Anonymous on 08/16/2010
My mother who has lived in this large corner building for several years encountered a problem of bedbug infestation the summer of 2009. she began getting bit by what we thought were mosquitos. Turned out to be bedbugs, mom had caught one. she has very bad reactions to the bites causing severe swelling and scaring. Landlord sent his exterminator, not a bedbug professional. who sprayed around,and threw out mattress. We had to dry clean everything and bag them, what a pain in the neck! Still bedbug
s came back. Now get this, (not that this is a surprise to me considering this landlords history), he refused to pay exterminator to return, so I paid him 250 bucks to return and then another 250 cause they were still coming back and guess what? she still has bedbugs! I have heard numerous tenants complaining. Landlord is telling them, they need to find exterminator and pay for themselves! I checked on line to see how much it would cost to hire a professional bedbug exterminator, the cost would be 1,500 hundred dollars! I cant afford that. And it wouldn't help if the rest of the units are infested . It's so fustrating. I feel so sorry for my mom who is in her late 70's and remains living in this awful building with such a stingy heartless landlord. Desperately trying to find a way to get her out of there pronto!