Curbed on Craigslist bed bug-infested studio for sale

by nobugsonme on August 22, 2008 · 3 comments

in bed bugs, craigslist, new york, new york city

Curbed has also covered the Craigslist story I mentioned in this comment.

For those who missed it, let’s revisit:

There’s an ad for a studio apartment at xx-xx Broadway being offered at $119,000.

I just went to see it this afternoon. It’s disgusting. There was a boxspring in there covered in bedbug fecal matter, and evidence of bedbug fecal matter on the walls and ceilings.

The super admitted there were bedbugs there. The previous tenant lived like a “homeless guy” he said. The super tried to reassure me that he had sprayed the apartment down with kerosene, and that all the bugs were dead. Yeah right, that’s why there’s bedbug fecal matter all over the place and infested furniture still sitting there.

It was obviously a massive infestation. The sponsor is planning on doing a total renovation. But with an infestation that huge, bedbugs have surely spread to adjacent apartments and beyond. A renovation may keep them at bay, but they’ll return as neighboring apartments probably have them.

See the original while it lasts.

The owner/seller’s response to bed bugs was to douse the place in kerosene?

Yes, I know: “that’s what they did in the old days.” They also set their homes on fire.

This is an apartment building, people. Not a one-room shack that Pa built. Don’t do that.

1 bedbugvictimperthaustralia August 24, 2008 at 11:16 pm

I think dousing the place in kerosene and burning it down is a great way to get rid of bed bugs 😀 They don’t like heat, after all!

2 yvonne June 28, 2009 at 5:45 pm

I had my first bedbug nightmare in the USA motel located in Globe AZ. The mattress was disgusting. The room was infested and the sign on the outside of the motel said that they had newly remodeled rooms. I didn’t know I had over 100 bites until 2 days after the fact. Stay away from bedbugs. Always check before getting into a strange bed !!

3 nobugsonme July 1, 2009 at 9:02 pm

Known beds may also be a problem! I hope you did not bring bed bugs home, Yvonne.

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