by my door. It won't happen to me, I thought.
That tenant moved out 2 months ago. Since they've left, their apartment has been empty, and reno'd. Since that time, I have been dealing with bed bug bites-on my futon (brand new), in my clothes, and bed. I've DE'd , I've sprayed, I've laundered, I've bagged my mattress, box spring, couches. Left DE along the baseboards and bed legs. THEY ARE STILL HERE. I saw one tiny one filled with blood walking away from me on my bed sheet when I woke up yesterday morning. I have had to stay at my ex husband's house to get sleep because I am losing my mind. My friends are nervous to have me visit because of the fear of infesting their house. I still can't find ANY evidence of them ANYWHERE, other than I see the odd living one. No feces, not anything. JUST because you can't find evidence DOES NOT mean they are not there!
Tonight, I was fighting for space in the laundry room (3 machines for 43 units-and only 2 that work half decent) and met TWO other tenants-one on the 4th, and one on the 6th floor who were washing their things because of bed bugs. I asked what the landlord did about it, and was told after a couple of weeks, someone was sent to spray. Once. It did nothing, of course. I plan on talking to my landlord tomorrow, but plan on moving as soon as I can afford to. There is nothing worse than not having a comfortable place to sleep. It makes you lose your mind very quickly.
My daughter is been bit as bad as me, and it's breaking my heart. We just got a new super, and she is really nice, but has got herself into a real doozie of a building. This place is a hole, and there is only so much urine in the elevator, flood in the foyer, bed bugs, cockroaches, filthy windows, disgusting, urinated on foyer couches, and 30 year old gross carpets, you can take.
So, "32 Maynard has been dealing with these insects for a while" is the word on the street. It's amazing what you find out when you ignore the stigma and TALK to others about what's going on. I suspect other tenants don't post on here for fear it can be tracked to them, or they just don't know about this site. (Many in the building are elderly or foreign-speaking little English.-both not lending way to finding this site).
I am using this website to find a new apartment, I wish EVERYONE would report their stories here.
I am throwing out a tonne of what I own, and can't go through this again :(
I have NEVER been so depressed in my home. It feels like I have no home.