discarded mattresses with no plastic = EWWW(6 posts)
Nobugs has this on her FAQ's I believe. But today while I was going to the laundromat to use their high powered-hot-as-anything dryers, i saw mattresses, box springs, and drawers on the sidewalk.
Hmph I thought, maybe their just trashing the stuff, it looks nasty anyway. I did notice black dots all over the wood stuff. After my final load and strolling by on the way home, i take a closer look at one final mattress that was laid out against the building, and sure enough, in plain view, there are 2 adult bed bugs crawling on the mattress. Man did I freak.
Lots of people and cars walking by, businesses next door, apartments up above probably... Oh man it was gross.
To anyone who discards their mattress, please, please remember to wrap it in plastic of some kind. I'm not sure which ones to use, 2 shower curtains or whatever, or a cheap mattress cover will do fine till trash day. Correct me if I'm wrong, but DONT just put it out there in broad daylight...
I would have taken a picture with my phone but i didn't want to get caught by the owner.
Anyone think I should call 311 or something?
CALL the health deparment or someone. We all must complain...everytime. Maybe if we do it enought someone will listen
They are soppose to wrap this up. That is gross to say the least...
Please call either 311 or the health dept or your councilperson to report this. The council person and 311 is probably the best.We have to stop this,no wonder it's an epidemic with the way people behave.Please call and don't think it's someone elses problem,because if this continues we will all get reinfested after ridding ourselves of these @#** monsters. I don't know about you but I don't want to go through this ever again!
Some cities (eg Cincinnati) have instituted special pickups for infested items. We need to pressure NYC to do it too. http://newyorkvsbedbugs.org is a great campaign some of us here are involved in to pressure NYC to do that and much more.
IN the meantime, Jim is right, if you must toss it, wrap it up!!!
I called 311 today, unless I was reporting them being in a residence they have no service, even then all they could do offer was a fact sheet on how to get rid of bed bugs. Thats pretty bad when Cincinnati has special pickup services for these things, yet NYC, the richest, most populated, most popular, and ultimately one of THE most successful cities in the world can't even do this, and they have the BIGGEST infestation this side of the western hemisphere.
Forget the health department, someone call Bloomberg!
Like I said, newyorkvsbedbugs.org is trying to change that. But we need your support.
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