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February 11th, 2019 by admin

Bed Bug Resources: Table of Contents

University and Government Fact SheetsComprehensive Guides to Bed Bugs and TreatmentGet a suspected bed bug sample identifiedBed Bug Policy Advocacy Groups, Local Task ForcesBed Bug Blogs and Personal AccountsOther Sources of Information and SupportFrenchSpanishInformation on PesticidesInformation and Help for Landlords and TenantsInformation for the Hospitality IndustryInformation for Shelter OperatorsInformation for Home Visitors, Health Care and Social Workers, and others who work in peoples homesSelected Articles (trade and popular)Selected Research Studies (academic)Sources of Legal AdviceRegister Infested AddressesAudio, Video, Photos of Bed BugsInformation on Biting Mites, Bird Mites, etc.

Fact Sheets and Bed Bug Information Pages (university, government)

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Comprehensive Guides to Bed Bugs and Treatment

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Policy Advocacy and Local Task Forces

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Bed Bug Blogs and Personal Accounts (and years actively discussing bed bugs)

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Is your story missing? Post it on our forums, or share a link to your bed bug blog with us (contact form). Other Sources of Information and Support

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French

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Spanish

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About Pesticides

You can find your states pesticide regulatory agency here.

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For Landlords and Tenants

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For Hospitality Industry

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For Shelter Operators

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For Home Visitors (and others who work in potentially infested homes)

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Selected Articles (popular/trade)

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Selected Research Studies (academic)

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Sources of Legal Advice Note: if you have questions about your legal rights as a tenant, try calling the tenant organizations listed in the Information for Landlords and Tenants above. If your local organization is not listed (most arent), try Googling the name of your city (or the nearest city) and tenants organization. If you locate one in your region, they should be able to direct you to a local group. Please let us know if your local tenants organization should be added to our list please email me using this contact form.

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Register Infested Addresses

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Audio, Video, Photos

CBCs wonderful in-depth segment on bed bugs (Bed Dread and Great Eggspectations, 2007) unfortunately, no longer online as of 2014

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Bird (and other) Mites (a completely different problem)

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What Landlords Need to Tell Tenants about Bed Bugs in the …

February 4th, 2019 by admin

Learn your rights to know about a bed bug problem in the rental property.

Understandably, many people dont want to live in a building with a history of bed bugs. Knowing that full eradication of a bed bug infestation is rare unless the landlord acts swiftly and thoroughly, many tenants wont even consider renting a place that ever had a problem.

If youre lucky, you may have the benefit of an explicit local or state law that requires landlords to disclose a propertys bed bug history. These include Maine (under 14 M.R.S.A. 6021-A) and New York City (NYC Administrative Code 27-2018.1). To check out your state, see the list of state bed bug laws published on the website of the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Unfortunately, most tenants cant count on a have state bed bug disclosure law. But if so, how will you know if a rental property has a current or past problem with bed bugs? You can start by asking the current tenants or neighbors in nearby buildings, and you can point blank ask a potential landlord or manager (see the Nolo article How to Check Out a Landlord or Property Manager for advice on doing this). Hopefully, youll get useful answers to your questions.

A landlord must answer your bed bug questions truthfully or face the consequences. If you find out that a landlord failed to tell you about a propertys bed bug history, you may have several options.

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February 1st, 2019 by admin

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This by far has been the best hotel I’ve been to in Manhattan.. I really don’t understand the Yelp previous reviews. The only way I can rationalize it .. is that people have purposely posted negative reviews for political reasons. Very sad to see that these people have gone out of their way to give these ratings for vindictive reasons. My husband and I experienced their great spa.. and fitness center is very practical and up to date:-)Concierge goes out of their way to make sure you feel special and recommend the best restaurants. Not only do they do this but they also have a black car to take you there with VIP experience along with complimentary dessert. Security is fantastic.. and housekeeping top of the line. Honestly, there’s only positive things to say 🙂

Old and run down. Dirt and dust everywhere. Mold in the bathroom. Stained carpets and sheets. Clean your rooms, they’re disgusting.

This place is definitely high class and not for the faint of heart, because it’s Trump’s hotel. Everything here is exquisite and luxurious. If you’ve got the money, this is the place to be. The concierge service was kind enough to give us directions to where we wanted to go and were not rude to us just because we were simply site seeing.

This hotel is super old and run down. When I got into my room it look as if it had not been cleaned in days the TV was very dusty and there was a ring around the tub. I mentioned it to the front desk but was told it is not their fault and that they clean every day I do not believe this statement.The food in the restaurant wasn’t the worst ever but also was not the best I would say it was on par with the run-of-the-mill buffet at Sizzler. Thankfully they were clean towels inside the room and at least the duvet looked clean but the biggest problem was they had no heat in my room and I had to be moved to another room which also had no heat and so had to be moved to the third room. And that room finally had heat. I cannot in good faith recommend this place only stay here if it’s your last resort and you have absolutely no other place to go.

Probably the best hotel I’ve ever stayed at! (And I don’t take that lightly) From the moment we got out of the taxi the staff all greeted us and were extremely friendly and helpful. Just waiting to get our baggage checked in we were offered hand towels! We arrived to NYC early just to walk around but we stopped there first to drop off our luggage. But just because they didn’t have the room ready for us (which this is 5 hours before our scheduled room was ready) they gave us an upgrade to a Suite! The room was very clean and the room service is outstanding. Great food and great experience! Lovely city view!

Best hotel in NYC. Immaculate rooms and public spaces. Great staff including housekeeping. Class act all around I wouldn’t stay anywhere else in NYC.

This was the worst experience ever. Dirty room, molded carpet and no air. All this for only $700

When we go to New York City we always stay at the Trump International. The location is amazing. The park is right out the front door. My wife loves the kitchen in the 2 bedroom suite that we normally stay in. It is nice size and very well appointed. The staff is more then accommodating and friendly. I always feel special when the staff calls you buy name and at the trump they do. The restaurant is fantastic. Hard to get in and a little stuffy but fantastic food. Right across the street is a Whole Foods. We usually make that our first visit after checking in. The house car will take you nearly anywhere if you don’t want to walk. I would suggest you stay at the trump international when you visit NYC. You will not be disappointed.

I gave this review for the service, not for POLITIC purpose! Some of angry no brain people attacked me because I gave a good review! Please! If you are understand ENGLISH! Just go to another website for POLITIC! I have nothing to do with it I just stayed in this hotel for my anniversary! Please being smart dude! I live in Williamsburgh, Brooklyn but my husband wanted to surprise me for our anniversary by taking me stay over night in Manhattan. He choose this place because it is next to Central park and we can enjoy waking up in the morning and see Central park view. Room is nice and clean and giving out the elegant look, service is good, staff is professional. Price is high but I think it just one time in your life I’m ok with that.

Trump International Hotel, 1 Central Park west Manhattan. Can’t believe how great this place is. Hotel staff is second to none. Our room is great, park view and on the 9th floor. Totally worth every penny. Competitively priced for its location. Just minutes walking distance to fine dining, Broadway shows and or comedy clubs. Great location to depart from if taking a cab across town to other attractions. Quite possibly the best hotel stay I have ever experienced.

