Anonymous on 07/12/2010
THE MANAGEMENT COMPANY AND LANDLORD HAS BEEN VERY QUICK IN RESPONDING TO THE PROBLEM AND HAS HAD THE EXTERMINATOR AT THE BUILDING MANY TIMES SINCE THE FIRST REPORT WAS MADE IN APRIL AND MAY. NO ONE HAS COMPLAINED FOR WEEKS NOW, AND WE FELL LUCKY THAT SUCH AN EXTENSIVE JOB AT CLEANING THEM UP HAS TAKEN PLACE.
WE REALIZE THAT THIS HAS BEEN A PROBLEM AT MANY RESIDENTIAL APARTMENT BUILDINGS, AND THAT BED BUGS CAN BE CARRIED INTO AN APARTMENT BUILDING BY ANYONE ON A SUITCASE, BOTTOM OF A SHOE, MO
VE IN BOXES. THE BEST REMEDY IS TO ACT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE AND CALL AN EXTERMINATOR SERVICE THAT KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT TO DO FOR BED BUGS, SO THE BUGS DON'T SPREAD TO OTHER APARTMENTS.
WE FOUD OUT THAT IT IS A MYTH THAT ALL THE FURNITURE, INCLUDING THE MATTRESS HAS TO BE THROWN OUT. IN FACT IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED TO THROW OUT THE MATTRESS. CLOTHES SHOULD BE WASHED IN HOT WATER.
Anonymous on 06/08/2010
Landlords and exterminators are aware of the situation and working to correct problem across affected units.
Helen on 05/24/2010
On May 15, 2010, I discovered welts on my back. Typically, bed bugs bite in threes, in a row. So, when I did research online, I knew I had them. My back looked like a warzone.
I also agree with the other tenant who posted a complaint about this. I saw a posting on the door of the building probably about three weeks before I discovered that my apartment was infested. It said something to the effect that bedbugs are a serious issue and it should not be neglected.
I am very concerned a
bout this and realize that the majority of my clothes have been subjected to the bed bugs as well.
The management has done exterminating but will not assist in the cost of having the clothes professionally dry cleaned, thus far.
AP on 05/21/2010
I've lived at this location, happily, for over a year. Great building. Within the last three weeks, that feeling has gradually turned to a nightmare.
After an anonymous note was posted on our building's front door a few weeks ago, saying "Beware of Bedbugs!", I became very vigilant for the pests.
Within the last week I've had a few bites and captured a live bedbug (rare thing to be able to do). However, my poor neighbor has been practically eaten alive. Neither of us know who posted that
note, so we presume that a third tenant is affected as well.
Management was alerted to the problem, responded, and sent someone by to spray. I have a feeling that the problem will require much more intense attention, but the situation is very fluid right now.