According to reports obtained by NBC 4 Washington, The White House is plagued with cockroaches, mice and ants. NBC obtained work orders and building maintenance files that have revealed there are multiple rodent and bug infestations around the premises.
The work orders, which all came from the past two years, included multiple requests for mouse traps and bug lights — including one for the office of top Trump aide Kellyanne Conway — and an order to exterminate “cockroaches in the dining room.”
Cockroach infestations were found in at least four parts of Donald Trump’s official residence, while a colony of ants were living in Chief of Staff John Kelly’s office. Mice were also discovered to be living in the Situation Room and the White House Navy mess food area.
General Brian Miller, a former General Services Administration (GSA) inspector, told NBC maintaining the White House was an “enormous job”.
“GSA hires contractors and subcontractors for the work. Then the agency must watch over the contractors.”
He added: “They are old buildings. Any of us who have old houses know old houses need a lot of work.”