From the moment we arrived ( my husband and IOur two daughters age 17 and 13)First class treatment!!Picked up by private car service we ordered through theTrump hotelGreeted us on time with a sign at the luggage area.We were again treated with a nice welcome uponArriving at the hotel with friendly service and beverages.The two bedrooms sweet was spacious with Comfortable bed and very nice linens.The people working the front deskGreeted us Dailey and the door guys were so sweet.We had used the hotel car service multiple timesWhich was great .Central location and walking distance to Shops and bars.Both managers went out of their way as wellTo insure we had a fabulous vacation!Thank you allWe will be back

First off it’s hard to rate luxury brand hotels like Trump International Hotel and even harder when it’s tied to the politics of the day so I’m posting this as a well traveled, typical Intercontinental hotels kind of person. Staff: 100% Why I’m rating the hotel 5 Stars is the staff. Every member of the staff was phenomenal and kept my daughter and I totally happy. We wore our Mexico Soccer jerseys the one day and the staff loved it! Location: I personally don’t think any location could beat this in NYC. Central Park, Columbus Circle and every other mid town venue within walking distance. Subway is a few steps from the hotel. Dining: Perfect. Actual physical building: Trump International is an aging building for sure and the rooms and hallways are definitely showing their age. I think the cracks and “damage” adds character but I can understand why others criticize the hotel for falling apart. No public viewing area on top of the hotel was extremely disappointing. The pool is large for NYC standards but not if you’re used to traveling and staying in other +5 star locations. Couple side notes:The Trump Hotels are the safest places on earth. At any given time they have at least 10 NYPD police cars around the property. I totally appreciated this traveling with my daughter and seeing all the negative media coverage and hate surrounding Trump. The “Trump” bottled water is amazing, the blue labeled one, not the grey. I know this sounds dumb but we loved the water!!! Milk and cookies waiting for us in our room after walking the town was a cool. The price to stay is steep and no major perks come with the high price so I do caution people not to set their expectations too high.

Had a visit with my friend here, within an hour of putting my things away, a bedbug ran across the pillow. The front desk acted like there wasn’t a problem. Needles to say, I was out of there in 5 min.

This was the worst hotel experience ever. The room was so dirty. There were bed bugs, hair in the shower and I’m not real sure the sheets had been changed. Never coming back!

Trump Hotel NYC – Used to LOVE it!, but now so sure we even like it anymore. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. My wife and I have stayed at the Trump Int’l Hotel NYC several times, WAY before the Donald before became Commander-In-Chief, and we usually go back there for the service, location, and view. However, I’m sad to report that our last experience, just this Monday & Tuesday past, was less than we usually experience whilst staying there. Now I’m not a big reviewer, but we were so disappointed this last stay that well, just had to. Before I go into the negatives (unfortunately more than there should be) let me throw a few props for most of the staff: Bartenders ALWAYS recognize us and we only visit once or twice a year, maids (the maid manager we less so) are super sweet and courteous, doormen are professionals and it’s because of them that I gave the Trump 2 stars v. 1. If it weren’t for past, positive experiences my wife and I would be done with this hotel. And that sucks!!! The Bad. I made reservations a few weeks before our travels for the same room style on a high floor, didn’t think it would become an issue as we’re use to traveling this time of year and it has never been an issue to date. I mean we were just there a month ago when we ran the NYC Marathon…what happened?! So the room wasn’t ready until 6 pm which really wasn’t that big of a deal, this time, as we had plenty of time before dinner and did a bit of shopping. Otherwise that would have made this a solid 1 review if we were in a hurry. On Check-In “No higher rooms available, sorry” as I requested. Okay it’s only 2 nights and we can handle the street noise for that long…got it. I mean I spent 3 months under the #2 trap wire on an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf so noise isn’t THAT big a deal, but the wifey…less so. Now the ugly, which for me is a potential deal breaker. Regardless of the fact that is was a late check-in and the fact that we weren’t getting our usual room on a higher floor we’re happy to be back in the NYC for some serious adult time. We go into the room and it literally smelled like i just walked into a tired-ass spring break hotel in Florida RIGHT after spring break. Being from Florida, know the smell. It stunk of cleaning fluids and whatever else. NOT the worse part. The bed was…hmmm, disheveled may be the nicest way to put it. A bunch of random pillows thrown on the bed with no rhyme or reason, but that’s really not what bothered me. Someone else was in the bed. “Of course there was”, you may say as it’s a hotel dummy, but i mean like a few minutes before! Weird! Ass prints on BOTH sides of the bed and not ours obviously, what the hell? Now I’m a retired Navy Diver/Bomb Expert with 3 combat tours so I’m not prone to hyperbole, but the threat assessment portion of my brain is telling something is amiss. So I contact the front desk and ask “What’s going on here, not use to this level of service from you?”. This is the ugly part. Both the Maid Manager AND the Front Desk said, “That is your pillow profile and the room looked good a moment ago”. Really? Never had a pillow profile the previous several times before and if i did it wouldn’t have been that..just a pillow or two cleanly tucked away on the bed where they should be, not a mountain of random pillows at the end of the bed. The ass prints on both sides of the bed, well, they completely blew that fact off. Ass prints on both sides of the bed, hmmmm…I know what that means to me. It’s that response alone that has us looking somewhere else for our next trip to NYC. Huge Bummer! PLEASE TIGHTEN UP!!!!!To close…Never say anything in a letter, email, or text you wouldn’t say personally.- Perry, CEO & Retired War Vet

My friend and I splurged on our stay here. We’ve both stayed in some very nice hotels but this one was epic posh. Our room was immaculate, second to none. You know how difficult it is to keep the edges of a faucet nice after a lot of use? Spotless. Or how few hotels vacuum the edges of the carpet by the baseboard? Spotless. Or how crazy it seems for a hotel to dress the furniture in light-colored fabric that is probably silk? They do and again, it was spotless. We chose the larger suite with bedroom, living room and small kitchen. We never sought out the view of Central Park because we were just as happy with a city view. We were on the fifth floor and the floors were so QUIET. Everything from the pen/stationery set to the towels (thick and huge) were beautiful and plush. The Keurig machine was quiet, didn’t know they could be. The nightly slipper service and treats on the nightstand were appreciated. My friend and I asked for a late checkout our last day so we could enjoy the room before we would have to go back to the real world!When I returned home, I immediately started to prepare my husband for our upcoming stay at this hotel that he doesn’t know about yet. :)Yes, the lobby isn’t very big, but I imagine the restaurant on the same level is the reason for that. The staff was fabulous – we especially loved Christopher who is from St. Louis!

The Trump hotels service is exceptional. From the moment we stepped foot into the hotel we were treated amazingly. The staff was always very friendly and committed to our needs. The hotel rooms are amazingly spacious, especially the suits. The room service cheeseburger is delicious. Maid service is AM & PM, and they do a great job at making the room spotless. This is my second time staying at this property, and I will be returning.

I just feel it has become an overly overrated hotel. The rooms are clean but standard. Location is nice outside Central Park. Too expensive for my taste but apparently not for the 1%. Lots of tourist outside taking photos for god knows what reason. Makes it hard to maneuver sidewalk. Definitely will not stay here again.

