We've lived here for four years and have had bedbugs on and off since we moved in. We haven't had problems with the landlord, they get someone to spray right away which takes care of it. But the problem is the other units in this building that are invested and aren't being sprayed. Even if you take care of your apartment and get rid of them they crawl up from other apartments.To control it we average two sprayings a year. It's a huge pain and I don't know why the landlord doesn't require th
e other apartments to be sprayed, I guess the other tenants aren't complaining. We will be moving at the end of our lease.
PS--we also had to harass landlord to take care of the bugs, and I consulted an attorney at one point and was very close to initiating a law suit against the landlord for damages and moving costs. Looking back, i wish I had.
Anonymous on 09/01/2010
found bed bugs in the late winter/early Spring of 2008. By the time I noticed the bugs my mattress, box-spring and sheets were covered with hundreds of bed bugs. They appeared to be going into the floor-boards, as the floors were old and cracked--providing plenty of places for the bugs (and their eggs) to hide. I threw the infested bed-set, sheets, carpet, ect. away and used a different mattress, but the bugs kept coming! I woke up most mornings covered in bites. The bugs eventually moved into
my living room and attacked my spare mattress, couch, desk and carpets. The landlord sent over an exterminator who did a poor job spraying some substance around that was supposed to kill the bugs once they stepped on said substance (this substance was "sharp" for the bugs and was supposed to stab them), yet I would look on the floor and see hundreds of bugs crawling around on and in this substance without dying. (This stuff he sprayed made a huge mess, however; and my cat would eat it). After a few months of trying to control the problem to no avail, I moved out of the apartment. I also had to throw away ALL of my furniture (including dressers) and had to send all my clothes to the laundry mat in between being in this apartment and my new one, to avoid taking the bugs with me. Luckily, the bed bugs did not move with me to my new place. However, on my move-out day I saw them on the floor still. The bug problem cost me both time that I could not spare, and thousands of dollars that I also could not afford to spend. Unfortunately, upon speaking to neighbors in the building I learned the problem was not exclusive to my apartment.
In early September, 2007, my wife & I moved into this apartment. We'd never heard of bedbugs (we moved from CA), but had bites within the first week. Like so many folks, we thought the bites were from mosquitos or spiders. Only after a week did we begin to further research the issue. It turns out that the previous four tenants of our specific apartment all left because of Bedbugs, and half of the other tenants in the building continue to have bedbugs. The Landlord makes feeble attempts to "Fumig
ate," bringing in some local pest control agency to spray occasionally. Half of our belongings are still in boxes (boxes which we can't be sure to be free of bedbugs). This week, there will be another attempt at fumigation. If it fails, we plan to insist on having the owner pay for an agency of our choosing, or we will begin to pursue legal action.
Found them in December and have fought ever since. Landlord not quick to help out, have to harrass him. And he didn't believe us. I can understand, because it royally sucks. We had the exterminator in and he found 2. We though we had em beat and then 3 weeks after the 2nd treatment they bit my boyfriend again (I have not been bit). We believe they are in the floors. We also saw a lot of beautiful furniture outside of the next door building, and believe they have them too!