WATCH FOX 17 THIS MORNING LIVE!

WATCH FOX 17 THIS MORNING LIVE!

  • TUNE IN or STREAM NOW

    09/02/14 06:39:51 AM

    We are LIVE with the continued search for 17 escaped teen inmates which escaped custody from a Bordeaux facility. Police say these teens are considered dangerous and should not be approached. We'll have the latest updates along with your up-to-the minute weather & traffic conditions. click here for more

WZTV - Search Results

The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available.

Franklin Apartment Complex Brown Recluse Infestation; Former tenant/employee speaks--Mikayla Lewis

Stream WZTV Fox 17 Newscasts LIVE starting with Fox 17 This Morning at 5am and News at 9pm.
FRANKLIN, Tenn.-- A former employee and resident of Wyndchase Apartments reached out to Fox 17, after our story on the brown recluse infestation aired this week.

Brooke Tolzmann saw the story about Tom Baum and his family, dealing with the spiders and management.

Tolzmann and her husband, Mitch moved into Wyndchase in 2012 with their 15-month at the time. Tolzmann says she worked in the leasing office part-time in 2009 and lived in a different building. 

The Tolzmanns and Baums  say they were   welcomed to their new apartments with a brown recluse infestation and management finally offered to let them break their leases waiving any fees.

Brooke Tolzmann says, " They've been letting people break their leases for years because of the infestation and it's never been properly addressed."

Mitch Tolzmann says, "It seemed like their solution was those traps."

The Tolzmanns say they paid a monthly pest control fee and management only  sent an exterminator to treat their unit after insisting--just like the Baums.

The property required the tenants to catch a spider to prove it's a brown recluse, the couples said.

Fox 17 reached out to the property's legal department several times and we are still waiting for a reply.

Follow Mikayla Lewis on Twitter @MikaylaFox17.

.Follow us on Twitter @wztv_fox17 and LIKE us on Facebook for updates.