The service is fantastic and very welcoming. Anything you need is provided at a moments notice. The beds are extremely comfortable, offering a selection of pillows for any need. The location was ideal-next to the subway, Central Park access and Columbus Circle. This location is wonderful for people who want to “get away” from the loud city noises but still be close to it all. The views from the hotel–whether park or city are superb.

My wife and I checked out this morning after staying for three nights. We greatly enjoyed the hotel, in particular, the staff. Franklyn and Vladimir were extremely helpful with respect to concierge services. They arranged, rearranged, and rearranged again our plans when necessary. They stocked our refrigerator with our requests exactly as ordered. The staff ironed my jacket for our night of fine dining and returned it to our closet earlier than requested. We asked for a room on a high floor in a corner, and this was exactly what we received. We also asked for an early check-in, which was not a problem. The room was extremely clean. After reading some of the 1-star reviews here, I have to wonder if some of the poor reviews are politically driven. The lobby is small but nice. I was expecting something on a grander scale. Having said that, it had an intimate feel. From the moment we checked in, the staff–both day and night–called us by name. It seemed they knew us without ever having met us. This was a nice touch. We were impressed. When compared to NYC hotel icons such as the Ritz-Carlton and The Plaza, the cost is significantly better. We would recommend this hotel.

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National Bed Bug Registry Database and Maps

January 30th, 2019 by admin

Zoom In on the above map using the map controls for more detail, and select an incident by clicking on it for address details.

We cannot vouch for the truthfulness of any report on this site. If you feel a location has been reported in error, or want to dispute a report, please contact us.

Click Free Pest Control Quote to fill in a form to obtain a free pest control quote today. Cimex lecturlarius The vast majority of people have never seen or heard of bed bugs except in the context of some mystical boogie man

Excellent suggestion, spideyj! Ill second the seal them up part.

Protecting Californias Renters Against Bed Bugs A new state legal amendmentrequiring CA landlords to provide tenants with written information about bed bugs and how to report possible infestations to their landlords has been enacted. The law from which the amendment stems from is unique in that it is aimed specifically at bed bugs

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. A couple believes they got bed bugs from shopping at Florida mall. Matthew Nystrom said he noticed bed bugs in his bedroom Sunday

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Bed bugs can enter homes by latching onto used furniture, luggage and clothing, and by traveling along connecting pipes and wiring. The resources on this page can help home owners, renters,and tenants prevent bed bug infestations and safely control them when they occur.

Bitten by bed bugs all over body. Checked the mattress and almost threw up

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Bed bugs began spreading across the United States within the past several years. Bed bugs exist in all 50 states, including Texas. Our office represents victims of bed bug bites throughout the country on a pre-litigation basis.

What do bed bugs look like? An adult bed bug is the size of an apple seed or 3/16 to 1/4 of an inch long

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January 23rd, 2019 by admin

Can Dogs Carry Bed Bugs? As human beings, we seem to have a love/hate relationship with dogs and bed bugs. Thats because we love our dogs and hate the bed bugs. And the very last thing we want to do is see them together.

The question is, can dogs carry bed bugs? The simple answer is, yes, but it is important that you are aware of some simple facts to protect both yourself and your home.

They sure can. Although it is typically uncommon for bed bugs to make their way onto your pet while its outside after all, bed bugs are nocturnal and they dont particularly like fur for the safety of your pet and your family, you shouldnt disregard the possibility. Bed bugs arent smart enough to knowingly hitch a ride on your pet in order to gain entry into your home, but if your dog encounters another dog who has them or a patch of grass where the critters happen to be, theres a chance they might use your dog as a way of inadvertently being smuggled inside.

Latching onto a dog is a bed bugs last resort. They dont want to climb through all that fur to get to some juicy skin they can siphon blood out of. If bed bugs do get on your dog and can get to the skin, however, they will treat your family pet in the same way they will treat you. Which means not very well, as they bite and suck blood until youre able to get rid of them. The good news is that, unlike other blood-sucking parasites, bed bugs do not carry disease. The good/bad news is that once a bed bug leaves your dog, it is more likely to find its way to you rather than back to your pet.

Unfortunately, topical flea and tick medications that you apply to your dog will not kill bed bugs. What youll want to do is contact your veterinarian and let them know what youve discovered. He or she will tell you the best treatments available. For example, certain shampoos used to kill bed bugs on a dog are harmful to a cat, so a veterinarian will need to know if you have cats living in your home and how to avoid exposure.

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January 23rd, 2019 by admin

With the seemingly unstoppable spread of bed bugs, especially the rapid pace in which infestations expand in apartment buildings, hotels, dorms and schools, many wonder if there are bed bugs in the walls, making it easy for them to move from location to location.Two Perspectives on the Bed Bugs in the Walls Debate

Bed Bugs hiding in a wall crack

While its common knowledge that there may very well be bed bugs in the walls when a structure is infested, there is still debate as to if this is the origin of the infestation and/or the primary cause of the infestation spreading to other locations. One family who moved into a new apartment and got bed bugs believed that they came into their home from being transferred on clothing and furniture. Of course, that can also be true.

The University of Kentucky, in its researchabout bed bugs, both agrees and disagrees with the idea that bed bugs in the walls are a primary way they spread. In their research on how bed bugs originate, they noted the following:

The bugs are efficient hitchhikers and are usually transported into dwellings on luggage, clothing, beds, furniture, and other items. This is a particular risk for hotels and apartments, where turnover of occupants is constant. Bed bugs are small and agile, escaping detection after crawling into suitcases, backpacks and belongings. Acquiring secondhand beds, couches and furniture is another way that the bugs are transported into buildings. Bed bugs also can be carried in on ones clothing, shoes or wheelchair. Once bed bugs are introduced, they can crawl from room to room or floor to floor. They can also be transported throughout buildings on people and their belongings.

Yet, they do not rule out the use of walls as a means of bed bugs spreading out throughout a building. Their research also concluded, Once bed bugs are introduced, they often spread throughout a building. The bugs can travel from room to room or floor to floor either by crawling or via a person. And, because there may be cracks and crevices in walls, it makes sense to think that they can hide out here and also avoid some bed bug treatments this way. Eventually, they will come out and seek beds and other areas, so it is important to re-inspect and re-treat those areas as well as inspecting any used furniture and other items like suitcases before bringing these items into a new location in case you are inadvertently transporting hitchhiking bed bugs.

In SummaryIn debating how bed bugs spread, this blog post noted the following points:

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Bed Bugs – How far do bed bugs travel? | Arrow Exterminating

January 23rd, 2019 by admin

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Bed bugs do not hop, skip or jump. They dont have wings so they cannot fly. However, bed bugs are really good at crawling and hitching rides on clothing, furniture and other items. In fact, thats one way a bed bug infestation begins. One female bed bug is introduced and deposits eggs in the environment can result in having 400-600 offspring in a few months.

Bed bugs are lazy; they dont like to move around once they have found an environment that provides all the things that bed bugs need; food, harborage (shelter) and a comfortable temperature range.

