There was a sprinkler flood on the sixth floor approximatly 2 months ago and there was a hoard of cockroaches. Fortunatly i have a cat and he likes the taste of cockroaches, however they never replaced the drywall after the flood, so i,m wondering if cockroaches are attracted to mould spores..????
Anonymous on 12/19/2012
Recently moved in and there is definitely cockroaches in the suites. Hopefully I won't encounter any bedbugs.
Anonymous on 12/07/2012
The Building is infested in Cockroaches and Bedbugs.
Anonymous on 12/01/2012
Lived here for a few months (first on the second floor and then moved up to the sixth floor).
Noticed some bugs (I suspect cockroaches) that crawled on the walls in the room on the second floor. After moving up to the sixth floor I was happy to find that there were no bugs crawling on the walls. Unfortunately, began to notice bed bug bites on myself and shortly after moved out.
It seemed like this place was a good deal for the neighborhood, but it definitely isn't worth the stress and nightm
I moved in at the beginning of February and started finding Bed Bugs and German Cockroaches right away. There weren't many that I saw though I was always on watch (saw and killed a couple of each per day). I sprayed on a small scale and started implementing IPM techniques (taped off, caulked or spray foamed areas where they might hide or enter the suite and then clear plastic bagged and boxed everything so that I can see all their movements and it's hard for them to move about).
manager sent Avon Pest Control to check and spray my room which seemed to help but didn't clear up the problem. The guy wasn't very thorough and seemed to miss spraying important areas that were suspect and which I had specifically mentioned to him. He had a lot of assumptions about where they wouldn't be which I've since disproved by finding them there (like in the overhead vent/fan in the bathroom).
Management informed me that others had come forward since my report. They reinstated room inspections and sent the exterminator around to several suites. The building smells much better now and, after it slowed down over the last couple of weeks, I have finally stopped finding any of the little vampires. The cockroaches stopped sooner since there was no food here for them.
Absolutely terrible. One of the worst infestations I have seen.
Anonymous on 09/05/2011
I moved in to the Lotus May 15... just shortly after the building had come under new ownership/management. All the suites have been renovated and look quite nice and clean, and I will say that the management really does seem to be making an effort to clean the place up. But I started to see a lot of cockroaches after a couple months, and by August I found a bed bug on my mattress and eggs..
The manager said he would spray the suite but also started to ask me a lot of questions about "how they
got there" and was clearly implying that the cockroaches and bed bugs were my fault.
I didn't appreciate this but also didn't really care as I was getting
out of there anyways. For the record, the last place I lived in I stayed for over a year and there were never any bug issues. There is no way I brought them with me.
So heads up - The place still has issues. I was on the 6th floor, apartment #660.
Entire building is infested w/Bed Bugs but you can defeat them by simply wrapping your mattress up in plastic, using a metal bedframe, and putting dbl-sided sticky tape on the bottom to prevent crawlies from coming up.
Management sprays twice per month for bugs.
Anonymous on 08/08/2008
Bedbug problems for years (I lived there for two). Three seperate floors that I know of (i only knew people on three of the floors.) I think the problem is due to the large number of rooms, and some people denying extermination for whatever reason.