cooperatives

When bed bugs bite in a NYC Coop

March 14, 2014

Let’s face it: bed bugs bite. But when they bite in multi-family housing with lots of owners, things get complicated. The New York Times offers advice today to a family dealing with a protracted battle with bed bugs, in a New York City cooperative apartment (“Ask Real Estate: When Bed Bugs Bite”). The resident in this […]

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Bed bugs infest penthouse of NYC coop; board sues owner/tenant to force treatment

February 7, 2013

A pricey Upper West Side apartment building at 39 W. 67th Street has a bed bug-infested penthouse, and the coop board is now suing the owner and her long-time tenant, for access to treat the room and “remove infested belongings,” according to the The New York Post: The board of 39 W. 67th Street is hauling […]

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Bed bugs in condos and coops: a recent case in Chicago, some resources for New York City

April 25, 2011

A case from Chicago The condominium association for the building at 5415 N. Sheridan Road in Chicago, is suing resident Sandra L. Gold for failure to cooperate with efforts to get rid of her unit’s bed bugs. Park Tower Condominium Association, Inc., claims Ms. Gold’s condo “is infested with more than 500 bed bugs,” according […]

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Fume Cube offers low-cost on-site commodity fumigation, packaged with inspection and treatment

November 14, 2010

Traditionally, Vikane gas (sulfuryl fluoride) has been used in two ways in the war against bed bugs: to treat a full structure (from a single-family house to a massive hotel), or to treat belongings and furniture in an enclosed space, otherwise known as commodity fumigation. It can be used to treat all kinds of belongings […]

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Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums presentation on pests (including bed bugs)

December 20, 2008

This is a promising event; if you’re in a condo or coop in NYC, you might encourage your management, coop board members, or similar, to attend. From the CYNC website. (Thanks to nightshirt for the tip!) OH RATS! – EXPERTS DEAL WITH PEST AND VERMIN INFESTATIONS Thursday, January 15, 2009 7 PM Location to be […]

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FAQ: Do I have to tell my landlord / co-op board / condo association / residents of attached house next door?

July 3, 2007

Often, people are embarrassed about dealing with bed bugs, and want to deal with their own infestation quietly and discreetly. Maybe they told the landlord before, and the problem was mishandled, eliminating the bed bugs for a short time, and the person wants to deal with things properly this time. Maybe they think they brought […]

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