Bed Bugs

By Lauren Nedelman

I just found out I had bed bugs two days ago and called my landlord to let him know and get our exterminators number. He mentioned he will not pay for it. After researching online, it seems like its his responsibility? Our complez has about 12 units. Supposed to be condo’s but no one owns. We rent.

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rey

October 16th, 2012 1:42 pm

yeah same here he said the only way were payin for ext.is if everyone complains .but the he just gives them the runaround to


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By girl_sumwhere

We recently found bed bugs in our apartment. Since it cant be traced as to where it came from –(other apartments in our complex?) , who is responsible to pay for the treatment of the bed bugs . Isnt it a part of property management as a part of maitenance ?

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Peter

July 4th, 2013 5:40 pm

You are actually right, It is your landlord’s responsibility to pay for the bed bug treatment since the bed bugs came from your neighbors apartment. But you may still need to check your lease agreement about pests infestations just to make sure that it is not written there that you have to pay for the treatment if ever there are bed bugs in your unit. If you had already done your part as a tenant then your landlord refuse to do his then you can file a complaint against him.


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By kpflaherty

We signed a lease for our new appartment and are about to move in.(15 days) As we were looking  the place over today when another tennant called us over and informed us that there is a bed bug issue, they showed us the bites on there legs. They said this was an on going problem and the landlord has sprayed several time but they keep coming back. Now what can we do, he never told us about the infestasion, he has our deposit and we have to move out of our appartment in 15 days. any advice.

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Carol

June 28th, 2013 5:47 pm

Hi! I’m sorry to hear about the bed bugs. I completely understand your position. First of all I would suggest that you talk to your landlord about the bed bugs first and give him a chance to find and give you a resolution. If your landlord will not do his responsibilities as a landlord then you file a complaint against him.


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By john

I moved into into a new apartment right before getting married and soon discovered there were bed bugs. When I first told my landlord about the problem he tried to blame me for the problem but did not say that I would have to pay for it. My landlord has called in an exterminator to try and take care of the problem but the bugs are still there. What I am wondering is if there is anyway that I can get out of this apartment because of the bed bugs. Our Rental Agreement started on the first of May, 2012.

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By Erica

In late October of 2011 my fiance and I moved from Southern California to the Bay area due to the military re-locating my fiance. We began renting a condo in the Oakland area. Just after we moved in to this condo I began getting bit by something. The first bites were about a week or so after we moved in and looked like welts all the way down my back. This was strange but I didn’t look too much in to it. A couple of weeks later I noticed a single itchy welt on my thigh. I thought that I was maybe being bit by a spider or something but didn’t see any signs of any type of bug when cleaning. A short while after this bite (possibly a week. I wasn’t keeping record at this point because I wasn’t concerned yet). I had yet another itchy welt on my calf. At this point, I was still convinced that there was possibly a spider on the loose in the house. I did my regular weekly cleaning and then some extra deep cleaning as well. At this point I thought that I should just use one of those bug foggers. I believe this was some time in December. After this I had no bites until January 30th. I became very concerned at this point because I had about 3 bites on my forearm that I noticed in the morning. As the day went on my forearm became very swollen. At this time, my health insurance had not yet began so I just decided to go to CVS and get an anti-histamine and cortisone cream to try to stop the itching and decrease some of the swelling. My concerns were heightened when on Feb. 4th when in the morning I presented with about 6 bites on one of my hands. Two of them became blood blisters. The pictures are awful. I was clearly allergic to whatever was biting me. At this point I became very worried and began doing research on the internet. Some of the articles I read, talked about bed bugs. I was very creeped out by this and began inspecting our bed very thoroughly. I didn’t find any of the signs that the internet had talked about. I immediately did another bug bomb/ fogger on Feb. 6th.  After showing the pictures of my hand to some of my family members, they urged me to go to my landlord. I e-mailed my landlord and told him that I would like to have an exterminator come to check out our place. I told him what had been going on and e-mailed him pictures of my arm and fingers. He gave me the name of an exterminator and said that he would reimburse us for the cost. The exterminator came on Feb. 16th and found NOTHING. He told me that I could call him back for a free consult if I had any other concerns. On March 30th, I again felt an itch on the bottom of my foot in the morning. By the end of the day this turned into a dime sized blood blister. At this point, I felt that the only option that I had was to begin using the bug bombs once a month, continue to deep clean, wear OFF to bed and use a plug in that is supposed to deter bugs. I was so frustrated!!!! I did bug bombs on April 2nd and April 25th with no bites in between. On May 6th I had a questionable bite on the top of my foot. I’m not sure if this was possibly a mosquito bite. FINALLY on May 14th, I was doing one of my regular intense searches around our bed and base boards with my flashlight, and I saw a bug on the base board behind my night stand. Fortunately, I was able to trap it with a q-tip in a baggie. I looked closely at it and knew it was a bed bug. I didn’t sleep that evening and left work early the next day to meet the exterminator at my house. He confirmed that this was a bed bug. He checked our bed thoroughly and found little evidence of an infestation with the exception of one possible encasing. He quoted me $1300.00 for the treatment. I’ve written e-mails back and forth with my landlord and he does not feel that he is responsible for paying for this. He bought this unit as a foreclosure and immediately rented it to us. He told us that the unit was vacant for a year before he bought it and that he had the place cleaned and the carpets steam cleaned. I believe him when he says this but I know that these bugs can hide in the smallest crevices and can also travel between units. I contacted the HOA manager that lives on site. He is willing to put out a flyer to all of the buildings in the unit. We do not feel responsible for this. This was not happening to me in our other place and it began happening immediately after we moved in to this place. Our landlord is offering to pay $400 towards the $1300 treatment. I have read up on a lot of cases surrounding this and it seems to me that the landlord is usually responsible for paying for this. I would like to know my rights surrounding this situation. 

