Could you imagine living with bed bugs attacking you each night for six very long years? Residents in a Brooklyn apartment building claim that they have been living a hellish bed bug nightmare, with little relief provided by their landlord.
According to reports by the New York Daily News on August 30, 2011, tenants in the Bay Ridge building in Brooklyn have been battling the bloodsucking pests since 2005. Long-time residents claim to have spent huge amounts of money replacing mattresses and furniture in an effort to escape the nighttime nibblers. Residents have been forced to keep their belongings in plastic bags so that they can remain free of bed bugs. Tenants claim that on occasion, pest control experts have been called to provide treatment to a unit here or there in the building, but the bed bug problem persists because the entire building has never received bed bug treatment at the same time. “The landlord currently has 43 open housing code violations, with the most recent bed bug violation issued August 16th.” The residents also complain of trouble with rodents running amuck in the building.
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It’s important to educate yourself about bed bug infestations if you want to win the war against them. Mattresses can be saved with the help of Protect-A-Bed Mattress Encasements. These amazing covers will trap any remaining bed bugs and their eggs inside of the encasement and keep any new bed bugs from being able to infest the exterior of the mattress. The special bite-proof cover guarantees that you won’t need to worry about any existing bed bugs biting through the fabric or escaping into your home.
There is a variety of bed bug monitors that can help trap and control bed bug infestations. Working in conjunction with pest control services, these devices will help get an infested building or room under control in no time at all.
If you live in a rental unit, communication and cooperation with your landlord about how bed bug preparations, treatments, monitoring, and follow-up will occur is paramount to the successful elimination of any bed bug infestation.