Bugslayer on 03/31/2009
Have had bedbug issues on the 5th and 6th floor (that I know of) for the last 3 years. Problem was severe 3 years ago. Bedbugs came up from the apartment below mine. I chose my own exterminator and had the landlord pay. I know the apartment next to me also began to have a serious problem. Since the exterminator my problems have been intermittant. Recently I had a single bedbug biting me, and I eventually tracked him down. No bites since (knock on wood).
Best advice: if problem is severe
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use a mattress case and get exterminator. If problem is small, use light colored sheets so you can spot them and dispatch them yourself. Search your mattress and bedding repeatedly, and don't let the bedding touch the floor. Capture a few so you can show the landlord and exterminator.