Bed Bugs in Building, Next Steps???!!!(2 posts)
Here's the kicker. I just bought a place last month and am planning to move in the end of the month. TODAY, my apartment building management posted signs notifying the tenants that bedbugs were in the building.
They did not specify where. According to some of my neighbors they don't know much either. (They don't speak English well, so this was mostly pantomine and lots of simple language)
I did a quick search in my bedroom, pulled the bed away from the wall, checked under the mattress and box spring, investigated those little corner plastic pieces on the box spring to see if I could detect a bug, feces of a bug, blood or anything. Thankfully (I think) all I found was some cat hair).
I checked the framed photos by the bed, some of my dresser drawers, etc. No signs of anything evil.
It SEEMS that I'm safe. But with the move scheduled in two weeks, how can I be sure that I protect my new apartment against my old one?
Any thoughts, advice, recommendations for PCO, would be appreciated!!
I'm in NYC.
You might want to press your LL for more details, in writing, perhaps with legal backup. What you do also depends on what you have and how much. If all you have is clothes and knick-knacks, then it's drying-bagging-packtiting. If you have furniture, then you need to strategize. If you have enough to warrant, there's ay least one service in NYC that will fumigate your stuff with Vikane (a very effective poison gas that leaves no residue) as part of your move. Welcome and hang in there.
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