The White House appears to have a serious infestation problem

The White House appears to have a serious infestation problem

The exterior view of the north side of the White House.

NBC 4 Washington, which obtained the hundreds of work orders, reports that there have been a number of requests to deal with vermin in the White House, including mice in the situation room and the White House Navy mess food service area.

Elsewhere, the press lobby kitchen was reported to have been infested with cockroaches and ants, while ants were also spotted in the chief of staff's office.

The White House has a rat problem - literally.

White House officials made hundreds of requests for repairs, equipment and pest control in 2017, the paperwork reveals.

And workmen were dispatched to replace a broken toilet seat in the president's private bathroom near the Oval Office shortly after Donald Trump took office.

Ten arrests over auto bomb murder of Maltese journalist
In response, Frans Timmermans, vice-president of the commission, urged the authorities to leave "no stone unturned" in the case. A court hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, when the police can officially file charges and the suspects can enter a plea.

Former press secretary Sean Spicer requested new furniture and pictures for his office while Vice-President Mike Pence requested federal maintenance workers to refinish the legs of two "Martha Washington chairs".

A request was made to fix a door release button in the Situation Room while one was made for new curtains in the first lady's second-floor West Wing office.

Water leaks were reported in multiple locations, including the ceiling of the legislative affairs office in the building's East Wing, and in the women's washroom near the Roosevelt Room in the West Wing.

'They are old buildings, ' Miller said. "Any of us who have old houses know old houses need a lot of work".

"It's an enormous job" to maintain the presidential mansion, according to former General Services Administration inspector Brian Miller.

Agency records state that the GSA spends as much as $100,000 a year in maintenance costs for White House repairs, based on an estimate of $2.13 per square foot in annual maintenance costs for GSA buildings in Washington DC.

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