Anonymous on 01/08/2013
They (the bedbugs) are here. There are various reports and anecdotes about who got what, and when. Seems to be going on for years.
I hate to say it, but no. The managers generally play the "must be carpet beetles" game but it's there. Caught them myself.
I feel 2 things: sad because the owners of the building seriously have no control, and more sad for people who have to live with it.
I suspect that there is a way to deal with it, if it occurred in a 5 million NY highrise. Would take
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a LOT of money tho. a low end place like this? no help at all.
Advice: NEVER travel again with a suitcase IF STAYING IN HOTELS. If you keep a duffel bag and put EVERYTHING through a high temp dryer for 20 mins including the bag itself it is probably ok to bring into the house. CAN'T DO THIS FOR YOUR NEIGHBORS THO AND THAT IS WHERE I THINK THEY CAME FROM. Neighbor finds matress in alley. Wow looks good. Neighbor bit to death. Neighbor leaves. Bugs hungry. Migrate to your house.
If you have had the hell of these things, my advice is a minor inconvenience. I have plenty of other stories where ppl got them and have had more than 3 fumigations and they still cant stop it.