NotForMe on 01/12/2012
There are no bedbugs that I've ever heard of so no worries there, but there are definitely other things. We've had a very noticeable infestation of firebrats since we moved in over a year ago--on our counters, in the sink, bathtub, in our bedroom, in our pots and pans. Sometimes if I'm lucky, I find them crawling on me. We saw them the first day we moved in and I had no idea what they were. We also developed a flea problem a few months ago, likely from one of the outdoor cats in the building. Th
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ey left their mark on me several times. More recently we've noticed silverfish.
We approached the landlord with this information. He was quick to blame it all on us. I could have escalated the issue with the Residential Tenancy branch as I was assured by them that it is the landlord's responsibility to handle pest infestations, but I was too busy and stressed at the time to deal with it. We bought a $30 can of spray from the vet that seems to have worked for now. When they do come out, they die pretty quickly. We've found a new place--pest-free--and are in the process of moving out.