Lyn on 03/01/2009
We rented a studio apartment in this place (13707 Doty Ave, Hawthorne, CA) in 2008. I would wake up with "itchy rashes" in my right arm until such a point that my whole right arm was filled with these, got so itchy and the marks stayed for weeks. I asked my doctor about this and told me I might be allergic to something. One person who saw my arm told me to look for bugs. I noticed some bugs that I have not encountered before and doing research and comparing pictures, I found out that they were b
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edbugs. They have this strange smell when you squeeze them to death. I have also asked some of the neighbors and they told me that their apartment also have bedbugs. My husband told the apartment manager about the bugs (including roaches) in the apartment and the apartment manager told him at least we do not have rats there. I was so traumatized by the bites in my arm that I was not able to sleep at night. I put baking soda all over the side of our air mattress and would vacuum everyday. This did not solve the problem as I could not use pesticides because I have kids. We ended up leaving the place as the management will not do anything about these pests.