Sept 1 2007, I moved in to 1144 Commonwealth Ave, apt 10, with my roommate. Already in November we found the first signs of bedbugs infestation. We contacted the landlord who gave us a very poor information about how to prepare the apartment for the treatment. We did our best and moved out during that week of treatment. The landlord did not provide any temporary housing or storage space for belongings as well as compensation for eventual costs, even if they are obliged to do so according to Publ
ic Health Department (As you move out from a bedbugs infested apartment, all your belongings including fabrics, cd, books etc, pretty much everything has to be cleaned and washed. And no friend will be nice enough to let you put your belongings that might contain bedbugs eggs in their apartment and risk to get infested themselves). After a week of calling the landlord to follow up the treatment and date for moving back, they told me they didn't know anything about how the treatment went. They said they only called the exterminator to schedule the appointment for treatment of bedbugs, but whether or not they have done anything, they wouldn't know. We went back to the apartment, found a note from the exterminator, that said absolutely nothing on it except that they have been here. So we assumed that they have treated the walls and the furniture and moved back in. 6 month later, we found bed bugs in our apartment again. This time we even saw the bugs crawling on our bed. The feeling of disgust was indescribable. We decided to move out from this apartment for good. And again, no compensation was provided by the landlord. Later on, we noticed that bedbugs infested old mattresses and furniture tossed in the dumpsters were picked up by your own neighbors! And also, at the same time as we moved out from our apartment, our next door neighbor was moving out as well, a month earlier than the contract. And during their move they had their belongings packed in big black trash bags and their old mattresses were in the hallway which later on got tossed in the dumpster together with ours. Clearly, the whole building is infested! The bedbugs that got chased away from one apartment move to the next door and the circle goes on. People that dealt with bedbug infestations don't know what kind of nightmare it is. Just google bedbugs and you will find tons of horrible stories told by people that have experienced this. So my take home message to you is: Don't EVER live in Allston and always be careful when you travel!