314 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB R3C

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Do NOT stay at 314 Broadway Ave in Winnipeg with Mainstreet Equity Corp! This company is horrible! The apartment units are freshly painted, with beautiful high ceilings, and nice hardwood floors which are only but a cover to the bugs that have infested the entire building. I have been living in this building for 4 months, they have sprayed my unit twice already, but the bugs are no were to be exterminated due to the fact that the whole building is infested with bedbugs and cokroaches! the buildi

ng manager is very unprofessional, will give only but empty promises, and does not follow up on things when she says she will. Do not rent from this company! you will regret it as much as I have!

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Do NOT stay at 314 Broadway Ave in Winnipeg with Mainstreet Equity Corp! This company is horrible! The apartment units are freshly painted, with beautiful high ceilings, and nice hardwood floors which are only but a cover to the bugs that have infested the entire building. I have been living in this building for 4 months, they have sprayed my unit twice already, but the bugs are no were to be exterminated due to the fact that the whole building is infested with bedbugs and cokroaches! the buildi

ng manager is very unprofessional, will give only but empty promises, and does not follow up on things when she says she will. Do not rent from this company! you will regret it as much as I have!

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Do NOT stay at 314 Broadway Ave in Winnipeg with Mainstreet Equity Corp! This company is horrible! The apartment units are freshly painted, with beautiful high ceilings, and nice hardwood floors which are only but a cover to the bugs that have infested the entire building. I have been living in this building for 4 months, they have sprayed my unit twice already, but the bugs are no were to be exterminated due to the fact that the whole building is infested with bedbugs and cokroaches! the buildi

ng manager is very unprofessional, will give only but empty promises, and does not follow up on things when she says she will. Do not rent from this company! you will regret it as much as I have!

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Do NOT stay at 314 Broadway Ave in Winnipeg with Mainstreet Equity Corp! This company is horrible! The apartment units are freshly painted, with beautiful high ceilings, and nice hardwood floors which are only but a cover to the bugs that have infested the entire building. I have been living in this building for 4 months, they have sprayed my unit twice already, but the bugs are no were to be exterminated due to the fact that the whole building is infested with bedbugs and cokroaches! the buildi

ng manager is very unprofessional, will give only but empty promises, and does not follow up on things when she says she will. Do not rent from this company! you will regret it as much as I have!

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Do NOT stay at 314 Broadway Ave in Winnipeg with Mainstreet Equity Corp! This company is horrible! The apartment units are freshly painted, with beautiful high ceilings, and nice hardwood floors which are only but a cover to the bugs that have infested the entire building. I have been living in this building for 4 months, they have sprayed my unit twice already, but the bugs are no were to be exterminated due to the fact that the whole building is infested with bedbugs and cokroaches! the buildi

ng manager is very unprofessional, will give only but empty promises, and does not follow up on things when she says she will. Do not rent from this company! you will regret it as much as I have!

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Do NOT stay at 314 Broadway Ave in Winnipeg with Mainstreet Equity Corp! This company is horrible! The apartment units are freshly painted, with beautiful high ceilings, and nice hardwood floors which are only but a cover to the bugs that have infested the entire building. I have been living in this building for 4 months, they have sprayed my unit twice already, but the bugs are no were to be exterminated due to the fact that the whole building is infested with bedbugs and cokroaches! the buildi

ng manager is very unprofessional, will give only but empty promises, and does not follow up on things when she says she will. Do not rent from this company! you will regret it as much as I have!

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Do NOT stay at 314 Broadway Ave in Winnipeg with Mainstreet Equity Corp! This company is horrible! The apartment units are freshly painted, with beautiful high ceilings, and nice hardwood floors which are only but a cover to the bugs that have infested the entire building. I have been living in this building for 4 months, they have sprayed my unit twice already, but the bugs are no were to be exterminated due to the fact that the whole building is infested with bedbugs and cokroaches! the buildi

ng manager is very unprofessional, will give only but empty promises, and does not follow up on things when she says she will. Do not rent from this company! you will regret it as much as I have!

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Do NOT stay at 314 Broadway Ave in Winnipeg with Mainstreet Equity Corp! This company is horrible! The apartment units are freshly painted, with beautiful high ceilings, and nice hardwood floors which are only but a cover to the bugs that have infested the entire building. I have been living in this building for 4 months, they have sprayed my unit twice already, but the bugs are no were to be exterminated due to the fact that the whole building is infested with bedbugs and cokroaches! the buildi

ng manager is very unprofessional, will give only but empty promises, and does not follow up on things when she says she will. Do not rent from this company! you will regret it as much as I have!

