175 N Harbor Dr
Chicago, IL 60601

Found 2 reports:

Apt. 4202:

Do not stay in this apartment - there are bed bugs! I am reporting this place to the Bed Bug Registry at www.bedbugregistry.com. We experienced a significant bed bug problems, and the owner refused to acknowledge the damage and disruption caused, or compensate us. What concerns me most is that others will have a similar experience of bites and discomfort as well as the possibility of bringing bedbugs back to their own homes.

Never having had any experience with bedbugs before

, it took us several days before we realized that the red spots and itchy swollen welts that were appearing on the guests sleeping in the master bedroom were not hives, as initially suspected, but in fact bedbug bites in characteristic line and zig zag patterns, often in sets of three. At that point, without too much effort searching, we discovered bed bugs in all life stages, from eggs to adults, behind the headboard, and wall hangings as well as the rug and furniture. We also learned that the mattress was new, suggesting that there has been a bed bug problem, which remains unsolved.

The two guests in the master bedroom have numerous bites on their arms, hands, faces, backs, as well as some on their feet and lower legs. The bites are uncomfortable, unsightly, and show no sign of going away - in fact, the bites get redder and itchier before they hopefully improve. They’ve also gone through great inconvenience with their luggage and belongings, fearing that they will bring bed bugs into their home. Because of the bed bugs, I lost more than a day of my vacation in Chicago searching for bugs, communicating with building management, and waiting for management to address the problem.

I am appalled that considering the disruption, inconvenience, and discomfort this caused, the owner refused to compensate us in any way. The owner claimed his exterminator found no bugs, which is impossible because we placed scotch tape over some of the bugs we found on the wall and left others encased in tape for them to see. We also took pictures as we did this. Inconsistent with the claim of finding no bugs, the owner had the audacity to suggest we brought the bugs in with us. Again, this is impossible because we found them in multiple life cycle stages, and because we’ve never experienced this before but we’re bitten on our very first night in the apartment. This owner is dishonest and does not care about the experience of his guests.

It is landlords like this that help perpetuate the growing problem of bedbugs in our country, especially in Chicago which is listed as the 3rd most infected city in the nation according to a study done last year by Orkin.

My advice to future visitors is to avoid owners that don’t care about the wellbeing of their guests and check your rooms on arrival, I know we will!


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Apt. 4202:

Do not stay in this apartment - there are bed bugs! I am reporting this place to the Bed Bug Registry at www.bedbugregistry.com. We experienced a significant bed bug problems, and the owner refused to acknowledge the damage and disruption caused, or compensate us. What concerns me most is that others will have a similar experience of bites and discomfort as well as the possibility of bringing bedbugs back to their own homes.

Never having had any experience with bedbugs before

, it took us several days before we realized that the red spots and itchy swollen welts that were appearing on the guests sleeping in the master bedroom were not hives, as initially suspected, but in fact bedbug bites in characteristic line and zig zag patterns, often in sets of three. At that point, without too much effort searching, we discovered bed bugs in all life stages, from eggs to adults, behind the headboard, and wall hangings as well as the rug and furniture. We also learned that the mattress was new, suggesting that there has been a bed bug problem, which remains unsolved.

The two guests in the master bedroom have numerous bites on their arms, hands, faces, backs, as well as some on their feet and lower legs. The bites are uncomfortable, unsightly, and show no sign of going away - in fact, the bites get redder and itchier before they hopefully improve. They’ve also gone through great inconvenience with their luggage and belongings, fearing that they will bring bed bugs into their home. Because of the bed bugs, I lost more than a day of my vacation in Chicago searching for bugs, communicating with building management, and waiting for management to address the problem.

I am appalled that considering the disruption, inconvenience, and discomfort this caused, the owner refused to compensate us in any way. The owner claimed his exterminator found no bugs, which is impossible because we placed scotch tape over some of the bugs we found on the wall and left others encased in tape for them to see. We also took pictures as we did this. Inconsistent with the claim of finding no bugs, the owner had the audacity to suggest we brought the bugs in with us. Again, this is impossible because we found them in multiple life cycle stages, and because we’ve never experienced this before but we’re bitten on our very first night in the apartment. This owner is dishonest and does not care about the experience of his guests.

It is landlords like this that help perpetuate the growing problem of bedbugs in our country, especially in Chicago which is listed as the 3rd most infected city in the nation according to a study done last year by Orkin.

My advice to future visitors is to avoid owners that don’t care about the wellbeing of their guests and check your rooms on arrival, I know we will!


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