I am shocked to hear all these stories! I moved to 3 Linden street in April 2009. Before moving in I asked Shirley if there were any problems with the house - break-ins, bed bugs, etc. She had flat out said 'No, never it's safe and clean'.
The first month I moved in, I experienced SEVERE bump rashes on my arm and on my stomach. My boyfriend who would also stay some nights had it the worst - red bumps all over his arms, back and stomach (I felt so awful).
When I asked Shirley that my bed was po
tentially infested with bed bugs, she was alarmed and insisted that that was not the case, and that my room was clean and there was no such thing. When I asked her specifically if there were any other rooms in the house infested with bed bugs, she reluctantly said 'yes, one room upstairs, but never in my basement room'. I told her that I found a bug on my bed, and left it on my bed for her to see, but she shuffled my bed and said that she didn't see anything.
As soon as I found out that the rashes were a result of bed-bug bites, I immediately washed all of my clothes to the near-by laundromat. I ended up doing 4 loads of laundry. I also moved my stuff out of the house, threw out my blankets and pillows, vacuumed the inside of all of my boxes, and made sure that everything that was in the room was clean and bug-free. I had to stay overnight in a hotel. I was furious. Thankfully, I was able to move into a friend's apartment the day after.
I called Shirley about a week later to see if I had any mail, and she said that I didn't. Then she said 'you were right, your bed had bed bugs'. Then she blamed it on me and said that 'it was my fault because I should have cleaned the sheets!!!!!' I was floored by this response, because cleaning my sheets wasn't the issue! (Also, I cleaned my sheets on a regular basis!!) The issue was that that bed, that room, and that entire house was infested with bed bugs and she REFUSED to do anything about it. I'm so surprised that there was an entry made in 2008 about this issue, because this means that Shirley was well aware, but chose to do nothing about it. I was so glad to move out. I wish I could warn other people about this place. There should be a warning on View-It.ca, where I found this place. Anyways, that's my story.