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Do NOT stay at 314 Broadway Ave in Winnipeg with Mainstreet Equity Corp! This company is horrible! The apartment units are freshly painted, with beautiful high ceilings, and nice hardwood floors which are only but a cover to the bugs that have infested the entire building. I have been living in this building for 4 months, they have sprayed my unit twice already, but the bugs are no were to be exterminated due to the fact that the whole building is infested with bedbugs and cokroaches! the buildi

ng manager is very unprofessional, will give only but empty promises, and does not follow up on things when she says she will. Do not rent from this company! you will regret it as much as I have!

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Do NOT stay at 314 Broadway Ave in Winnipeg with Mainstreet Equity Corp! This company is horrible! The apartment units are freshly painted, with beautiful high ceilings, and nice hardwood floors which are only but a cover to the bugs that have infested the entire building. I have been living in this building for 4 months, they have sprayed my unit twice already, but the bugs are no were to be exterminated due to the fact that the whole building is infested with bedbugs and cokroaches! the buildi

ng manager is very unprofessional, will give only but empty promises, and does not follow up on things when she says she will. Do not rent from this company! you will regret it as much as I have!

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Do NOT stay at 314 Broadway Ave in Winnipeg with Mainstreet Equity Corp! This company is horrible! The apartment units are freshly painted, with beautiful high ceilings, and nice hardwood floors which are only but a cover to the bugs that have infested the entire building. I have been living in this building for 4 months, they have sprayed my unit twice already, but the bugs are no were to be exterminated due to the fact that the whole building is infested with bedbugs and cokroaches! the buildi

ng manager is very unprofessional, will give only but empty promises, and does not follow up on things when she says she will. Do not rent from this company! you will regret it as much as I have!

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Do NOT stay at 314 Broadway Ave in Winnipeg with Mainstreet Equity Corp! This company is horrible! The apartment units are freshly painted, with beautiful high ceilings, and nice hardwood floors which are only but a cover to the bugs that have infested the entire building. I have been living in this building for 4 months, they have sprayed my unit twice already, but the bugs are no were to be exterminated due to the fact that the whole building is infested with bedbugs and cokroaches! the buildi

ng manager is very unprofessional, will give only but empty promises, and does not follow up on things when she says she will. Do not rent from this company! you will regret it as much as I have!

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Do NOT stay at 314 Broadway Ave in Winnipeg with Mainstreet Equity Corp! This company is horrible! The apartment units are freshly painted, with beautiful high ceilings, and nice hardwood floors which are only but a cover to the bugs that have infested the entire building. I have been living in this building for 4 months, they have sprayed my unit twice already, but the bugs are no were to be exterminated due to the fact that the whole building is infested with bedbugs and cokroaches! the buildi

ng manager is very unprofessional, will give only but empty promises, and does not follow up on things when she says she will. Do not rent from this company! you will regret it as much as I have!

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Do NOT stay at 314 Broadway Ave in Winnipeg with Mainstreet Equity Corp! This company is horrible! The apartment units are freshly painted, with beautiful high ceilings, and nice hardwood floors which are only but a cover to the bugs that have infested the entire building. I have been living in this building for 4 months, they have sprayed my unit twice already, but the bugs are no were to be exterminated due to the fact that the whole building is infested with bedbugs and cokroaches! the buildi

ng manager is very unprofessional, will give only but empty promises, and does not follow up on things when she says she will. Do not rent from this company! you will regret it as much as I have!

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Do NOT stay at 314 Broadway Ave in Winnipeg with Mainstreet Equity Corp! This company is horrible! The apartment units are freshly painted, with beautiful high ceilings, and nice hardwood floors which are only but a cover to the bugs that have infested the entire building. I have been living in this building for 4 months, they have sprayed my unit twice already, but the bugs are no were to be exterminated due to the fact that the whole building is infested with bedbugs and cokroaches! the buildi

ng manager is very unprofessional, will give only but empty promises, and does not follow up on things when she says she will. Do not rent from this company! you will regret it as much as I have!

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Do NOT stay at 314 Broadway Ave in Winnipeg with Mainstreet Equity Corp! This company is horrible! The apartment units are freshly painted, with beautiful high ceilings, and nice hardwood floors which are only but a cover to the bugs that have infested the entire building. I have been living in this building for 4 months, they have sprayed my unit twice already, but the bugs are no were to be exterminated due to the fact that the whole building is infested with bedbugs and cokroaches! the buildi

ng manager is very unprofessional, will give only but empty promises, and does not follow up on things when she says she will. Do not rent from this company! you will regret it as much as I have!