Bed bugs feed exclusively on blood. They need a host for feeding. Harborages are any crack or crevice that a bed bug can crawl into. In terms of temperature, bed bugs do very well at temperatures humans feel comfortable; typically, temperatures between 50 and 90 degrees F. As temperatures climb above 90 degrees F., bed bugs become stressed. In fact, at 119 degrees F. bed bugs begin to die-off. Bed bugs are much more tolerant to lower temperatures. Bed bugs have been found outdoors where the temperatures have dropped below 32 degrees F and they appear to be dead. When carried indoors, however, they warm-up and return to normal function.

Bed bugs will stay in their harborages if they have access to a host (blood meal) every 4-5 days and the environment is at room temperature; 55-78 degrees F. Clearly, there are situations that cause bed bugs to move such as changes in available harborage sites, access to a host and temperature fluctuations.

Research has indicated bed bugs will travel from their harborage site to a host and back again. The distance traveled in a 24 hour period may be as much as 40 to 50 feet or more back and forth from the host to harborage.

If the environmental requirements change, the bed bug will try to adapt and stay put. However, bed bugs will migrate from room to room and from apartment to apartment to find a suitable environment.

When a bed bug is first introduced into a home, it may crawl around for days until it locates the right circumstances. Bed bugs prefer to hide close to where they feed, but if necessary will crawl several feet to obtain a meal. Initially the bugs tend to be situated around sleeping areas, i.e., beds, couches and recliners. If infestations are allowed to persist, they also may disperse to other locations within the dwelling making elimination more difficult.

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November 29th, 2018 by admin

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The biggest thing would be to choose the remedy that best fits your preferences whether their room or appearance is related. It is important why the precise lighting is put below and not there to choose.

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More Bed Bugs in New York City Hotels – Bed Bug Blog

October 11th, 2018 by admin

A New Years bed bug nightmare went viral on YouTube last month when a California couple documented their experience staying at Astor on the Park, an upper Manhattan hotel. In the video, we learn that the faulty outlets and broken heater are not what ruined the couples vacation. The blame instead rests onthe hundreds of bed bugs infesting the rooms bed and biting both guests in their sleep.

This itch-inducingdepiction is certainly not the first bad case of bed bugs in New York city hotels that weve seen. It only serves as a reminder that the nationwide bed bug epidemic isnt going away any time soon, and that the Empire Stateis getting more than its fair share of the critters. In fact, bed bugs may be on the rise yet again in the Big Apple.

Bed Bug Registry, an independent database for bed bug complaints, has reported a 44% increase in bed bug reports in New York City hotels last year versus the year before. That same 44% rise is shown when comparing January of this year to January 2015. This suggests that the recent bed bug growth rate will continue into this year.

Two-thirds of New Yorks Hotel Association members have had bed bug complaints reported on the registry. This bed bug alumni includes some of the swankiest hotels in Manhattan, like the Millennium Hilton and the Waldorf Astoria.Keep that in mind the next time someone tells you that bed bugs only infest cheap motels.

More cases of bed bugs in New York City hotels are being reported every day. However, theres no point in trying to find a hotel that hasnt had any complaints. Instead, its up to youto learn how bed bugs spread in hotels and what to do to protect you. Armed with the right knowledge, you can reduce your risk of bringing bed bugs home from wherever life takes you.

The risk of bed bug infestations in hotels begins as soon as a guest checks in. When most people arrive at a hotel room after a busy day of travel, the first thing they do is dump their luggage on the bed, lie down, and relax. I dont blame them airports are exhausting nowadays. Unfortunately, this seemingly innocent act is what exposes so many people to the risk of bed bug infestation.

Bed bugs travel from place to place by hiding on clothes, in suitcases, or in other personal belongings. When a visitor brings bed bugs to a hotel on their items, the bed bugs can spread into the room. Once a room has an established infestation, pregnant bed bugs can then hitchhike with future guests to their next destination, where they can lay their eggs and start a new colony.

While there is no 100% foolproof way to ensure you dont bring home a hitchhiking bed bug, these precautions will give you the best chance to enjoy a bed bug free trip.The main thing you need to do before your trip is prepare your luggage. Your luggage is the most likely place that bed bugs will hide to go home with you, so youll want to take some steps to protect your suitcase or carry-on luggage.

The clothing and other items you might pack into your luggage offers bed bugs a ton of potential hiding places. We can cut off most of these hiding places by using a sealed luggage liner.It has a patent-pending zipper that is tested and proven by entomologists to stop bed bugs from getting inside.When you start packing your bags, put a liner inside the empty suitcase first, then put your clothes and other personal belongings inside the liner. Close the liner zipper to seal it, and youre good to go.

When you arrive at your hotel room, resist the urge to throw your luggage on the bed and rest. Now is the time to be proactive and reduce your chances of encountering bed bugs during your trip. Bed bugs in the room couldhitchhike home with you on the clothes youre wearing or tucked away in your belongings. To help avoid this, dont put your luggage on the bed and dont put anything in those drawers.

The best way to protect your luggage from bed bugs is to leave it in your car. Just bring your toiletries and a change of clothes and leave those items in the bathroom. If you must bring your suitcase or other items into the room, leave them in the bath tub. Bed bugs are much less likely to go in there since its far away from the bed, and they will have a really hard time climbing up the into the smooth porcelain tub.

The last thing to do before you lay down and unwind is todo a quick inspection of the room for any signs of recent bed bug activity. Check the seams, folds, joints, and corners of the bed for things like bed bug shells, eggs, blood spots, or fecal matter. If you find anything, put a sample in a zippered bag or take a good picture and present the evidence to the front desk. They should be able to move you to another room; if they do, repeat your inspection there just in case.

When you get home, you want to make sure that your luggage, laundry, and even the clothes youre wearing now dont make it too far inside. Change out of your clothes into clean clothes from your home closet, and start washing your laundry from the trip. The washer and dryer cycles will kill any bed bugs or eggs that might be hiding in your laundry.

The luggage itself should be inspected for any signs of bed bugs. Check the zippers, seams, folders, and other tight spaces for live bugs, eggs, or discarded shells. If you find anything, seal the luggage in an airtight plastic bin until you can treat it with some bed bug sprays that are labeled for use on luggage.

If youre a frequent flyer and this sounds like a lot to do in between trips, you could pick up a portable bed bug heater. This is an easy way to treat your luggage inside and out, killing any bed bugs or eggs that might be hiding inside. With a bed bug heater, all you have to do is unfold and assemble the unit, put your luggage inside, zip it closed, and plug it in.

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October 11th, 2018 by admin

About Bedbugs

My Rights Related To Extermination

Issues with Extermination

Methods: What Works, What Doesn’t

Bedbugs, the tiny, biting pests that have been tormenting sleepers for thousands of years, have become a common scourge in New York City. Research suggests that bedbugs originally preyed on bats in caves, and that they added human blood to their diet as soon as human beings began to move into the caves. After World War II, bedbugs all but disappeared from New York City, but in recent years, an enormous growth in global travel, changes in pestcontrol measures (the use of baits instead of residual sprays for cockroaches, for example), and the lack of general knowledge about bedbugs and how they spread have all contributed to a huge increase in bedbug infestations in New York and other cities around the world.

Common bedbugs (Cimex lectularius) are small, wingless insects that live on the blood of warm-blooded creatures. Although they can’t fly, they can run very fast. From rod-shaped white eggs that are only about 1/32nd of an inch (1 mm) long which is about the thickness of a credit cardtiny translucentwhitish nymphs emerge, hungry for their first meal. Hungry bedbugs are flat seen from the side and oval when seen from above; after they’ve fed, their bodies swell up and get longer, and the blood they’ve taken in is visible inside their bodies first bright red and then darkening to a brownish color.