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Tom

May 23rd, 2012 5:58 pm

Erica, it is really a responsibility of the landlord to make sure that there are no pests in the apartment. Since he also gave you his word that he will reimburse you, that is a sign that he knows his responsibility and just refuses to do something, deliberately. Talk to him again and if he still does not respond, you can file a complaint. You will have to pay $35 though, or if you want, you can just report your landlord here in RPA.


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By thedavid

i am a renter in Seattle who has been living with bedbugs for more than two months. They seem to have come from another unit in the complex. I have used many chemicals to rid myself of these pests. My landlord has known about the infestation since I have. To this day he has done nothing about it. I recently recieved an email of the preparations I must take for the exterminators to come in and do their jobs. I was wondering if I am due any compensation for the last two months for my lack of sleep, embarrassment, and overall suffering. Am I entitled to any of the back rent or cost of my personal attempts to get rid of this nuisance. Thank you for your time.

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By Deborah Belcher

we complained about bedbugs,called the building code complaince officer and requested to a file a complaint…..she refused stated she has the entire town to do……..i told her we were contacting the rental protection agency then …that same night we got a 5 day notice to vacate and terminstion of our lease due to having a dog we dont have and never did…..we were suposed to leave today and the landlord said he would give our security deposit back if we quietly well we decided to stay since my daughter has school here with just a few months left and we did nothing wrong but comlain about bed bugs and when i was talking to the carol at the builing code complaince in wheaton she said its going to be very hard for u to prove he retaliated against  you but she said she called and told what was going on why she did that is beyond me she should be on our side here.  phone records will prove that she called and later that night we were hit with the 5 day notice……the owneralso said we movedin after my fiance moved in..not true……my daughter has gone to this school from day one and i was unable to be listed on the lease due to my lack of income so they would list my fiance on there…..but the manager of the buislind walked us right over tothe school which is on the pta at lowell elementary school……….i guess he wasnt supposed to rent a one bedroom with 3 ppl….but he did, we all moved in on the sameday. 

As soon as i found out we hadbedbugs i then asked the neigbors if they do too……..come tofind out the entirebuildingis infested with not onlybed bugsbut roaches too….my daughter was senthomefrom school with a rashthat was not a rash it was bed bug bites.
Both management and owner ignored us telling us we brought them in……… no we did not….there are complaints online from several years ago about bed bugs in this building…..we had to get rid lots of furniture and see other ppl are losing there items due to this.
what can we do since he is taking us to court and terminated our lease for wrong reasons?
The owner said he came inhere and saw a dog…….bull crap he did, there was never a dog here only a cat.

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By KATIA

YESTERDAY 10/01/12 I SAW A BED BUG IN MY APARTMENT I KILLED IT AND PUT IT IN A PLASTIC BAG. CALLED MY LANDLORD SAID HE WOULD TREAT IT ONCE BUT IF THEY REAPPEARED THEN I WOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR THE TREATMENT.CAN I FILE A COMPLAINT AGAINST HIM?

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By Tim

in the state of PA who is responsible to pay for treatment of bed bugs?

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I just signed my new lease on 8/15 I have only had the keys for 4 days when I noticed the home is infested with bed bugs. And the landlord is not willing to pay for treatment. I am requesting my deposit back for the property management company and they are refusing to return deposits and pay for treatment. I have not officially moved in so that means I am entitled to the returning of my deposits correct?