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Do NOT stay at 314 Broadway Ave in Winnipeg with Mainstreet Equity Corp! This company is horrible! The apartment units are freshly painted, with beautiful high ceilings, and nice hardwood floors which are only but a cover to the bugs that have infested the entire building. I have been living in this building for 4 months, they have sprayed my unit twice already, but the bugs are no were to be exterminated due to the fact that the whole building is infested with bedbugs and cokroaches! the buildi

ng manager is very unprofessional, will give only but empty promises, and does not follow up on things when she says she will. Do not rent from this company! you will regret it as much as I have!

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Do NOT stay at 314 Broadway Ave in Winnipeg with Mainstreet Equity Corp! This company is horrible! The apartment units are freshly painted, with beautiful high ceilings, and nice hardwood floors which are only but a cover to the bugs that have infested the entire building. I have been living in this building for 4 months, they have sprayed my unit twice already, but the bugs are no were to be exterminated due to the fact that the whole building is infested with bedbugs and cokroaches! the buildi

ng manager is very unprofessional, will give only but empty promises, and does not follow up on things when she says she will. Do not rent from this company! you will regret it as much as I have!

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Do NOT stay at 314 Broadway Ave in Winnipeg with Mainstreet Equity Corp! This company is horrible! The apartment units are freshly painted, with beautiful high ceilings, and nice hardwood floors which are only but a cover to the bugs that have infested the entire building. I have been living in this building for 4 months, they have sprayed my unit twice already, but the bugs are no were to be exterminated due to the fact that the whole building is infested with bedbugs and cokroaches! the buildi

ng manager is very unprofessional, will give only but empty promises, and does not follow up on things when she says she will. Do not rent from this company! you will regret it as much as I have!

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Found bed-bugs in my suite and it took nearly 3 months for my place to be "bedbug free"... but who knows with this place.


Still riddled with bugs. The new caretakers seem to be taking a pro-active approach though.


Top Three Infested Apartments in Winnipeg:

1. 185 Smith

2. 314 Broadway

3. 224 Colony


this apartment should be condemned, the place is infested with bed bugs, i was going to move into an apt there and found 20 bed bugs in the suite the caretaker who should be fired for not doing his job properly, said that my apartment never had bug which was a lie! and then told me that they had jumped on me from the bus! ya right! first off they dont jump!! the hallways smell of mold so bad that i couldn't breath and apartments are infested. this place needs to be torn down!! dont step a foot

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Moved into the apartment February of 2011 within two months started getting bites. I don't know so much about the apartment but for sure the suite had bugs. This building needs to be torn down and re-built for the problem to go away, that or they need to evacuate the building and spray every suite to make maybe a slight difference. Not only are their bed bugs in this apartment there are numerous people who sell drugs at which time is causes crazy loud noises of people screaming, and vandalism on

your doors.

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I just moved out!!! There are bugs everywhere,I even seen one climbing on the elevator door. Mattresses get tossed daily. BEWARE THEY ARE INFESTED.


Beware! Bed bugs on the second floor!


That place probably still has a bedbug problem. There are 7 matresses leaning against the wall by the garbage bin and I saw a group of people come out of the building and throw 5 or more clear pastic bags full of clothes into the BFI bin. This was on Friday the 6th of May.


Dear Anonymous/ Miss to much time on her hands

Quit talkin out your ass,

If you actually lived with these bed bugs you would understand the severity of the situation...

When you get them let me know, I'm not going to say the name of the pest control company I work for. But I do know of effective treatment for bed bugs. And unless the entire building is sprayed, and then sprayed again within a short period of time. These things are going to keep coming back

Tell your bosses at Sussex

to quit being cheap, do the job right the first time and it will actually save them money in the long run... The "low cost" solution is not the best solution in a situation as severe as 314 broadway.

Yours truly
"There's no foolin" Me

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PEST CONTROL CANADA


How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs

( control, eliminate, kill, exterminate, eradicate, fumigate )

The very thought of these blood sucking creatures crawling into your bed at
night could prompt some people to saturate their home with pesticides,
throw out the beds or just move out. These are not the best solutions.

Basic Facts Bed Bug Bites Symptoms of a Bed Bug Infestation
Identification Disease and Health Risks Hiding Places


Finding Bed Bugs Treatment & Control Prevention
Hotel Horror Stories Bedbug Service Professionals and products

Bedbugs were once a common public health pest worldwide, which declined in incidence through the mid 20th century. Recently however, bed bugs have undergone a dramatic resurgence and worldwide there are reports of increasing numbers of infestations. Bed bugs are one of the great travelers of the world and are readily transported via luggage, clothing, bedding and furniture. As such, they have a worldwide distribution.

