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Now You See It: FL couple says home is infested with snakes

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PUNTA GORDA, FL (WFTX) - A Florida family says the home they're renting is infested with snakes, and nothing the landlord does seems to work.

Alissia Scott, her fiancee Raymond Hisler and their young son Bentley have shared their home with the unwanted intruders, 48 of them, for three months now.

"I'm fed up with it now," said Scott. 

"We shouldn't have to live with snakes in our house," said Hisler.

Scott says the snakes scare them and are making them crazy. While the snakes aren't venomous, they're vicious and a big hassle for the family.

"Our two-year-old is terrified of them, and we've only found one or two in his bedroom, so far. Thank god," Hisler says.

The couple is renting the home from Barnes and Phillips Real Estate. The company has sent pest control out three times. The first time, they only checked outside.

"They're not outside. They're inside. They told us that there was no way they could get in and the pest control guy left. He literally didn't look around inside," Scott says.

Finally, on their third visit, the exterminators laid traps inside the home. Scott says they are still finding snakes. She says the realtors gave them some strange advice.

"They're telling us that we just need to let the snakes run their course. It's just not acceptable. We can't do that. We can't live like that," said Scott.

In a statement, the owner of Barnes and Phillips Real Estate said they're doing everything they can about the snakes and don't have anything else to say, but Scott and Hisler are feeling the squeeze of these constricting critters.

"It's devastating, because we - I mean, like we said - we come home, and the first thing we do is snake checks."

"We can't do it no more."

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