Started getting bitten about a week ago. Called the office on Thursday morning and they had the pest control come Friday afternoon, after I'd had time to do all of the prep work (washing/drying/bagging) all of our clothes, etc. Spent $450 on bags, mattress/box spring covers, steamer, plastic sealing bags for the temporary 2 week period when all of our stuff will be bagged up. Exterminator came today and was very pleasant. Treated the apartment and answered all of my questions.
the building 3333 broadway is infected with bed bugs and nobody is doing anything. my apartment got the bed bugs from the next door neighbor and he must have gotten it from the little closet in the buildings hallway. i have no idea what to do because im low income and they have already tryed to exterminate and said they will come back in two weeks which was two months ago and they never re-visited my apartment since. im just fed up and tired of complaining and the office did tell my mom that thi
s building is extremley infested and there are people scared to come forward with the problem. they are suffering in silence because of the embarrasement of these infectation. my daughters arms and legs are covered in bites and im scared to take her to a doctor appointment thinking ACS will be called. i did all i could and now i have nothing to do but suffer.
I currently live in this building and have been experiencing bed bugs for about 5 months now. At first the bites were infrequent and happened once every few days. I thought it was an allergy to the new mattress that I bought and foolishly threw out the mattress. But after purchasing another mattress I realized that it was an insect infestation. For 5 months I didn't see any bugs and though I'd read about bed bugs I didn't notice any of the telltale signs (fecal matter, smells, scurrying insects,
etc.). I did see a spot of dried blood a few times but didn't know that indicated the presence bed bugs. With the lack of evidence I was convinced it was bird mites from the large number of pigeons in the area. However, a few days ago I saw my first tiny perpetrator. An adult female bed bug stuffed with my blood sitting on the sheets! I grabbed some tissue and nabbed it quickly and dropped it all in a ziplock bag. Now I'm just waiting for the exterminator to come tomorrow to spray. Hopefully, they'll treat the apartment a few times to make sure the pests have been eliminated.
I lived in this building from September to December of 2007. Every room in the apartment was infested with bed bugs and it resulted in hundreds of dollars worth of furniture being thrown away. The owner's were relatively receptive, slowly getting an exterminator in for us, but they did barely anything and the bugs stayed. Somehow we were able to keep from bringing them into our new homes. There were also roaches everywhere. I don't know if these problems have been fixed, but I definitely re