Some Basic Facts:

* Bed bugs are persistent. Eradicating, exterminating or just killing an entire infestation requires persistence.
* Bed bugs can hide in extremely small cracks and crevices making it difficult to locate breeding sites.
* Bedbugs are rarely seen in daylight. They emerge from their hiding spots at night.
* Bed bugs can live a year or longer without food (blood) and thus stay in their hiding places.
* Bed bugs can travel long distances and survive in suitcases, clothing, vehicles, aircraft, cruise ships and other modes of transportation.
* Bed bug females lay about 300 eggs.
* Bed bugs hatch from eggs in 10 days.

Bed Bug Bites

* Bed bugs feed by piercing skin with an elongated beak.
* Saliva is injected, containing an anesthetic to reduce pain, and an anticoagulant to keep blood flowing.
* The reaction to bed bug bites varies among individuals, from no reaction to sever skin inflammation and irritation.

The stigma attached to these parasites is influencing some hotels and other accommodations to ignore infestations or treat them without professional help. Lack of professional treatment comes with great risks, notably the possibility of litigation.

In a landmark case a motel chain in the United States was successfully sued for [U.S.] $382,000 after guests were bitten by bedbugs [Matthias v. Accor, 2003]

Who's sleeping with you tonight?
Nite, nite, don't let the bedbugs bite!
Symptoms of a Bed Bug Infestation
Most bug bug problems are not detected until someone has been bitten. The bite is painless. The salivary fluid injected by bed bugs typically causes the skin to become irritated and inflamed, although individuals can differ in their sensitivity. A small, hard, swollen, white welt may develop at the site of each bite. This is accompanied by severe itching that lasts for several hours to days.
A bed bug infestation can be recognized by blood stains from crushed bugs or by rusty (sometimes dark) spots of excrement on sheets and mattresses, bed clothes, and walls. Fecal spots, eggshells, and shed skins may be found in the vicinity of their hiding places. An offensive, sweet, musty odor from their scent glands may be detected when bed bug infestations are severe.

Disease and Health Risks

Skin reactions are commonly associated with bed bugs, which result from the saliva injected during feeding. Some individuals however, do not react to their bite, whereas others note a great deal of discomfort often with loss of sleep from the persistent biting. The most commonly affected areas of the body are the arms and shoulders. Reactions to the bites may be delayed; up to 9 days before lesions appear. Common allergic reactions include the development of large wheals, often >1cm, which are accompanied by itching and inflammation. The wheals usually subside to red spots but can last for several days. Scratching may cause the welts to become infected. Bullous eruptions have been reported in association with multiple bed bug bites and anaphylaxis may occur in patients with severe allergies. In India, iron deficiency in infants has been associated with severe infestations. It has been suggested that allergens from bed bugs may be associated with asthmatic reactions.

Bed bugs have been implicated in the transmission of a wide variety of infectious agents, although their status as vectors is uncertain. It has been suggested that they might play a role in the spread of hepatitis B, however, experimental evidence does not support this.

Some individuals respond to bed bug infestations with anxiety, stress, and insomnia.
Impact of Bed Bugs on Public Health (CDC.)

Although bed bugs are not known to transmit disease, they are a pest of significant public health importance. Bed bugs fit into a category of blood-sucking ectoparasites (external parasites) similar to head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis). Bed bugs, like head lice, feed on the blood of humans but are not believed to transmit disease. Other ectoparasites, such as body lice (Pediculus humanus corporis), are known to transmit several serious diseases. Differences in the biology of similar species of pests, such as body lice and head lice (or bed bugs) can greatly impact the ability of pests to transmit disease.

Bed bugs cause a variety of negative physical health, mental health and economic consequences. Many people have mild to severe allergic reaction to the bites with effects ranging from no reaction to a small bite mark to, in rare cases, anaphylaxis (severe, whole-body reaction) (2). These bites (Photo 2) can also lead to secondary infections of the skin such as impetigo, ecthyma, and lymphanigitis (3,4). Bed bugs may also affect the mental health of people living in infested homes. Reported effects include anxiety, insomnia and systemic reactions (1).

Research on the public health effects of bed bugs has been very limited over the past several decades, largely due to the noted decline in bed bug populations in the latter half of the 20th century. Now that bed bug populations are rapidly increasing, additional research is needed to determine the reasons for the resurgence, the potential for bed bugs to transmit disease and their impact on public health.


Hiding Places

Bed bugs can live in almost any crevice or protected location. They will usually stay close to their food source (blood) but can rapidly spread through a multiple residence building, hotel or other accommodations. The most common place to find them is the bed. Bed bugs often hide within seams, tufts, and crevices of the mattress, box spring, bed frame and headboard.

