(Closed) Removing Bed Bugs!!!

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Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Are they doing the whole building at once? If not the chances of them fully getting rid of the bedbugs are slim and I would definitely consider looking for a differrent place.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Oh man, have you ever watched “Infested?”  Bed bugs are the WORST.  I believe heat treatment is the only thing that effectively gets rid of them.   If I were you, I’d straight up ask for a different unit.  You don’t want to f around with bed bugs.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Toonski:  PLEASE Tripple Check that they ARE like another PP said treating the WHOLE building.. because if they are not then they will only come back around….  My old apartment had them – my neighbour started to complain of a rash!! then bites!!! and they had out an exterminator – they concluded that there was NO bed bugs!!! 

Well a couple of months later – I started to get a rash and the people on the ground floor – I went to the Dr to get it looked at – guess what BED BUG Bites!!!!!!  I was Livid… anyway they brought in the exterminators – no luck did not work – they Heat Treated the place too and it worked for a while it seemed…. I eventually had to move out AND I got rid of my furniture to the DUMP (which really annoyed me as I had only bought my sofa a couple of years before!). 

They are TERRIBLE to get rid of once they are there – so PLEASE I urge you to get a guarentee on the place AND that the guarentee covers you for new furniture/matress etc should they return. 

Good Luck

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Toonski:  I understand how hard it is to find good places to live πŸ™  Can you at least check with the other residents in the building if they have had any problems with them??

And perhaps asking the landlord what the ‘guarentee’ is IF they should return might help to put your mind at rest some in this situation if you choose to move in there. 

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but it was a terrible experience for me and having to throw away good furniture πŸ™  not to mention the bites all over my body which were painful and itchy and took forever to get rid of!  It might be hard finding a new place so late in the day BUT it might be worth it in the long run…

If you choose to move in then just Check Check Check and TRY to get some guarentee from the Landlord of what they will do should they return πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Seriously bed bugs are the WORST.

You need to cover your bed in plastic, the mattress and box springs, use metal bed frames, no wood, pull them away from the walls. Pull all WOOD furniture away from the walls. Wash everything in the hottest water you can.

 

But honestly, all that may not help. I’d not move into that complex.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I wouldn’t move in :-/ I am also bug-phobic and check for bedbugs everyyyywhere. I’d say find another apt – sorry!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Toonski:  Yes that is true too, but if they have something there to feed on (You) then you will know pretty quickly that they are still there!! 

It cost my boss $7,000 to get rid of them after he picked them up when he relocated and used a carrier to transport his stuff!!! He did have the whole house heat treated he said and so far he has NOT ha a recurrance of them (after 2 years!).  the heat treatment can work BUT your problem seems to be that IF they are only doing your new apartment and not the whole house then I would suspect that they may be back eventually! πŸ™ 

Check with the neighbors and your new landlord BUT get out there and start looking for an alternative, you never know you might just find somewhere more Perfect πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would find a new place. It isn’t worth the headache.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Find another place. My fiance’s ex-girlfriend’s apartment had them, and he got them from there…so he moved from NYC back to our area.  He destroyed all his stuff…but they followed him. They are SO HARD to get rid of. DO NOT MOVE INTO A PLACE WITH BED BUGS!!!!

 

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Living in NYC, spending the $200 for the mattress and box spring covers from Bed Bath and Beyond have given me a lot of peace of mind! Regardless of where you end up going (I would insist on an amendment to the lease that the landlords will be responsible for any replacement furniture, cleaning costs and exterminaton) these things are well worth it.

I have heard good things, from friends of mine who lived in an infested apartment building, about the organic cinnamon oil spray. 

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