The nymphs pass through five stages of growth in which they become larger versions of themselves, becoming a translucent-amber or straw color when hungry and shedding their skins (which are really a waxy outer skeleton, or exoskeleton) as they go; right after molting, they may appear paler and waxier.They need to have at least one blood meal to pass from one stage to the next, and usually reach adulthood in four to five weeks. Adult bugs are about 3/16ths to inch long. Over the course of her lifetime, an adult female may lay 200 to 500 eggs, sometimes at the rate of up to 4 or 5 a day; the eggs hatch in anywhere from 6 to 17 days, depending on temperature conditions. Average bedbug life expectancy is a few months to a year, longer in cooler temperatures though obviously, we the people hope to cut it much shorter.

Modern cities, with their high population densities, controlled indoor temperatures, and infinite number of cracks, crevices, and stuff to hide in, are an ideal environment for bedbugs. They’ve been found everywhere in urban environments in commercial spaces, subways, theaters, cars, and even courtrooms, to name just a few.

Bedbugs are predators rather than parasites, so they do not live on people. They are usually nocturnal, and feed every few nights if they can. If an infestation is very large, they may also try to feed during the day, but because it takes them anywhere from 3 to 10 minutes to get a full meal, they prefer a sleeping host. If they’re disturbed while feeding or aren’t getting a good blood flow, they may take more than one bite. While they’re biting, bedbugs inject anticoagulants into their victims to keep the blood flowing; most people have an allergic reaction to the anticoagulant, which causes itching welts to appear on their skin. A significant number of people have no reaction to bedbug bites at all, and this can make it possible for a bedbug infestation to grow quite large before it’s detected so if you’re in a relationship and your partner is complaining of insect bites while you remain blissfully itch-free, you should take those complaints seriously.

Bedbugs are not known to carry any diseases, but scratching the bites increases the irritation and itching and can lead to infection. Bedbugs do cause considerable psychological harm, described in a 2009 report by the Toronto Bed Bug Project Steering Committee as high levels of anxiety, stress, depression, sleep deprivation, insomnia, constant vigilance, and an incredible preoccupation with bedbugs, sometimes resulting in psychological trauma.

If you react to bedbug bites, your first clue that there are bedbugs in your apartment is likely to be the appearance of multiple bites that begin to appear and itch sometime during the day. Because different people react differently to being bitten by bedbugs, you can’t necessarily identify what bit you from the way the bites look and feel. Bedbug bites range from small red pinpricks to large inflamed welts, and often resemble mosquito, spider, or mite bites. Bedbugs tend to feed in groups and sometimes take more than one bite nearby where they started feeding, so unless you have swarms of mosquitoes in your environment, multiple bites are likely to be indicative of bedbugs.

Because bedbugs like to cluster together and prefer to stay close to their food source, you may be able to find them in and around a bed they’ve infested, especially in the seams and tufts of mattresses, in the box spring, around the headboard or footboard, or in the bed’s structure. They often leave evidence of their presence where you can see ittiny, dark-red feces, eggs, dead bedbugs, and the cast-off skins that nymphs leave behind when they grow to a larger size. Bedbugs that have been crushed during the night by a restless sleeper leave bloodstains on the sheets. You can get a good idea of what the bugs look like at their various growth stages and levels of infestation hereand here (video).

Nevertheless, because of the bugs’ extremely small size (ranging down to almost impossible to see with the naked eye in their early nymph stages) and ability to hide in the tiniest cracks and crevices, a visual inspection may not yield any clues, especially if the infestation is small. The sticky traps some exterminators use to catch stray bugs in order to verify their presence are not always effective, because bedbugs are as likely to crawl under them as into them. You may want to try an interceptor that traps bedbugs as they’re crawling onto or off of the legs of a piece of furniture; these are usually specially designed concentric plastic cups with talcum powder or diatomaceous earth inside, which can trap bugs going in both directions.

Dogs that have been trained to sniff out bedbugs, together with handlers who are skilled at making visual inspections, are generally considered to be an effective method of detection where the bugs aren’t visible to you, though even then there may be false positives or negatives. You should make sure that both dog and handler are highly trained and skilled, and that a different dog is used for each follow-up visit.

Bedbugs are spread in a variety of ways. Hitchhiking on suitcases, backpacks, clothing, bedding, or furniture is probably the most common way they enter an apartment. They can also move on their own from one apartment to another, especially vertically along a line of apartments as well as next door or across the hall, which is why it’s important to make sure that neighboring apartments are inspected, and treated if necessary, when a known bedbug infestation is being eradicated. Once they enter a new space, bedbugs track down their prey (that’s you) by following the trail of carbon dioxide that human beings breathe out; when they get closer, body heat guides them the rest of the way.

Bedbugs are especially hard to get rid of because they multiply so quickly and because they’re so good at hiding during the day. Their small, flattened bodies make it easy for them to disappear into bedding, mattresses, box springs, the structure of the bed, out-of-the-way cracks and clothing folds, electrical outlets and wiring conduits, electronic devices, papers bedbugs like to congregate in clutter and all kinds of furniture, as well as under loose wallpaper and behind wall hangings. Usually at least 70 percent or more of an infestation stays within the bed structure and bedding, but as the size of an infestation increases, the adult females will start moving away to lay their eggs, and bedbugs will travel as far as 20 feet to and from a food source. This is why just getting rid of infested furniture and bedding won’t always solve the problem in fact, it may just move the bedbugs around in your building and neighborhood and make the problem worse. Most furniture can be made bedbugfree with effective extermination methods.

Obviously, multiple dwellings offer bedbugs a perfect environment, since the bugs can hide in the walls while one unit is cleaned and then appear in another, or return to reinfest rooms or apartments. Hotels traditionally have been especially problematic: their populations are transient, bedding is often carried from one room to another, and while one infested unit might be cleaned, it’s rare for the entire hotel to be shut down so that all the rooms can be cleaned at once. College dormitories, nursing homes, and shelters for homeless people are also extremely prone to bedbug infestations, for similar reasons.

Bedbugs can go for months without feeding, which means they can lie low and wait patiently if an apartment is empty for a while. Some strains of bedbugs have developed resistance to pesticides; according to the Toronto Bed Bug Project Steering Committee’s report, by the 1950s it was “widely recognized that bedbugs across the world had become resistant to DDT.” In any case, very few pesticides kill the eggs, which means that more than one treatment may be necessary if pesticides are being used for eradication.

The apartment-by-apartment treatment favored by many landlords can also cause a bedbug problem to persist throughout a building. When an infested apartment is being treated, all adjoining apartments and even apartments across the hall should be inspected, and extermination should be carried out in them as necessary; certainly the landlord should be taking measures, such as caulking and sealing, to prevent the spread of bedbugs from one apartment to another.

