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Neighbors living near a Tifton home infested with thousands of bats say they are still waiting for something to be done about the problem.

Annie Sumner lives right beside the home. She says she's fed up with the bats, whose number goes up every year, as her quality of life goes down.

Sumner rarely goes outside because the smell is so strong, and every night she watches thousands of bats fly out of the chimney to feed.

The mayor says the bat house is out of the city's control, and it's up to the bank that owns the home to decide what to do about it.

"I'd like to see it condemned and torn down cleaned up," said Sumner. "Then your life could return to normal, oh yes I could go outside and enjoy life."

The house is in foreclosure and is unfit to live in. We made several calls, but got no response on where officials stand with the bat removal process.

 

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