Sleepless in Bed Bug Land on 02/14/2011
I recently to this location. After a few days I met one of my neighbors and she mentioned that they had a problem with bed bugs last year. Two weeks passed and I noticed my first live bed bug on the wall. I then started seeing a few dead ones here and there. I went ahead today and bought bed bug protectors for my mattress, box-spring and pillows. I am not sure what to do with my couch yet. I also bought Rest Easy Bed Bug Spray and after spraying down all of the corners, baseboards and arou
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nd the bed it seems to have made the problem worse. For now they seem to be attracted to the scent of my fear. I was just bitten while wearing my slippers and saw a lot of blood in my shoe with my mini vampire still attacthed to the fabric. I am unable to sleep and am freaking out. I have never had a problem with bed bugs before. I was at my last apartment for four years. I need my sleep!!!
I informed the apartment manager on Saturday and she said they will send the exterminator out today and will later bomb the apartment themselves. I never would have moved here if I had prior knowledge of this problem. I want to move but don't want to infest another place. Plus, I am scared to have anyone over and am petrified to spend the night at a friend's place.
I want to contact the LA Housing authority to have a proper inspection and want to know more about my legal rights as a tenant.
Angi on 08/18/2010
I'm not sure if I brought them from Vegas or it was a coincidence that they were in the building. This started in December. My landlord finally got an exterminater in January and they did come for around 6 months. I thought we had gotten rid of them by June. Well I have them again.(All that hard work!).
So I don't know what to do now????