Generally, a professional exterminator will have to be called in to get rid of all of the bedbugs and prevent a reinfestation, and you will have to do a lot of work both to prepare for the extermination and to make sure that the bedbugs stay away. It is not recommended that you try to get rid of them by yourself, but there are some things, outlined below, that you can do to mitigate the problem while you’re waiting for the exterminator, if you have the kind of landlord who is likely to make you waitor if you have no alternative to the do-it-yourself method. Most people with a lot of experience in the field agree that there’s no “magic bullet” there’s no one pesticide or technique that will solve the problem by itself.

And by “lots of company,” we don’t just mean the six-legged kind. Major bedbug infestations are occurring everywhere, including the wealthiest neighborhoods, and they have nothing to do with being “dirty.” Bedbugs don’t care whether your house is totally unkempt or as neat as a new pin: they’re only interested in the presence of human beings to feed on.

Many people put off getting help with a bedbug problem because of the stigma; it’s like the old schoolyard bugaboo about having “cooties” (although cooties are actually body lice, which are really a rarity) the fear of getting them from the person with the problem can be pretty intense. But you’d be surprised at how many other people have bedbugs, or have had them, so forget the stigma and get help immediately! Given the rapidity with which the bugs reproduce, every day you put off getting help will only multiply the severity of the problem.

As soon as you learn that you have bedbugs, you need to advise your landlord of the problem in writing if you don’t get an immediate response by other means (send by certified mail, return receipt requested, and keep the receipt with a copy of your letter). Also, you should inform your neighbors that you have a bedbug problem. If they don’t already know that they have a problem of their own and they may need encouragement to address it immediately they should be checking to see whether they also have bedbugs, or taking steps to keep the bugs out of their apartments. And you may need to organize your building so that you can work as a group to put more pressure on the landlord to take care of the problem (see “How to Organize a Tenants’ Association”).

No, it is not! For tenants in New York, the right to a bedbug-free environment is included in the city’s housing and maintenance code, Subchapter 2, Article 4, which specifically names bedbugs in the list of insects the landlord is legally obligated to eradicate. The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) lists bedbugs as a Class B violation, which means that they are considered hazardous and that the landlord has 30 days to correct the problem. The landlord must eradicate the infestation and keep the affected units from getting reinfested.

If your landlord refuses to take the necessary steps, you can file a complaint with the city department of Housing Preservation and Development (call 311) or take the owner to Housing Court in an HP action; you can also file a complaint with the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (if you are a rent-regulated tenant), but this can be time-consuming and may not be as effective in getting relief. As with any problem you have concerning repairs or services, in addition to calling the managing agent or speaking with the superintendent, it’s important to notify the landlord or managing agent of the condition in writing (send by certified mail, return receipt requested, and save a copy of your letter with the receipt), and let the owner and/or manager know what steps you expect them to take.

The exterminator will let you know what steps you have to take in advance of extermination and you should follow those instructions to the letter. Usually, it will involve dry-cleaning or washing and double-drying all bedding, clothing, and linens; some items that can’t be washed, such as woolens and luggage, can be put directly into a hot dryer for 30 minutes rather than sent out to the dry cleaner. You need to determine whether infested furniture can be cleaned and treated or whether you have to discard it. If you discard infested furniture, seal it in plastic and clearly label it as bedbug-infested before taking it out of your apartment. You should also take steps to make infested furniture unusable such as ripping the fabric so that people are less likely to bring it into their homes. Just hauling an unwrapped mattress out to the curb can scatter bedbugs throughout your building which means they’ll soon be back in your apartment. All items discarded because they’re infested with bedbugs should also be kept out of common storage areas, unless they’re sealed in plastic.

Generally, the landlord is only liable for property damages and out-of-pocket costs when you can show that there was negligence on the landlord’s part that the landlord didn’t take reasonable steps to eliminate bedbugs. This could include a situation where the landlord knew that there was an infestation in a neighboring apartment or apartments and failed to take appropriate steps to stop the infestation from spreading into your apartment. If you have proof that the original infestation or an ongoing infestation is the result of the landlord’s negligence that the problem was caused by the landlord’s failure to act in a reasonable manner to address the bedbug problem then you might have a claim for compensation for out-of-pocket costs and property damages related to bedbugs.

Landlords take the position that it is the tenant’s obligation to do this work or to pay someone to do it for them. Tenants take a risk by not doing the work themselves, since they can be held liable for failing to comply with the protocols for extermination. However, where the tenant is simply unable to do the work him- or herself the tenant is physically unable to do the work and economically unable to pay someone else to do it the tenant should make a request to the landlord in writing with an explanation that the landlord have its employees assist the tenant, since packing, etc., is part of the “work” required to eliminate bedbugs. Adult Protective Services will help some elderly tenants with preparation work; for information about this, call 311. There are commercial companies that will do the preparation for a bedbug extermination, but they can be very expensive.

Most landlords probably won’t pay temporary relocation costs voluntarily. Trying to recover these costs or trying to get the landlord to relocate you while the apartment is being exterminatedwill probably require a court proceeding, and there’s no guarantee that the court would grant the relief; it all depends on the circumstances and the facts of the case. Remember, though, that if you move out while the eradication is being carried out in your apartment, you must make sure that you do not bring any bedbugs with you which means that you must take the necessary steps to make your clothing and luggage bedbug-free by laundering them and/or putting them in a hot dryer before you pack.

You must give a landlord access to your apartment to take measures to get rid of bedbugs. If you have a lease, it will in all likelihood set forth the notice requirements for access. Unless you have a lease that specifically addresses access and bedbugs, bedbug infestation is not an emergency that allows access without notice it is a Class B violation that allows the landlord 30 days to correct so the landlord should be notifying you ahead of time that it needs access to your apartment to inspect for bedbugs or exterminate. Nevertheless, you delay giving access at your own risk: if there are bedbugs, you should be acting in a reasonable manner in giving access, and you should cooperate with preparation for extermination. Bedbugs reproduce at such a rapid rate that every day of delay means that you (and potentially your neighbors) have to suffer through a worsening infestation.

Yes, you can. Housing Court has awarded rent abatements for bedbug infestations. But you should be prepared to document the infestation, the notice that you gave to the landlord of the infestation, the steps that you took to prepare the apartment for extermination where relevant, and all steps that the landlord took, if any, to get rid of the bedbugs. If you are thinking about withholding rent to force the landlord to exterminate the bedbugs, you should know that because court records are obtained by “tenant screening bureaus” that then sell them to landlords, you will be placed on a blacklist for future rentals, could have your credit score damaged for 20 years if you agree to a stipulation that includes a judgment even if you win the case or be evicted if you have not saved the money to cover all the rent that is due and owing if the judge does not find in your favor.

You must establish that the bedbug infestation constructively evicted you from your apartment to be legally entitled to break your lease because of bedbugs. Whether a bedbug infestation amounts to a constructive eviction depends upon the extent to which the infestation interferes with your life and/or deprives you of the use of your home. If you break your lease, you risk the possibility of the landlord suing you for the rent due for the remainder of the lease term and any other damages that the landlord may be entitled to under the law and/or the lease and if the landlord sues you, it will be up to the Court to decide whether the bedbug infestation was so bad as to amount to a constructive eviction, and therefore allow you to break your lease. Bear in mind that if you move out without making sure that all the possessions you take with you are bedbug-free, you will just be taking the problem with you.

