bed bugs in condos and coops

When bed bugs bite in a NYC Coop

March 14, 2014

Let’s face it: bed bugs bite. But when they bite in multi-family housing with lots of owners, things get complicated. The New York Times offers advice today to a family dealing with a protracted battle with bed bugs, in a New York City cooperative apartment (“Ask Real Estate: When Bed Bugs Bite”). The resident in this […]

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Bed bugs infest penthouse of NYC coop; board sues owner/tenant to force treatment

February 7, 2013

A pricey Upper West Side apartment building at 39 W. 67th Street has a bed bug-infested penthouse, and the coop board is now suing the owner and her long-time tenant, for access to treat the room and “remove infested belongings,” according to the The New York Post: The board of 39 W. 67th Street is hauling […]

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Evanston, Illinois Condo Association sues owner, claiming he refused bed bug treatment

January 23, 2013

An Evanston, Illinois condo owner is being sued by the Maisonette Condominium Association.  The plaintiff claims the defendant refused to have his unit in a Sherman Avenue building treated for bed bugs, according to the Chicago Tribune. After bed bugs were discovered in September 2011, the building had treatment in each unit including that of the […]

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Do you live in a NYC condo or coop?

November 2, 2011

Do you live in a New York City Cooperative or Condominium? If so, the Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums (CNYC) 31st Annual Housing Conference and Expo is something which should interest you. It’s being held at Baruch College on November 13th. Every CNYC condo or co-op can send one person at no cost. […]

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Bed bugs in condos and coops: a recent case in Chicago, some resources for New York City

April 25, 2011

A case from Chicago The condominium association for the building at 5415 N. Sheridan Road in Chicago, is suing resident Sandra L. Gold for failure to cooperate with efforts to get rid of her unit’s bed bugs. Park Tower Condominium Association, Inc., claims Ms. Gold’s condo “is infested with more than 500 bed bugs,” according […]

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Fume Cube offers low-cost on-site commodity fumigation, packaged with inspection and treatment

November 14, 2010

Traditionally, Vikane gas (sulfuryl fluoride) has been used in two ways in the war against bed bugs: to treat a full structure (from a single-family house to a massive hotel), or to treat belongings and furniture in an enclosed space, otherwise known as commodity fumigation. It can be used to treat all kinds of belongings […]

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Bed bug disclosure bill MAY apply to coops, Habitat Magazine says

June 28, 2010

Remember A10356 (S8130), the bed bug disclosure bill, that just passed in the New York legislature? It gives tenants the right to information on prior bed bug infestations in the property, going back a year.  (Note: though passed by the New York State Assembly and Senate, it only applies to New York City housing.) However, […]

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Who pays for bed bug treatment in a rented NYC Condo?

October 17, 2009

On Friday, the New York Times Real Estate Q&A clarified the issue of who pays for bed bug treatment in rented condo units: “The condominium owner would have the primary responsibility,” said Robin LoGuidice, a Manhattan real estate lawyer. The respective responsibilities between the owner and the board are governed by the condo’s bylaws. But […]

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Bed bugs bite Edmonton

October 4, 2009

The Edmonton Sun reports that Swarms of bloodthirsty bedbugs are taking over entire apartment buildings across the city, and public health officials warn that it’s only getting worse. And how do bed bugs come to take over “entire apartment buildings”? Step one: when tenants complain of bed bugs, treat once and never follow up. [Tenant […]

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Bed bugs take over the New York Times Real Estate Section

August 22, 2009

Well, almost. Bed bugs feature in a trio of New York Times Real Estate articles this weekend. The first, Buying and Selling in Bedbug City attempts to navigate the complicated and murky waters of shopping for a co-op or condo in a multi-unit building, in what New York Magazine’s Intelligencer referred to Friday as “The […]

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Co-op pays $250K after bed bugs found in several units, storage area, stairwells

July 29, 2009

BrickUnderground reports that the July/August 2009 issue of Habitat magazine (not yet available on their website) reports that a three-tower, 217-unit Theater District co-op building paid $250,000 to get rid of its bed bug problem. BrickUnderground writes, The co-op in the Habitat article found bed bugs in several neighboring apartments, two stairwells and some of […]

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Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums presentation on pests (including bed bugs)

December 20, 2008

This is a promising event; if you’re in a condo or coop in NYC, you might encourage your management, coop board members, or similar, to attend. From the CYNC website. (Thanks to nightshirt for the tip!) OH RATS! – EXPERTS DEAL WITH PEST AND VERMIN INFESTATIONS Thursday, January 15, 2009 7 PM Location to be […]

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