looking to move into the building, apt 14. are the bed bugs still there?
Anonymous on 06/28/2012
Less than a month after I moved into the apt. 3/11 I encountered bed bugs in 2 of the bedrooms. Contacted the owner and he said he was going to get an exterminator to come out. No one has come yet. The problem was never corrected and I had to throw away my kids bed and buy bed bug protectors for mine cause I couldn't afford to buy 2 sets of mattresses. This has been an ongoing problem and the owner is doing nothing about it.
Matt Brooks on 06/27/2012
I started receiving bed bug bites in November of 2011. I work with low income people and have a good deal of knowledge about housing law, so I informed the landlord of the building of my situation as soon as I was aware of the bedbugs.
The landlord promised to exterminate, but did not make good. After several phone calls/emails, he offered to send the superintendent (not a licensed exterminator) over to exterminate. The "chemicals" he was going to use were an over-the-counter spray treatment
that would be absolutely ineffective against bedbugs.
At this point I had been going back and forth with my landlord for a month and a half, and I was fed up. I contacted him via certified letter, return receipt requested and demanded that he exterminate. No response. I then called him and let him know that since NYC housing law states that a landlord has 30 days to exterminate bedbugs from the day they are first notified of the extermination. It had at this point been around 60 days since I notified him. I told him if the problem wasn't corrected within 60 days, that I would take him to court.
Within a week I had a professional exterminator come and exterminate. If anyone wants advice on how to get similar results, I live in apt. 15.
Don't come here they're everywhere. It so sad that this has to happen to people.
This Is A Warning on 04/10/2012
Well, it's now April 2012, and obviously there hasn't been any extermination since 2010 when the other tenant discovered their bed bug problem. They're still here. I would not recommend that you move into this building no matter how nice the apartment may seem. It would only be a matter of time before they'll come lurking. And it can be very costly.
boricua 13 on 09/21/2010
I move in the apt a year ago and 6 month on the lease I started to get bites in my body, I decided to look for bed bugs underneath my mattress to encounter one bed bug living under my wood slat...then my roomate started getting bites and he found 7 bed bugs on his bed frame that was fabric.