smells foul on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Really, really foul.
Walking down the street toward Victoria Jackson’s home, the musky stench gets even worse. Stepping inside, it grows almost unbearable.
“It’s a very, very bad odor,” the homeowner said.
It’s the scent of the droppings from what exterminators estimate are more than 1,000 bats that have made Jackson’s home their roosting spot.