Finding Bed Bugs

Some Bed bug symptoms are not obvious to the untrained eye. A thorough inspection requires dismantling the bed and standing the components on edge. Things to look for are the bugs themselves, and the light-brown, molted skins of the nymphs. Dark spots of dried bed bug excrement are often present along mattress seams or wherever the bugs have resided. Oftentimes the gauze fabric underlying the box spring must be removed to gain access for inspection and possible treatment. Successful treatment of mattresses and box springs is difficult, however, and infested components may need to be discarded. Cracks and crevices of bed frames should be examined, especially if the frame is wood. (Bed bugs have an affinity for wood and fabric more so than metal or plastic). Headboards secured to walls should also be removed and inspected. In hotels and motels, the area behind the headboard is often the first place that the bugs become established. Bed bugs also hide among items stored under beds.

Nightstands and dressers should be emptied and examined inside and out, then tipped over to inspect the woodwork underneath. Oftentimes the bugs will be hiding in cracks, corners, and recesses.

Upholstered chairs and sofas should be checked, especially seams, tufts, skirts, and crevices beneath cushions. Sofas can be major bed bug hotspots when used for sleeping.

Other common places to find bed bugs include: along and under the edge of wall-to-wall carpeting (especially behind beds and furniture); cracks in wood molding; ceiling-wall junctures; behind wall-mounts, picture frames, switch plates and outlets; under loose wallpaper; amongst clothing stored in closets; and inside clocks, phones, televisions and smoke detectors.

The challenge is to find and treat all places where bugs and eggs may be present. Bed bugs tend to congregate in certain areas, but it is common to find an individual or some eggs scattered here and there. Persistence and a bright flashlight are requisites for success. Professional Inspectors sometimes also inject a pyrethrum-based, "flushing agent" into crevices to help reveal where bugs may be hiding. A thorough treatment of a home, hotel, or apartment may take several hours or days.

"Kill Bedbugs Instantly !!!!!"

With all the media hype about bedbugs, some unscrupulous manufacturers are promoting products that infer an instant, almost magical solution to bedbug problems. The authors of these promotional ads must assume most of the readers are very gullible. Once you find them It does not take the intelligence of a rocket scientist to kill bed bugs. It's easy. Consider some of the following solutions:

Simple Ways to Kill Bedbugs:

1. Find bedbugs. Take to judge and have the death sentence read. Place bugs on judge's desk. Results are instant.

2. Find bedbugs. Remove bugs to safe place. Point spray can at bugs and push button. Almost anything will do. Paint, fry pan oil coating, oven cleaner, lubricating oil, hair spray, deodorant, toilet cleaner. The secret is to use enough that it stops the bugs from breathing. They suffocate. You do not need to purchase a magical bed bug spray to kill the bugs you find.

3. Find bedbugs. Brush into a pail of boiling hot water.

4. Find bedbugs: Suck them into your vacuum cleaner.

You may notice all the solutions require one very important step. "Find bedbugs". This is the hard part. It requires the knowledge of a well trained and experienced person to find ALL of the adult and junior bedbug stages plus hiding places where eggs have been laid. If insecticides are used, they must have a long lasting residual effect and should not be sprayed on the mattress or bedding. . (Not something you will find in the local hardware store.) Anything less than this will give only temporary relief. They will be back.

The best solution: Find an experienced pest management professional.
If you insist on doing it yourself be prepared for failure.

Treatment & Control
Just spraying pesticides is not the solution

Control of bed bugs is best achieved by following an integrated pest management (IPM) approach that involves multiple tactics, such as preventive measures, sanitation, and chemicals, steam or heat applied to targeted sites.

Bed bugs are challenging pests to control. They hide in many tiny places, so inspections and treatments must be thorough. In most cases, it will be prudent to enlist the services of a professional pest control firm. (see professionals who specialize in bedbug control)

Experienced companies know where to look for bed bugs, and have an assortment of management tools at their disposal. Owners and occupants will need to assist the professional in important ways. Affording access for inspection and treatment is essential, and excess clutter should be removed. In some cases, infested mattresses and box springs will need to be discarded. Since bed bugs can disperse throughout a building, it may also be necessary to inspect adjoining rooms and apartments.

Bed bugs were treated years ago by wholesale spraying of pesticides. This practice is no longer permitted. Thoroughness is still important, but treatments today are generally more targeted and judicious. It often takes hours to properly inspect and treat a bed bug infestation, and follow-up visits are usually required.

