I moved out in 2008, forfeiting my damage deposit due to this. As far as I'm concerned this building is extremely poorly managed and they deny/lie about the problem. This has been going on for years at this place.
Anonymous on 03/04/2011
The first and the fourth floors are infested with bed bugs. Some of the tenants moved out but left their furniture behind them due to the large scale infestation.
Thanks to the owner of this site and those who contributed previously in order to keep people informed.
John on 03/02/2011
Cathedral Court, Edmonton.
I believe the person who wrote the post below works for the owner. Therefore, no wonder the note is on the positive side.
The truth is that the building is infested with bed bugs as of today and the bed bugs keep moving from a floor to a floor. Unfortunately only few units are treated once in a while mainly due to the nagging tenants. The actions are taken late (after the bugs have spread to different floor/units). We were told that this issue has been going on for a
t least a year. I was bitten many times and it was very expensive and time consuming for me to go through the treatment process. Unfortunately the owner doesn’t provide any compensation.
Owner/management don’t want to spend the money in order to truly clean the building from bed bugs because it’s obviously expensive. It seems that the management/owner don’t care because unfortunately it’s easy for them to find new tenants when people leave. The building is located in downtown Edmonton and there is a demand.
When tenants ask if there are begs in the building they are told no. Even people who were bitten will ask management if there are bed bugs and there are told no. It’s not till the tenants see them in large quantity and threaten to move out or hold the rent is when they react. Management first reaction is that the tenant transmitted them to the unit. Prospective tenants who ask if there are bed bugs in the building are told no by the management... even to those prospective tenants who had bed bugs at their old place and wanted to make sure they are moving to a bed bug free one. People who decide to leave are even asked not to tell why they left
The bed bug problem was in the building,and my apartment, but after following the steps that were required by the exterminator company, we are now bug free, yes it was awefully inconvienient, but in this global world where people travel on a daily basis, this was bound to happen, if you are on this site, then you know that they are EVERYWHERE, not just in your little suite.So demands to withhold your rent are rediculous, the landlord did not plant these creatures, one of us brought them in, and
shared them with all infected. The management company has spent i'm sure thousands of dollars on us tenants to rid us of this infestation. Be grateful they care, I am.
This comment is for everyone posting their comments about bed bugs here. Just to pass on a bit of information that I have come to discover myself. This may not apply to everyone here, but may strike some consideration for others.
I found this website, because not too long ago I was convinced that I had a bed bug problem in my building downtown that I live in, I was constantly waking up with little red bites all over my body, some days worse than others. So I sacraficed my sleep for days and
I'd go to bed with a flashlight to catch the little buggers in action. Apparently they come out to bite mostly in the dark, once the bed is warm from your body heat and especially if you're sleeping still and not moving around a lot.
But after my investigations, and a thorough mattress search, I came up with nothing. But turns out there is something else that can cause the same agravation as those little bed bugs do.
If you live in a building in this area that allows pets and perhaps own a pet like I do; then there could be a chance that the little bites you have are flea bites. Chances are even higher if you sleep with your pet. They crawl off your pet to bite and crawl back on to your pet and worse, lay eggs on your pet that will hatch if not treated. They have a somewhat short life span but multiply quickly.
Fleas and bed bugs are somewhat simular in size and looks by the naked eye and will leave the same looking bite marks. Unfortunately washing bed sheets, vacuming, and using bug sprays alone will not the way to get rid of fleas. Pets must be treated for fleas and other steps taken to remove them from your home. Medications, creams, sprays, collars and other devices are out there to kill fleas and treat your pet. As far as I know human can be bitten by fleas but not treated for fleas, but I'm not 100% sure about that. Because fleas live and travel simular to lice but look much different. Of course vacuming and washing items will help but only if your pet(s) is/are treated. If you don't have a pet, but live in a "pet building" chances are you may have bed bugs, but there is still a slim chance that it could be fleas (they do travel) and could be affecting you.
It's good to check your pet for fleas or flea bites- which will help you figure out if you have bed bugs or not. You can also check with your with your vet just in case if you are not sure.
Third spray and I seem to still get bite. I am not even sleeping in my bed. Will this ever end? I am so itchy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous on 10/02/2010
I am concerned for the elderly in this apartment. They are refusing entry for the fumigator to spray their suite. I talked to one elderly. She explained to me that she can not possibly complete the steps that are needed to prep the suite.
She does not have any family to support here. I suggested she get in contact with the seniors association for support.
We need to advocate for the seniors in this building and all other buildings. The Government needs to step up and get involved with t
he bed bug craze. There should be something in place for the seniors.
Cathedral Court is infested with bed bugs. The owner will not listen to the tenants complaining about the job that the fumigator is doing. The manager of the building is renting to new tenants and lying about the building not having bed bugs.
The health board has been called. They came out to the building but there is nothing can be done because the owner is spraying. We have been fighting with bed bugs since may.