Melania’s Christmas decorations aren’t the only terrifying thing going on at the White House.
But even as the White House Starts to look more and more like something out of a horror film, it’s not as scary as the swarm of pests that has apparently invaded 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
According to NBC Washington, mice, cockroaches, and ants have been running rampant through the estate. Hundreds of White House work orders show the president’s administration made a host of requests to fight the infestation, along with asking for some more basic repairs.
Mice cropped up in the Situation Room and the Navy Mess kitchen, which might help explain Donald Trump’s decision to opt for Mickey D’s instead of a White House meal. Officials reported at least four cockroach infestations on the White House grounds and asked maintenance workers to wipe out a colony of ants that had settled in the chief of staff’s office.
The maintenance crew reportedly got to work setting mouse traps outside of Vice President Mike Pence’s office and in the West Wing’s basement. According to the New York Daily News, a follow-up request asked the White House’s landscape crew “to check all the traps in the West Wing… because they’re smelling something funky or dead mouse.”
Maybe the President was onto something when he reportedly blamed Obama and called the White House “a real dump” last summer, or maybe the creepy crawlies are just another element of Melania’s plan to Make Christmas Goth Again, VICE reports.