Today's drama(6 posts)
Bed bug inspector didn't come because landlord asked me to set up the appt. which I did. He said only the ll could set it up; later this was contradicted by someone at the exterminator's office. I left a message for my landlord to please call the office so the inspector could still come. an hour later called exterm office and ll hadn't called them and customer service person was really bitchy to me and hung up on me.
I called back and ask why I was being bitched at? She apologized. After some discussion, we agreed that only my landlord should talk to the exterm. company because it's too confusing otherwise. They'd told the landlord I'd been calling them all morning, which was not true. I called after the inspector called me and after I was bitched at. So - no inspection - still no impending extermination - still getting bitten - landlord still not calling. He said last time he didn't call because he'd left his cell somewhere. Sister-attorney called him and he hasn't called her. I have to call him again to give him my cell number so he can reach me this evening when I exit this hellhole for a few hours. He always seems like such a good decent guy when I see him - and he's never raised my rent though he could --
but this phone thing is bullshit. It's like "Your Landlord's Not Really Into Your Apartment." I could handle all this if everyone didn't seem to think that once you've got bed bugs you've got them for life, even if you move. If I thought there was an end in sight I could deal with it. It's very hard to move around here - it's hard to find anything decent that's affordable - and it's all just a nightmare.
Scritch - 2 hours ago »
I could handle all this if everyone didn't seem to think that once you've got bed bugs you've got them for life, even if you move. If I thought there was an end in sight I could deal with it. It's very hard to move around here - it's hard to find anything decent that's affordable - and it's all just a nightmare.
Everyone doesn't think that.
It take a bit of effort to move away from an active bed bug infestation.
It also takes some effort to eliminate them.
But it's not impossible and most people seem to do it.
Keep in mind that stories you read on the Internet where people claim to have moved three times and thrown away everything they own and had multiple thermal and Vikane treatments and still believe they have bed bugs may actually have other causes.
Thanks, Nobugs. It helps to hear that. I just wish I could hear it more than the opposite. I try to remember, too, that people who got rid of the problem and went on with their lives probably don't post on the Internet.
It's 1:15 am and my landlord never called me.
I was out for most of this evening and when I came home I realized I'm fearful of my own home. If there weren't pets to tend to, I'd be out of here. I have a year left on my lease and I don't know how I'll stand it. Some of the fear, too, is of my landlord now -- which may be entirely misplaced but that's how I feel. I know people who haven't had these bugs don't know what it's like, the constant itching and the ostracism and the feeling of the bugs running the house (while you pay their rent :-)) - but he knows he has responsibilities as a landlord. I have to do something next week and I don't know whether to just pay for it myself (and I'm mostly out of work. Thanks, Bush.) or to report the situation to the city channels. I hate doing either.
I moved and no bugs. ;-). That's how I handled my crappy landlord.
Except these crappy no see ums. Drat.
What are the no see ums?
Little blood sucking gnats.
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