CJ Plourde on 03/12/2010
5491 and 5497-A are the same building, just two separate entrances. Yes, I found bedbugs last year. the concierge had them, and had bites all over his body. THe landlord didnt spray, and it took them over a year after I complained before they finally did spray, but only once.
Xandsader on 08/06/2009
While looking for an apartment, I started talking to a resident of this building. He told me about how the owners have refused to fix various moderate problems, like replacing broken refridgerators window screens, or repairing leaky hot water tanks, and how they haven't always been diligent when it comes to pest infestations. He showed me some dead bedbugs he had found in his room (they were alive when he found them) that he was keeping as proof (in glass jars). He had two bugs, they were unmist
akably beadbugs. He said that he knew of at least one room in the building where the infestation was persisting, but that many apartments in the building hadn't been affected yet. His problem with them has been mild lately, but once they're in a building, they're very hard to get rid of.
He said the owner was unwilling to have a good pest control company come in to do a thorough treatment of every room. Even a thorough all out assault on bedbug infestations can take a while to succeed in ridding a building completely of them. From what I've heard, it sounds like pest control companies are still trying to refine effective bedbug control and extermination methods.