This can be a tough call. If you refuse to let the landlord’s exterminator do the work, then you may be accused of being the problem. Generally in court cases involving contractors of any kind, judges in Housing Court will say that that you need to let the landlord use the company it picks, and when the work isn’t done properly, you have to return to court and complain. The best practice is probably to document what the company is doing, show that what it’s doing isn’t working, and try to compel the landlord to get a new company that will employ better methods.

Insecticides are highly toxic chemicals, so you should educate yourself about a particular product before using it or allowing an exterminator to use it. This is particularly important when trying to eradicate bedbugs, since peopleespecially children, who are most susceptible to toxinsspend a lot of time in bedrooms and in bed. For information about insecticide components and their dangers, look at Web sites like the Children’s Health Environmental Coalition or the Natural Resources Defense Council. You should also bear in mind that most pesticides don’t kill bedbug eggs, making multiple treatments necessary. Some insecticides are repellant to bedbugs and may simply cause them to scatter, and since most kill only on contact, a bedbug deep in a crack or crevice may not get a lethal dose.

NEVER use insecticide “bombs” or “foggers”: instead of killing the bugs, which rarely come into contact with enough of the insecticide to be affected by it, the bombs only drive them further into their hiding places, and perhaps even into neighboring apartments.

If you have a documented medical condition and/or a doctor advises against contact with certain chemicals, you should notify the landlord immediately, before an exterminator is sent to your apartment. If you don’t have a documented medical condition or advice from a doctor, toxicity becomes a more difficult issue. If you refuse to allow an exterminator in because of a general concern about chemicals, you do face the risk that the landlord may take legal action against you for failing to take the necessary steps to allow for the elimination of the bedbugs; continuing to harbor bedbugs where the landlord claims to be making a good-faith effort to get rid of them can lead to a holdover eviction proceeding for causing a nuisance.

Taking matters into your own hands is essentially a question of assessing the risk. If you don’t cooperate with the landlord’s arrangements and your apartment continues to be infested, you’ll be at risk of legal proceedings against you, regardless of the reason for the ongoing infestation.

You can hire your own exterminator, but if you do, there is no guarantee that you will be compensated for the cost of the extermination. If you are compelled to hire your own exterminator because the landlord refused to do so, you can try deducting the cost of the extermination from your rent. Make certain, however, that you have written proof that you asked your landlord to hire an exterminator before you hired one yourself. If the landlord takes you to court, you can ask for a rent abatement for the time that elapsed between your notice to the landlord that there were bedbugs and the time that the bedbugs were eliminated, in addition to the cost of the extermination and you may very well get it. You do risk not getting the abatement and having to pay the rent and, as in the case of withholding rent to force the landlord to exterminate, your name will also be picked up by tenant screening companies and you might have trouble getting a new apartment in the future, as well as having your credit rating damaged. Make sure that any exterminator you hire is licensed and make sure to get references. You must have proof of payment to the exterminator, and you always need to make certain that you have saved the rent money there is never a guarantee that the Court will find that you had the right to deduct the cost of extermination from the rent.

You can bring an H.P. (Housing Part) proceeding against the landlord to compel him or her to exterminate. An H.P. proceeding is commenced in Housing Court. Once you file the proceeding, inspectors from HPD will inspect your apartment to verify the presence of bedbugs. HPD inspectors only accept evidence of actual bedbugs in the apartment or signs of their presence (bloodstained sheets, for example) as proof of a bedbug infestation dead bedbugs or live bedbugs that you have in a container are not proof for HPD. HPD inspectors will not move furniture or bedding to look for bedbugs. You do not need an attorney to do an H.P. proceeding; there are attorneys from HPD in the courtroom in H.P. proceedings who will sometimes assist you. But these attorneys do not represent you.

If the landlord is refusing to exterminate the apartment and you want to try to work toward abating the problem of bedbugs on your own, you can talk with a reputable pest-control supplier to discuss purchasing products to help exterminate the bedbugs. (See below, “How to rid an apartment of bedbugs.”) You may still be able to deduct the costs of purchasing such products if you’ve notified the landlord of the problem in writing. If the landlord takes you to court, you can ask for a rent abatement for the time that elapsed between your written request to the landlord and the time when you were able to make your apartment bedbug-free, in addition to the costs of the extermination.

The landlord is under a legal obligation to compel uncooperative tenants to allow for extermination in their apartments through a court process if necessary. You could sue the neighbor for nuisance, and/or take the landlord to court to compel the landlord to exterminate in the neighbor’s apartment.

Co-op owners have the same obligations to each other that tenant neighbors have. Likewise, the landlord of a co-op (the cooperative corporation) has the same obligation to its tenants (proprietary lessees) as do other landlords. However, at least one Court has held that the co-op owner and not the co-op is responsible for paying for the cost of extermination. Whether the co-op or the proprietary lessee (tenant) is responsible for paying for the cost of extermination will depend on the terms of the proprietary lease.

Yes, you can. A landlord has an obligation to keep your apartment bedbug free, so the landlord should take reasonable steps to keep bedbugs from coming into your apartment from a neighboring apartment. If your landlord isn’t automatically inspecting neighboring apartments and treating them if necessary or sealing up holes and cracks that provide access for bedbugs, you should make a written request that it do so. If the landlord doesn’t comply, and you get bedbugs, then you will have a stronger claim of negligence, potentially giving you the right to compensation for out-of-pocket damages and other related damages.

If you live in public housing, you can call the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) directly, at 718-707-7771. It’s especially important to communicate with your neighbors in public housing about the presence of bedbugs, because if NYCHA doesn’t address your problem promptly, you may get more prompt attention if all of the tenants who have bedbugs in their apartments join together to complain as a group.

To date, it appears that the most effective method for getting rid of bedbugs is extreme heat: bedbugs can’t survive temperatures over 113 degrees Fahrenheit. Exterminators use a variety of devices to heat a space and belongings that are infested, but since even heating isn’t a “magic bullet” this kind of treatment may need to be accompanied by the use of fumigants, along with high-power vacuuming and the application of insecticide powders in likely hiding places, followed by sealing all cracks, crevices, and openings around pipes or electrical conduits. This last procedure should be part of any eradication program and is also useful for keeping away other pests, such as mice and cockroaches.

A bedbug-certified mattress encasement that can both trap bedbugs inside and prevent them from hiding in a mattress or box spring is indispensable for managing and preventing infestations. You may want to tape up the zipper. If you use less-expensive encasements that aren’t bedbug-certified, use two, put them on with the zippers facing in opposite directions, and tape both zippers.

The New York State Integrated Pest Management Program recommends three steps for getting rid of bedbugs: Find the bedbugs’ hiding places, clean those places thoroughly, and then make it hard for the bugs to get back in. As part of cleaning the hiding places, the IPM program recommends washing all bedding, rugs, and clothes in hot water, and drying them in a hot dryer to kill bugs living in these materials. Articles that can’t be washed but won’t melt can simply be put into a hot dryer for at least 30 minutes. There are also portable heating units that can be used to rid your possessions of bedbugs. Carefully clean or vacuum all surfaces in the room and all items that can’t be washed or put into a clothes dryer or heater; after vacuuming, seal the vacuum-cleaner bag in a plastic bag and dispose of it outdoors. Vacuuming should usually be repeatedbedbug eggs are usually stuck onto the surface where the female lays them, and may not be picked up on the first pass. To prevent the return of bugs, all cracks, crevices, and openings around pipes or electrical conduits should be sealed. If you’re following these steps yourself, however, you should be very careful to make sure that you’re actually eradicating bedbug clusters and not just breaking them up and sending them scurrying off elsewhere.

