3 New Bites - Called Landlord He Screamed & Cursed At Me(7 posts)
People - I am at work, must be brief. When I called the landlord this morning to find out when the exterminator would be coming again so I could schedule the time off work to be there, he actually started screaming at me! Telling me he didn't know when they were coming back - I work around people all day, so I had to listen quietly and pleasantly respond with "ok just let me know when you know, bye bye".
I am almost in tears at my desk right now. I am so overwhelmed almost broke, please god is anyone out there in Cincinnati / Northern KY going through this - he owns property all over Northern Kentucky and my neighbors say all his buildins are infested. Am I the only one posting or trying to get rid of these things??? Another neighbor in my building moved out yesterday. Everything in bags. I aam just done. I'm done. I'm ready to take my purse, clothes on my back and just leave.
You aren't the only one out there. Really, you're not. I'm in Cinci too, and trying to deal with this with 5 kids, one an infant. The only thing I've got going for me is that I'm in a single family home.
I honestly don't know how people are expected to deal with this. Landlords are going broke, tenents are going broke and sleepless.
Hang in there.
We've all been there and we're here for you. Despite laws indicating I should get 48 hours notice for PCO appointments, my landlord seems to enjoy giving me last-minute notice, so I am always rushing like a maniac to prepare the apartment, board the cat, and juggle my client appointments at work. It just adds to an already stressful situation. So I totally understand your frustration.
I think we all go through stages where we think we can't go on. On many occassions, I have contemplated running away from home with only the clothes on my back, my daughter and the cat. So take a deep breath. You WILL find the strength to get through this.
As for the deadbeat landlord, have you registered the property on-line with a registry? This is a vehicle for other people to know that bedbugs are located in certain properties. Below is the link:
I saw t-shirt today that said "Today is the worst day I've had since yesterday". I was going to buy it, but realized it is just one more thing that the BBs will contaminate. *sigh*
omg - thank you both so much. Just got in from a quest for DE nobody has this stuff in Northern Kentucky! - I just posted on it somewhere else. Really thank you both. Just pulled in to garage the same time as a neighbor across the hall - who happens to work for the health department environmental services division. Last week he was very kind to me and told me he would let them know at work what was going on. Just now downstairs he didn't even look at me as I said hello to him. He didn't speak at all. This does not bode well - wonder if he has spotted bugs and is angry with me? Don't know. Working on DE drama now. I'll have to worry about him later.
It's his responsibility...u can legally get out of your lease when u have an uninhabitable living environment...you can even sue for back rent and suffering in small claims...not to mention you reporting him to every agency possible and him losing his ability to rent ever again! So don't get upset about it!
When I called my landlord he told me to "pray about it". The next day I had my boyfriend call the ll. It took the LL 2 days to decide which pco we would use. I got an appt. which is still four days away. There is going to be no inspection, they are just going to spray. I live in a building that is half owned, half rented. I had to go to all of my neibhors and let them know what is going on. I am on my tenth load of laundry with no end in sight. I feel your pain. I am in NKY in campbell county.
- 10 months ago » ...neighbor across the hall - who happens to work for the health department environmental services division. Last week he was very kind to me and told me he would let them know at work what was going on...
You have a bed-bug situation, combined with harrassment by your landlord.
Don't count on a (hopefully) well-meaning neighbor to really make a difference. Make your own call to the relevant city agencies. Web-based registries are nice, but landlords can counter that anyone can post anything (and have his lawyer demand a retraction). With a city complaint, it's "on the record".
Also, don't freak if you see bugs or get bitten after first treatment. Not all bugs die right away, not all treatments kill instantly. Most treatments are not effective vs. eggs., hence the follow-up.
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