Bed bug news round-up: South Jersey apartment complex; Charlotte, North Carolina Salvation Army shelter

by nobugsonme on August 14, 2007 · 4 comments

in bed bug treatment, bed bugs, bed bugs in apartments, homelessness, new jersey, north carolina, usa

Some days, there’s so much bedbug news, I can’t keep up.

First, this item from NJ.com about an infested building South Jersey (Jamestown Square in Blackwood, NJ) makes me wonder: what if there was a newspaper item for every single infested building in New York?!? The New York Times would have to use a 4-point font. That’s the second bed bug infestation reported on NJ.com today.

Then there’s the Salvation Army Women’s Shelter in Charlotte, North Carolina, as reported by News 14. (Click the link at top right to watch the video.) The shelter houses 300 women and they’re busy “cleaning” and coating wooden bunk beds in polyurethene to seal cracks. They are instituting new rules about washing clothes frequently and not bringing in lots of stuff. But let’s hope they get a good PCO treating every two weeks until they are completely gone, because no amount of cleaning or sealing alone will do the trick.

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1 Lyn Johnson October 30, 2007 at 9:31 am

A friend and I stayed in a hotel in S.C and were bitten by bedbugs, I wasbitten over 100 times. I’ve tried to contact the Management, because of the pain and suffering and I wasn’t allowed to go to work for 2 days, i didn’t sleeo for about 2 weeks, I kept thinking something was biting me and got no response. It’s been about 2 1/2 weeks and the bites have left permanant scars on me in a few areas.
I need help, what can I do? I am stressed and upset and need to have something done.
Can anyone help me?

2 nobugsonme October 30, 2007 at 2:53 pm

Lyn,
You can call the health dept. in that town and report the bed bug infestation (tell them the hotel name and room number).

You can also contact a lawyer, but we’re not lawyers and can’t give legal advice. You might get some ideas in the FAQ about legal issues (which outlines previous court cases). Click FAQs at top and look for the “legal issues” section.

Finally, did you take any steps to make sure you did not bring bed bugs home? If not, you may have only a few, but they can spread and infest your home. It’s worth taking steps to avoid that. The FAQs should help. Go to the forums if you have questions (forums button at top right: click on the blue bug).

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