Three tenants are suing Presidential Towers over bed bugs, according to the Chicago Tribune. Presidential Towers is an enormous complex–almost like a little village, with multiple high-rises, with its own little mall and a full-size health club inside.
Exterminators began work on the problem in January, but the bedbug infestation persists, the lawsuit said.
The plaintiffs contend Presidential Towers and The Habitat Co. failed to prevent or detect the infestation and failed to tell tenants about the problem.
We’ll see how this one pans out.
Also in the news today: remember the detox in Vancouver Island, Withdrawl Management Services that closed due to bed bugs? Well, now another detox also run by the Vancouver Island Health Authority, Victoria Detox Centre is infested and closing for a month.
Withdrawl is interesting enough, I hear, without bed bugs.
Perhaps institutions should notify people who’ve slept in rooms recently, where bed bugs are found, so they can check their own residences, or their shelters (or other accommodation) can be checked.
Update 3/6: More on Presidential Towers here.