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By Aashmanie

Hey I have a question I have bed bugs in my apartment I want to go to my landlord  but I know that they would not do any thing about it and I don’t know where to go for help

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By XI CHEN

I just move in a new apartment in Brightside Zone Apartment in Baton Rouge for two weeks. I recently found there are bedbugs in my room and I got a lot of bitens. I went the resident office and report this problem and they said I have to pay for the fee to do the bedbugs pest control. But the first week I move in, I got biten on my neck and tummy. Then I went to Yellow Stone for nine days trip. I shared a bed with another girl during my whole trip, she did not get any biten. After I come back, I found out some bedbugs on the Mouse Glue paper which I put on the floor before I left. There are two bedbugs on that paper when I was in Yellow Stone. Right now I was not sure it was me to bring in the bugs or the bugs was hiden under the carpet before I move in. I really can not tell. But I think the apartment complex has the responsibility to pay for the pest control since I just move in. I never had bedbugs before and so did my roommate. So can I get some help? 

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By george

i just moved into this apartment 2 weeks ago,it is bed bug infested..it seems the manager knew of this problem and still rented this apartment to us,ive had to toss most of my furniture,some electronics not to say the money ive spent at home depot to get insectiside to battle this vermin cause the owner refuses to treat the building…what can i do? what rights do i have?  HELP

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By jennifer

I was wondering if it is legal for a landord (building owner) to sell a rental property in the state of Maine knowing it is infested with bed bugs? There are five apartments in the building and all of them are occupied. This is the second time the building has been active with bed bugs.

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By Anonymous12

I live in CA and have a bed bug problem in my apt that was brought in my my neighbor…management did hire pest control and they have already fumigated my apt 5 times in a 3 1/2 month span, and ea time EVERYTHING IN OUT APT  has been bagged and taken out!!!! According to pest control my neighbors apt is one of the worst they have ever seen…they been UNSUCCESSFULLY been able to get rid of the problem…..it is obv to all parties invloved (there are a total of 3 apts including mine) that are infected now….that the method management is using is NOT working!!!! I have already expressed this concern to management and have asked don’t they use a more EFFECTIVE METHOD (THE HEATING TX) as an alternative?????? Of course NO ANSWER…if this spraying hasnt worked yet…after these months…what makes them think its going to work now????? Can i withhold the rent for this???? Does anyone know?

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By Zhyldyz Nurtumova

Hello I moved to my new apartment less then a month ago, and realised that i have a bed bugs. I did not have them when I moved in. Is my landlord responsible for this?

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By Alice

I have lived in this new apartment for 2 months and we have bedbugs, we have been getting bites since the first night we moved in here. they started treating 2 weeks ago and just not told us we have to pay for it. what can we do? we have never had them before and this place has turned into a nightmare. we have roaches, bed bugs and mold problems. can they make us pay in the state of texas? any help would be amazing right now im in such a panic i have a 2 year old and this is all breaking my heart.

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By cmacias

I moved into my apts in feb \’11 and we were fine until about june or july when the upstairs neighbor moved out and our apt got infetsed with bed bugs. i contacted the office about it and they didnt do anything so my mom broke the lease and my husband my son and i moved into a one bedroom in the same apt when i moved in in the beginning there were bed bugs i contacted the apts and they said i transferred them into my apt which i probably did even though it was the same apartments. they said i had to pay for the pest control and i just dropped in i saw no point, the bed bugs stop biting for a while but now they are back again and i called the apartments again and they said i still have to pay for it becasue i signed a contract regarding bed bugs. is there anything i can do to have the problem fixed without paying and without braking the lease? i need help plz someone answer my question!!

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By anonymous

I think I may have brought bed bugs home from work. I rent a SF home with roommates. One of the clients recently has bed bugs, and in the past week or two I’ve noticed I’ve gotten bitten a lot at night.  Last week I did a major clean sweep of my room, vacuuming, cleaning sheets, etc and I noticed the problem was gone for several days. However last night I was bitten repeatedly.

If I have bed bugs, legally, whose responsibility is it to take care of the problem? Also, are there any way to prevent the problem from spreading?

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Randy

August 31st, 2010 7:32 am

Bed bugs are almost always the responsibility of the landlord. However, since you have admitted that the bed bugs came directly from you; then it should be fully your responsibility.


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How does a bed bug addendum in your contract affect landlord’s responsibilities in paying for bed bug treatment? I have noticed dead bugs along the baseboards but there were no bugs found on my mattress, box springs, or head board. Landlord says we brought the bugs in, but our furniture is new and there are no signs of bedbugs on our furniture. I feel like the bugs came from another unit or were dormant in the apartment  before we moved in. Should I contact the county health department to check the surrounding units?

