From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2011 09:17 AM
Cc: 'duffen', 'Sal Goldman'
Subject: urgent issue !!!!! from James Ostrowski
Hello Amy Yoder with Water Tower Reality
-When we first met after the bug people arrived and went , when the bald man well built exterminator who took my can of Raid from me - came in he said to me.... one of the very first questions was
ANY PROBLEMS? and that was followed immediately with " any bed bugs" , roaches etc...
but his first words were BED BUGS.
well I said no for it was true in my whole tenancy here at 6654 I have never had an issue - mice, silverfish and spiders- that was the gamete for me.
Last week when I came home at mid day at or around 3pm- the whole hallway smelled of a biochemical vapor and the common area retained this very strong smell for a day or so and then it dissipated.
AS of last night , 07 29 2011- I am coughing up dark yellow thick Phelem and I am bitten beyond belief.
It is proven that respiratory issues arise and when a building has a bed bug issue , and the use of chemical treatment is applied - often more than one chemical at the same time, I under stand this type of a problem is now an epidemic in Chicago and very hard to contain. - when the chemicals are used the bugs go else where as stated from research that I did last night on the net- - I am cleaning up the area around my bed immediately, however I have never had this issue and after connecting the dots, it is clear that this issue is related to that smell , if indeed the hallways were fumigated - the carpet is filthy, smells and torn ( threadbare) and rotten in areas - therefore it presents a trip hazard. as stated in my list of repairs submitted to Fl mgt inc- many years ago.
I pray that this issue is brought under control as fast as your men can work.
I am waiting for the email or call about the other issues we spoke about and sent on to you via email last week - and to see if your man is seeing me on Monday- and now we have this new issue ...good lord.
So I am waiting for a call or letter -with baited breath.
Amy please call me when you get this email , a copy of this communication will be sent by US post as well with a doctors note to add to your file on me. additional copies of this communication will be forwarded to to the parties mentioned in this letter and as well as my legal counsel for I will now incur a doctors fee on two accounts the bites and rash and the breathing issue - if the rash and breathing/ coughing up thick phlegm presents past 9pm tonight ( July 30th 2011) I will go to the ER at North Western Memorial Hospital ( NMH ) on St Clair off Michigan ave. Please note- I have been up all night and it is now 9:01 am on Saturday July 30 2011, I have been awake since the time of 7:30am to now, over 24 hours and I am exhausted - clothes and bedding are in the wash and im making apts with my 2 doctors actually, im seeking Dr Jenny lee for the respiratory issue today on a emergency basis, please add this correspondence to your records for James Ostrowski at 6654 n ashland , apartment 2 south Chicago Illinois 60626-4115- and it appears that would be my home.
My bed is infested with the mites and my legs and arms, chest , neck and belly have welts and I have a rash over
60% of my body , at this time I am making an apportionment(s) to go to the dermatology center at North western where my dermatologist is by the Name of Dr Beriva is - who I have seen for 10 years for other issues.
This is your notice that the building as I am sure you are aware is infested, and I have reached the department of health and the ITU along with the Department of building inspections for the city of Chicago under the direction of
how do you get rid of bed bugs?
Answer: At this time we are not very good at curing bed bug problems. There is no pesticide or application method that works 100 percent of the time. Depending on the clutter that may exist in each apartment, treatment can have variable success. Bed bugs are very tough and the more clutter there is, the easier it is for bed bugs to hide away from the treatment. Sanitation efforts on the part of the resident may need to be extreme to get good bed bug control. So bed bug management requires just as much cooperation from the occupants as from the management and pest control company.
Actual treatment requires patience and persistence. Treatment usually requires multiple products being applied at least 3 times at 2 week intervals.
So, bottom line: treating an entire building will require all tenants and management to join in a cooperative, ongoing to inspect for bed bugs on a regular basis and keep sanitation levels high so that bed bugs problems do not get established.