Infested bedding and garments will need to be bagged and laundered (120°F minimum), or discarded since these items cannot be treated with insecticides. Smaller items that cannot be laundered can sometimes be de-infested by heating. Individual items, for example, can be wrapped in black plastic bags and placed in a hot, sunny location for at least a few days (the 120°F minimum target temperature should be monitored in the centermost location with a thermometer). Bedbugs also succumb to cold temperatures below freezing, but the chilling period must be maintained for at least two weeks. Attempts to rid an entire home or apartment of bed bugs by raising or lowering the thermostat will be entirely unsuccessful. Vacuuming can be very useful for removing bugs and eggs from mattresses, carpet, walls, and other surfaces. Pay particular attention to seams, tufts and edges of mattresses and box springs, and the perimeter edge of wall-to-wall carpets. Afterward, dispose of the vacuum contents in a sealed trash bag. Steam cleaning of carpets is also helpful for killing bugs and eggs that vacuuming may have missed. Repair cracks in plaster and glue down loosened wallpaper to eliminate bed bug harborage sites. Remove and destroy wild animal roosts and bird nests when possible.

While the former measures are helpful, insecticides are important for bed bug elimination. Pest control professionals treat using a variety of low-odor sprays, dusts, and aerosols. (Baits designed to control ants and cockroaches are ineffective). Application entails treating all cracks and crevices where the bugs are discovered, or tend to hide. Eliminating bed bugs from mattresses and box springs is challenging. If there are holes or tears in the fabric, the bugs and eggs may be inside, as well as outside. There also are restrictions on how beds can be treated with pesticides. For these reasons, pest control firms often recommend that infested beds be discarded. If disposal isn't an option, encasing the mattress and box spring will be helpful if bugs are still present. (Allergy supply companies sell zippered bed encasements for dust mite prevention). Some pest control firms treat seams, tufts, and crevices of bed components, but they will not spray the mattress surface, bed sheets, blankets, or clothing. Vacuuming and brushing will further help to remove bugs and eggs from mattresses and box springs that cannot be discarded. Some pest control firms also treat beds with portable steam machines. The technique is useful, but does not kill bugs or eggs that are hidden inside the box spring or mattress.

Insecticides
Just spraying pesticides is not the solution!
Residual insecticides (usually pyrethroids) are applied as spot treatments to cracks and crevices where bed bugs are hiding. Increased penetration of the insecticide into cracks and crevices can be achieved if accumulated dirt and debris are first removed using a vacuum cleaner. Many readily available aerosol pesticide sprays will cause bed bugs to scatter making eradication more difficult. Dust formulations may be used to treat wall voids and attics. Repeat insecticide applications if bed bugs are present two weeks after the initial treatment since it is difficult to find all hiding places and hidden eggs may have hatched.

Insecticides should not be used on bedding or linens. These items should be dry cleaned or laundered in hot water and dried using the "hot" setting.

"Bug Bombs" or total release aerosol insecticides never work for bed bugs and can be very dangerous when used.
Prevention

The mobile nature of bed bugs limits their prevention. Avoidance is especially challenging in hotels, motels, and apartments because occupants and their belongings are constantly changing. This affords many opportunities for the bugs to be introduced. Householders should be wary of acquiring secondhand beds, bedding, and furniture. At a minimum, such items should be examined closely before being brought into the home. When traveling in countries where bed bugs are prevalent, it might be prudent to examine the bed and headboard area for signs of the bugs, and elevate luggage off the floor. Warehouses, storage facilities, trucks and railroad cars may be infested so common bed bugs can infest homes by stowing away on new furniture stored or shipped from these places. Familiarity may help to avoid infestation, or at least prompt earlier intervention by a professional.

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oh wait wait my bad....let me correct my spelling (building office) don't want miss "to much time on her hands" to have to correct me like this is a school essay.


this is to Anonymous on 03/31/2011

I'm laughing so hard right now. you had so much nonsense to say but couldn't even leave a name to back your bs story up. your from sussex. hahahahahahaha. hey everybody lets put some bed bugs in a jar and unleash them in the sussex bilding office,see how they like it! hahahahahaha then we'l call them liyers.


3/30/2011

I am a tenant in this building, and since a friend told me about my building on this site, I decided to check it out. I find a lot of the comments interesting.

1: Bedbugs in the laundry room: What are they living in or on? There is nowhere for them to be in a concrete room. Nice fantasy.

Ditto for the elevator. It has a linoleum floor, and even if it didn't these bugs are afraid of light. They won't run out & shake your hand, although some people seem to fantasize that this m

ay be the case.

2: I read one comment about the caretaker playing “dum” (I guess they mean dumb), then I read another comment about this woman being completely up front. At least one of these 2 commenters is lying.

