Irate over a persistent bed bug infestation, residents of an Atlantic City, New Jersey senior housing complex say property managers are gambling with their health. Residents, many of whom are blind or disabled, say property managers have failed to act on their complaints. One family member notified that a bed bug had been spotted in her mother’s apartment was horrified to find “thousands upon thousands” of bed bugs crawling over everything her mother owned, according to a NBC40.net report.
Complaints by residents and their families have finally attracted the attention of the city council and bed bug victims seem to have found an ally in Councilman Marty Small who told NBC, “Management seeming to be ignoring the problem and just doing enough to get by and we’re not going to stand for that. And I would like our Code Enforcement to put their foot down. Obviously if they think they’re doing enough, they’re not doing enough. The problem is still happening over and over again and it’s not right.”
We’re happy to report that the Atlantic City council has ordered the Code Enforcement department to conduct an immediate and thorough inspection of the housing complex. But that’s just the first step. Exterminating bed bug infestations in multi-unit housing requires the cooperation of management, residents and experienced bed bug extermination experts. Visit our website to find out what you need to know about identifying and getting rid of bed bugs.