Unkempt home causing health concerns among Cape residents

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CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Some people in Lee County say one home is a health threat to the community.

Neighbors say the overgrown vegetation and stagnant water is attracting an unbearable amount of bugs.

Overgrown grass, trees and weeds have taken over a home along SW 14th Terrace. Neighbors say the overgrown vegetation has been a problem for months, but for people like Edwin Gonzalez, who lives next door, it’s the mosquitoes the home attracts that worries him most.

“I have a little 3-year-old baby, and she’s all bitten by mosquitoes,” said Gonzalez. “We can’t enjoy the outside because of the mosquitoes.”

Neighbors say rarely do they catch someone going inside the home. WINK News knocked on the door, but no one answered.

The City of Cape Coral says the home is no stranger to violating code. Since 2013, the home had four prior code cases.

Cape Coral will mail out a code hearing notice to the homeowner next week.

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