Known Bedbug infestations at this time include - Apts. 5C, 5D, 5E, 5F, 6C, 6D, 6E, 6F, 6M. Likely infestations - 6A & 6B(located between 6M & 6B). At risk - all the apartments immediately below and adjacent to the ones listed above on the 4th & 5th & 6th floors. 6M, where the problem originated, has had to deal with 3 or possibly 4 infestations. Landlord routinely disposes of infested furniture and mattresses on the street without wrapping them in plastic as is required. The landlord has ne
ver once alerted the tenants in the building to the existence of the problem, which has now been existing for over 2.5 years.
This landlord is notorious for refusing to do required repairs like maintaining windows and screens, painting, tiling, etc., even to the point of ignoring Court Orders. He also provides inadequate heat in the winter, and insists that tenants are responsible for their own repairs.
He has begun using professional exterminators for the bedbugs, but does not do so in a timely fashion, and has yet to take decisive action to eliminate the problem.
8 more apartments on the 5th & 6th floors are infected. The exterminator has been here 4 times, and the Super lies about it and says he knows nothing. Landlord has done nothing to inform unsuspecting tenants, and still has not figured out that all the apartments surrounding the infected units also need to be treated. Problem has now been existant for about 2.5 years because of the Landlord's refusal to nip it in the bud.
Anonymous on 03/03/2011
Looks like the bugs are back. There are unwrapped couches on the curb, and the vestibule, lobby, and elevators have all been scrubbed down with cedar. I don't know which apartment yet.
Joey G. on 02/16/2010
2/15/10 - Two more bug infested beds were put out today for pickup. Doesn't look like the problem has gone away yet.
Joey G. on 02/02/2010
1/20/10 - Bedbugs initially invaded one apartment on the 6th floor in October of '08. Landlord responded by instructing the building Super to set off a bug bomb inside the infected unit, instead of dealing promptly with the problem by calling professional bedbug exterminators. This is surprising since the same landlord also owns the building behind this one on E. 18th St., and that building was reported to have gotten over 40 infestations before the bugs migrated to 1347. Landlord deliberately
neglected to inform unsuspecting tenants in either building. Not surprisingly, the bugs returned to the infected apartment at 1347, spread to the adjacent units on either side, and also to two or three apartments on the floor below, possibly reaching down two floors. At least 6 apartments have been infected thus far.
Several tenants have been put through positive H*ll and considerable expense in dealing with this headache, and at least one tenant has virtually abandoned his apartment. Landlord is attempting to evade financial repercussions by moving to evict this tenant and re-rent. So far, the beasts have re-invaded twice in apartments on the 5th & 6th floors, while the landlord keeps claiming he has dealt with it. Don't hold your breath.
Landlord, in trying to cope with an entrenched bug population, has probably spent ten times the money that he would have spent by coming clean and employing a responsible solution in the first place. The latest recurrence was about a month ago, and apparently the bugs need to be absent for at least 18 months before a building can be considered free of them. Therefore, it would probably be wise not to rent in this building until at least 2012, assuming the bloodsucking pests don't reappear before then.
By the by, this building is also home to healthy populations of cockroaches, ticks, and silverfish.
Still has Bedbugs in the building very scattered... after 2 exterminator...they are back... big problem..
doGwood on 06/17/2009
well I started to get few "mosquito" bites lookalike in Feb...... you mind kinda wondering...what the hell is that ! then the bite turn into a rash and goes way after 5-7 days.... and you get another one! then it kinda gets f!@#$%* annoyed and try to analyzed every possible cause , if it is food allergy,hives, fleas, stress,diabetes, deficiency... you name it ........
It took me about 2 months searching the web to figure out, if it was BB. one night while surfing the web, I saw 2 sucker cra
wling up in the back of closet!!! ouchh! I was gross out!!! I kill them then splat out blood !!!
immediately I bag and wash everything!! also while cleaning kinda gross me out and I threw out have the shit I owned!! Man you get mentally and physically drained out ! life disoriented !! believe me !! they are very hard to get it rid off!! I try Diatomecous powder works but it takes awhile to kill them and you have to keep treating the room, every week but I just can't deal anymore getting professional ext. to do it! they BB still around! also....after telling the super.... I found out that my neighbor had it since Oct.-Nov That's is F$@# UP I wasn't to happy they did not informed anyone in the building! it probably came from a used furniture they brought in.. basically he claims that they exterminated in Feb. I am thinking that was the time when the suckers starting to run away, to my apt and others.. now we got 5 apt Units dealing with this problems, plus the Landlord ignored the first apt complaint told them they have to take care it!! shit! we all call 311. and complaint !! Pls Landlord educated urself about it BB, don't be a idiot and try to save money.... take action right away! most likely the building will get or are infested!!
just getting ready for exterminator now!! will deduct the bill from my rent... if this shit don't work... I got to get out of this building!!!