Cooling or freezing bedbugs doesn’t seem to be very effective. Cooling just slows down the bugs’ metabolism, which means they can live for astonishingly long periods of time without eating, and even bedbugs that have been frozen have been known to revive after they’ve thawed out. Techniques that freeze bedbugs instantly only work on contact if there’s anything between the freezing substance and the bedbug, the bedbug will survive. Even something as insubstantial as a piece of paper between a bedbug and a freezing substance will allow the bedbug to live to bite another day or night.

And it bears repeating: NEVER use “bombs” or “foggers.” They don’t work, and they can make the problem worse by driving the bugs further into their hiding places or into a neighboring apartment, from which you may be fairly sure they’ll return to yours.

It often requires more than one visit from the exterminator to rid an apartment of bedbugs, so you can’t assume that your apartment and property are bedbug-free after a single extermination. Repeated rounds of treatment are not uncommon.

Heat is the most effective nontoxic method for eliminating bedbugs. Except for the portable devices for ridding smaller personal items of bedbugs, however, heat treatments can only be applied by a licensed exterminator. A number of sprays that are safe for children and pets will kill bedbugs on contact, but usually not their eggs. A 91-percent solution of rubbing alcohol, applied with a plant mister, will also kill bedbugs on contact, and if the eggs are sufficiently soaked in alcohol, it will kill them, too. However, alcohol is a fire hazard, and if you use it, you should be aware of the very real risks it entails.

Diatomaceous earth, which is marketed as a fine powder (make sure you get the kind that’s designed to kill bedbugs), is the fossilized remains of tiny crustaceans. It tends to be slow acting: when bedbugs and other insects come into contact with it, it damages their skins, causing them to dehydrate. You can use diatomaceous earth to fill cracks and crevices (you may want to seal it in), behind switch and outlet plates, or in some kinds of interceptors. Diatomaceous earth can cause serious health problems if you inhale too much of it, so it’s not a good idea to scatter diatomaceous earth around your apartment or on furniture.

You can also use barriers to bedbug travel to keep the bugs from getting into your bed or other furniture. Putting the legs of furniture into glass jars or metal cans is not as effective as has been popularly believedbedbugs can climb up glass and metal and have been known to live on plastic items. You can coat the legs of furniture with petroleum jelly, or wrap them in double-sided carpet tape. Carpet tape can be strong enough to pull off paint or finish when removed, so you may want to put it on over a layer of masking tape that is the same width. Be sure to seal all cracks that might make it possible for the bedbugs to avoid the petroleum jelly or tape. Double-sided carpet tape tends to lose its stickiness over time, so you should check the tape regularly and replace as needed and you may want to experiment with different brands.

You can make a nontoxic bedbug spray repellant by putting 5-10 drops each of essential oils of peppermint, cloves, lavender, and eucalyptus in a spray bottle, filling the bottle with water, and spraying liberally everywhere where there may be bugs and particularly where you don’t want them to be, such as in or nearby your bed, or in or on your luggage if you’re traveling. It won’t kill the bugs, but it will keep them away from you while traveling, between an exterminator’s treatments, or while a slow-acting substance that will kill them, like diatomaceous earth, is doing its work.

Make sure that bedclothes don’t touch the floor, and keep the bed and other furniture some distance away from the wall.

If you choose to use insecticides yourself, buy them only from a reputable extermination supply store and make sure that their use is explained to you by a salesperson. Follow all directions to the letter.

Of course, even if you follow every possible precaution, you can’t necessarily protect yourself from bedbugs, but here are some measures that might help:

NEVER bring discarded furniture into your apartment! Avoid rebuilt mattresses (which should be clearly labeled). A bedbug-certified mattress encasement is also a good preventive measure. You may want to tape up the zipper; if you use less-expensive encasements that aren’t bedbug-certified, use two, put them on with the zippers facing in opposite directions, and tape both zippers.

If you buy second-hand clothing, have it dry-cleaned or put it in a hot dryer for at least 30 minutes before bringing it into your apartment.

Be careful when you travel! Never put your suitcase or clothing onto the bed or into any furniture or closets in a hotel room. Put your suitcase on the luggage rack and live out of it. You may want to bring with you a plastic bag large enough to seal your suitcase up while you’re not using it. Check the mattress and box spring for signs of bedbugs. Even if you don’t see any signs of bedbugs, you may want to take other precautions: there are nontoxic sprays available in sizes approved for air travel that will keep bedbugs out of the bed while you’re in it. You can make a nontoxic bedbug spray repellant by putting 5-10 drops each of essential oils of peppermint, cloves, lavender, and eucalyptus in a spray bottle, filling the bottle with water, and spraying liberally the bed, around the bed, and your luggage. The bottles the essential oils come in are small enough to meet TSA specifications, and you can leave the spray bottle empty until you need it.

If you’ve been in an environment where you think there may be bedbugs, there are things you can do when you get home to make sure they don’t move in with you. Strip as soon as you get in the door, put all your clothes into a plastic bag and seal it up until they can be washed and dried, and take a hot shower. If you think your suitcase may have become infested and it doesn’t have any components that might melt in a dryer, put it directly into a dryer for 30 minutes. Remember that a visual inspection of your clothes and luggage may not be sufficient eggs and newly hatched nymphs are very difficult to see with the naked eye.

If you own a car, make sure that it’s kept bedbug-free, too. Your apartment can become infested, or reinfested, by bedbugs that have been joyriding in your car.

The measures outlined above for keeping bedbugs from getting back into your bed or your apartment once you’ve had an infestation will also work to keep them out in the first place especially sealing up all cracks and crevices.

There are any number of changes that could be made in the way that state and city governments support landlords and tenants who are struggling with bedbug infestations. A bedbug advisory board issued a report in the summer of 2010; one of their recommendations was implemented when Governor David Paterson signed into law a provision requiring landlords to inform tenants if there has been a previous bedbug infestation in an apartment they are about to rent; another, the creation of a web portal, has been funded by the City Council. More recently, New York City has enacted a law requiring a landlord to notify HPD of past and present bedbug infestations, as well as notifying current tenants of the building’s bedbug history, either with their lease renewals or by posting the information in a prominent location in the building. If you want to remind the state and city governments that there is much more they can do about bedbugs such as provide funds to help replace possessions that have had to be discarded and help small landlords with extermination costs, as well as coordination of services that can help tenants with the preparation work prior to an extermination and that this is an urgent matter that requires immediate action, contact the office of the mayor, the office of the Speaker of the City Council, and your local City Council member, State Assembly member, and State Senator. To find out who your City Council member, State Assembly member, and State Senator are, and for contact information, click here.

For more information:

New York City Department of Health: call 311 and ask for the Health Department, or go to the Health Department fact sheet on bedbugs.

New York State Integrated Pest Management Program: 1-800-635-8356, or go to New York State’s fact sheet on bedbugs.

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