3: After reading the comments, I took the liberty of speaking with an exterminator. An actual one, not just things my best friend told me at the club. Nobody “fumigates” for bedbugs. Fumigation is not a treatment for them, and never has been. I found it particularly humorous when the moron followed up with “trust me I did my research”. I never trust anyone that starts out a statement with “trust me”.

4: Apparently we are the bait. The bugs have to cross the poison sprayed in the perimeter of the room in order to die, and they only do that after detecting that you're in the bed. Without you (or me) in a bed, they have no reason to run through and die.
If you leave the apartment for the few days after they spray, you may as well have never sprayed at all.

5: Low Cost does do the box treatment, which means treating all the apartments surrounding the infected suite. They do this since they expect the bugs to flee to adjacent apartments. I know they do this at low cost because I have a friend who is a property manager for a different company (one not managing my apartment building) who uses Low Cost as well.
Great story though, courtesy of “trust me I did my research”. I am a big fan of fiction.

6: Bedbugs are everywhere. Show me a building that doesn't have them, and I'll show you a building you don't know everything about. This is a nationwide problem since they got rid of DDT. DDT was previously used to kill cockroaches as well as bedbugs. When they oulawed the DDT they found another chemical to kill the cockroaches, but nothing very good at killing bedbugs. Since cockroaches are their only natural enemy and the roaches are killed, there has been an explosion of bedbugs. That's the science lesson I received from the second exterminator I called.

7: Most important to me: Not long ago, I received a letter from Sussex. So did my friends in other suites in the building. It stated that if you don't let them treat your suite, or perform the followup vacuuming after treatment to make it effective, you will be evicted.

Who are the people who aren't willing to help eradicate these bugs by being clean? One person even made the comment: “i am keeping my place cleaner and lysol seems to deter them”. I'm going to go out on a limb and guess you don't work at NASA, but it doesn't take a genius to figure out that you need to clean your suite if you don't want bugs. Oh, and Lysol is actually not the same thing as a vacuum cleaner.

8: Yes, I do have too much time on my hands. Waaaaaaaaay too much time. Just like some of the posts before mine.

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All of late 2009-2010... Our apartment was INFESTED with bugs, everywhere, and they didnt even spray all of our apartment. The bugs crawl on the walls in the back stairwell like previously said and the laundry room is covered in them,.... they are so bad that I would be at work and they would be crawling up my neck and legs from the place... Have found them in the elevator and hallway too... DO NOT LIVE HERE!!! DISGUSTING!!!


Had an apartment there last year, bed bugs certainly got in. The problem is that they didn't tell me when they sprayed the apartment beside mine to give me fair warning, as I would have taken the proper precautions to ensure I didn't get them if I had the chance.
The caretaker told me that the whole West side of the building has had them for years and they can't get rid of the problem. I was in the middle section of the building and they at that time (a year ago) migrated there. Now I have a

friend who lives on the east side, and she actually got a warning that they were in the suite beneath her.
The caretaker told me the same thing that I am "bait" for the bed bugs and it would be wise of me not to leave if I wanted to get rid of the issue. Problem was, I wasn't the bait, my boyfriend was, and he certainly wasn;t coming over any time soon. She also told me that there's lots of people in the building who casually come up to her and say "Got bed bugs again, time to spray!!" and then there's people like me who are totally freaked out and never want to see the place again.
The company that Sussex hires (Low Cost Exterminators) is the only company in the city that doesn't have a policy to fumigate the "box" around the apartment (suites beside, above and beneath)... trust me I did my research.
I shouldn't have been such a pushover.. should have made them pay for all the stuff I had to throw out as it could have been prevented.

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Don't you or your Children rent from Sussex, they are not forthright in telling potential renters that they have a chronic bedbug problem in this block that they manage or own. This is deceitful and very very dishonest of them.
They obviously are not dealing with the problem correctly since the posts on here go back to March 2009. There should be some fine or punishment for
property management companies that are not disclosing the bedbug epidemics in thier rental properties. DO NOT MOVE IN THI

S BEDBUG INFESTATION
BLOCK, Maybe the property managers should be made to live in there

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13/01/20011

Bed bugs on 4th floor, sussex says it is spraying. Very worried they are going to move to the 5th floor. health inspector says they have complaints for this building.


I woke up to one crawling on my neck.. but at first i didnt freak out because i wasnt 100% positive it was a bed bug. about 2 weeks later i saw one crawling on my pillow. i immediately called the caretaker and she played dum,i even asked if someone else had reported them and she avoided the question and said they may find something else when they do the fumigating.. in the meantime i was obviously not living in an apartment infested with bed bugs, and then i was told that i had to stay there and

that i was "bait" for the bugs and if i didnt stay, they werent going to die.
SO afterspending $350 on mattress covers and having to throw out my furniture, moving somewhere else and now having to buy all new furniture... id say that its definatly NOT worth living there.

