Legal and Vikane help (Campbell Co. KY)(4 posts)
I live in Campbell County KY. I'm looking for a PCO that offers Vikane treatment of a U-Haul that uses the recomended 3X concentrate and legal advice that will make my LL pay! We would like to move (the lady upstairs likes to garbage pick/visit her friends that she's admitted to having BB) so I doubt no matter how many times our landlord sprays... or even if she Vikaned the entire structure, that we'd ever get rid of them. She is cooperating thus far with the treatment (even though she lied to me about the cost... she's going through a not-so-big-name company, so it's only costing her $350 plus $100 for each additional spray... She told me that it was putting her out $1,200 and she was quite upset that the lady upstairs admitted to me that this was a recurring incident. Of course the lady upstairs never took blame, she blames it on past tenants. She also told me if the problem comes back, that we have to pay for treatment). So I have reason to believe that once I start making "requests" ("demands" sounds like such a horrible word) about her paying for the Vikane treatment of my belongings and that I'm probably ending our lease early (I can't live like this! I'm the only one having a reaction to their bites and it's awful! I'm just grateful that my son hasn't been bit or had a reaction to them) that she will probably deny them.
We moved in here November 2009. I started noticing bites (I blamed them on spiders) mid-december. I caught my first BB February 5th. They haven't infested our bedrooms yet (I've only found them in the kitchen, the bathroom, and the living room). The PCO hasn't found so much as evidence in our bedrooms.
Sorry there's so many parethesis and it's probably hard to follow. I'm just trying to get everything out so that I can get the advice I need:)
No one can give legal advice on a forum, and for what it's worth I'm not a lawyer.
You should look for a local legal firm or legal aid. There are some tips in these FAQs (look near the bottom of the list).
I have not heard of anyone who got a landlord to pay for Vikane treatment of belongings before a move.
Unfortunately, you're right that if your neighbor is a trashpicker, you may keep dealing with this. You're right your best bet may be to move.
Is it possible that threatening to move would spur the landlady on to evict the trashpicking tenant? If so, this could be positive as she might then be able to fully treat the problem.
On the other hand, you're in the Cincinnati area, and nearly 1 in 6 people in Cincinnati were found to have had bed bugs in a recent survey. You could get them again via other means besides this neighbor.
Well, they've officially made it into the bedrooms:( I can't stand this! I spoke with the landlady yesterday, got some more lies from her (she wasn't aware there was a problem and it's still costing her out the yin yang...) and she's accusing my use of the laundry mat as the source (I've been using my laundry mat forever and the attendant says his manager sprays monthly for everything) . She gave me the green light to end my lease early per my wishes, but I've yet to find a PCO in the area that uses Vikane 3X. I'm very aware I shouldn't be asking legal advice as the laws and such are different from state to state/city to city, but I was curious to if there were any cases out there similar to this. If anyone has advice about the PCO, I'd greatly appreciate it! I have contacted DOW to see if they'd be able to make any references, but it is the weekend, so hopefully I hear something over the next few days.
I googled bed bugs and Vikane and Kentucky and found this thread: you may be able to get Vikane via Terminex in Cincinnati.
If that does not work, I would definitely call DOW as they should be able to recommend a provider.
Not sure if thermal is also an option, but there's a TempAir provider in Kentucky. Not sure if there is also a ThermaPure provider there.
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