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A while ago I was on the hunt for a new place and this was one of the buildings I viewed. The woman showing me around was upfront about the fact that there had been bedbugs in the building but said that every time it was reported, the rooms had been sprayed and every precaution had been taken against them. I highly doubt this after a) reading the reports on this page, and b) viewing the apartments. I can honestly say that one of the apartments I viewed was the most vile thing I've ever seen.

She informed me that the tenants would leave for long periods at a time and leave their two cats to fend for themselves. The place smelled of cat's urine, there was rotting food and flies on the living room floor, and piles of dirty looking clothes/sheets everywhere. She mentioned I may want to give it a new paint job. Why were they not evicted or warned???!! Anyways I couldn't run away fast enough. DON'T EVER MOVE HERE.

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sept 17

Getting ready to move this apt is infested might be due to not only sussex but the cheap exterminators they hire. threw out bed, couch, and carpet.


I lived in this nightmare building in 2008/2009 for only about 7 months. I washed, bagged, sealed, threw out 1000's of dollars worth of clothing and furniture. Some of my things are still sealed. I have gotten the nerve to take out some things, wash them again, and use them.

I was so scared I would bring them into my new places I have lived since.

It's been about 1.2 years since I have lived there. I have not seen them again.

It's not important that I include the suite number I was i

n...because...if one suite has them..they all do. If you are reading this and are thinking of living in a place that only claims to "have had them" or "only has them in a certain suite/floor" or is doing "preventative spraying" either that person doesn't understand bedbugs, OR, is aware of the severity and lying too you.

Either way - THEY HAVE BEDBUGS RUN AWAY.

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It took almost 2 months for the bedbugs to move back into my apartment, i heard that they sprayed the suite before i moved in,though the previous tenent did not mention anything in our many conversations pre-veiwing. My neighbor on the one side has not had any problems with them at all, but I can't use my furniture and my feet, hands and legs are agonizingly itchy from sleeping on my mattress, and there is no finacial possibiliy for me to replace anything that has been infested, i love my apartm

ent, i'd rather not move out. i am keeping my place cleaner and lysol seems to deter them. how receptive my building manager is going to be worries me the most.

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We were living there March 2009 - July 2009. Shortly after I moved in with my boyfriend I noticed welts on his back & legs & we thought he was allergic to my perfume. But them I started to get them & my father said they looked like bedbug bites. We informed the landlord & nothing was done, then called the city & they said it was an ongoing problem in that building. Eventually we moved because neither of us could get a good night's sleep & we were exhausted all the time. I'm sorry to say but

after reading all this Sussex is not going step up & take care of the problem. You're only recourse is to move & a hint any type of fabric furniture you're going to have to throw out. If it's wood spray every nook & crany with raid leave it for 2 days then wash it off with lysol. Bedding & clothes wash in boiling water. That should take care of them.

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This is the second time i have gotten them I hae asked sussex why they hace not sprayed the whole aptment and they always tell me that there has only been a few apts that get them im not sure what to to but i can not afford to get them again i am a single mom/student I think we all should arange a tennants meeting to adress this subject but i am unsure on how to go about it I cannot aford to move as i have just moved in in july but i am running out of patiance,


I live in the basement. I had bed bugs. this HOLE APARTMENT NEEDS TO BE SPRAYED. this is not only disgusting but embarrassing. because sussex are to cheep to spray the HOLE apartment this has cost me money that I dont have, I have spent over $4,0000 on Furniture, and I shouldn't have done that because I have a BIG feeling the bugs are just GOING TO BE BACK. maybe sussex would like to pay for all my furnature next time.


I live in the frist floor moved in july i got bed bugs within the frist two months the sprayed my suite but no one elses i have seen them in the laundry room


Moved in October 2009, bed bugs in fourth floor suite-sprayed. Bugs returned late November 2009.


This building is completely overrun with bed bugs. My suite was sprayed twice - March of 2009 and again in August of 2009.

When you walk down the back stairwells, you can see them crawling on the walls in broad daylight.

They spray certain suites in the building, but not all of them and the bugs just move around.

I bagged an infested box spring and mattress and marked them as being infested when I placed them outside for pickup. Within a day, the box spring was taken away by a garbage

picker.

I believe the only way the infestation in this building will be cleaned up is to move all the tenants out and spray the entire building repeatedly to get rid of all life stages of the bugs.

The bed bug episode that I have lived through was a complete nightmare and has cost me in excess of $3,000.00 for hotel stays a new bed, etc.

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4th floor sprayed, April 2009


Bedbugs on third floor. Sprayed March 2009.







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