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By Amanda

Hi!  My girlfriend and I just started renting a house together, we both have small children (2yrs & 4yrs).  My friends lease was up the middle of January so she moved in first, mine wasn’t up until March 1st.  When she first moved in we realized there was a major roach and mice infestation and they didn’t hire a cleaning crew!!!!!  The landlord hired an exterminator that came out twice to treat for the roaches and mice, that was unsuccessul so I hired my own and took care of the problem.  We also cleaned the house top to bottom as well.  After 2 weeks of her living there she found bites on her and her son.  The landlords horrible exterminator came back out and diagnosed it as pre-exsisting bed bugs, none of her stuff was infested. YET anway!!!  So we told him he needed to hire a professional for bed bugs because this guy couldnt even take care of the roaches we had to pay out of pocket for that.  So he did as requested and hired a professional after 2 treatments I was garunteed that it would be okay if I moved in.  So I did (luckily I purchased bed covers beforehand).  The bed bugs are not gone!!! We are 2months into this and 7treatments later and still there are bed bugs!  I stayed for 3nights the first weekend I moved in (2/24, 2/25, 2/26), my daughter and I ended up bitten and preschool wouldnt allow my daughter there without a doctors note.   So I am currently staying on my mothers living room floor on an air mattress, but still paying this guy rent.  Do we have any options?  Do we have any rights?  My friend is from another state so she has no where else to stay, she doesnt have any family here.  She is using home remedies like vaseline around her bed feet, etc to keep the bties at minimum.  Please someone help with any kind of info.  We are both single mothers and cannot risk loosing our security deposit.

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By Will

I have bedbugs in a single bedroom apt. and the cost to get rid of them is $1500. My landlord is pretty much sticking me with the bill. After reading up about this, I found out that it is the landlords responsibility to provide safe living conditions and that bedbugs are a parasite which they should be accounting for. 

My landlords are saying that I probably brought the bed bugs into the apartment, however I don’t believe that I did. From the reading I have done, bedbugs can often hide in the crackes and creases of the walls of apartments and be dormant for some time. I’m not really looking for my landlord to pay all the cost, but unless they can prove without a shadow of a doubt that there was no indication of bedbugs here before I moved into the apt, then I think they should help with some of the cost. 
I like my apt managers they are pretty nice and I dont want to cause a huge conflict, but at the same time, I don’t feel that the responsibility relies all on myself. Any info on how to go about this would be awesome.
Just an FYI, I’ve lived in the apt since, Oct, and I started to itch around Dec.

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heres the thing november 1st i moved in i dont have any furniture just my cloths and appliances and i discovered that there are bed bugs in the apartment now i let the office know and it took a week before they got someone out to treat them so me and my child had to stay else where they treated the place friday we came back home monday and thursday night we where awaken from the bugs bitting us so we packed up and left again i contacted the office and they told me the place had been treated again that day my question is….. should i have to pay for a full month rent? and why can’t they give me a new unit, do i have any rights or am i just stuck in this lease? we don’t even want to go back can some one please help us!

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By jethie

In August of this year my sister spent the night with me and was attack by bed bugs and had to go to hospital and be placed on medication for allergic reaction to the bug bite. we found bed bugs in my apartment. I reported the bug problem to my landlord and it took 2 weeks before they had anyone to come inspect to see if the bugs were really there(even though I had given them a pill bottle full of bed bugs). It took over a month before a professional came and sprayed. My landlord chose the cheapest way to get rid of the bugs.I explained to my landlord that I didn’t recently buy any furniture or get any used furniture..only thing that can explain the bugs is the lady that stayed beside me moved out had bed bugs and her wild cats that would run in my apartment(made numerous complaints about the cats and nothing done by landlord). I was 4 months pregnant when bugs found…I explained to my landlord what of my things I was willing to get rid of…They wanted me to move the things myself….I threw all my stuff away in my apartment and have to start over…after three months of my children and I staying with family members(landlord still getting paid 783 rent) I went back home(Nov) and landlord still haven’t offered to replace furniture or reinburse my family when we had to stay in their home…I found another bed bug in my house 2 days before christmas and my landlord has still not responded to my emergency calls…I’m at wits end my new born baby is due in less than 4 weeks and I don’t want to bring my new born or my other children in a bed bug infested home.

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By Amin

Hello

I live in apartment  I saw bed buges  in my bedroom and i told to leasing office  and they 
Side we send inspector after 2 days .this time is second time
And my wife afraid told me we leave the apartment
We can do this or no? What we should to do? T

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Katie

February 22nd, 2012 4:56 pm

bed bugs are a nuisance and it definitely needs a specific resolution. Pest control must use a specific chemical to eradicate these pests. Your landlord is responsible for these eradication as part of having a habitable property. If not then you can report the landlord and file a complain in RPA. This is not just a simple issue.


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By Ilene Morris

My son is living in an apartment, which he has been at for over a year. He recently discovered he has bed bugs and the landlord is trying to charge him $250.00 for pest control. They are only fumigating his apartment and told him if they return, they will charge him again. I thought to get rid of any infinstation, the entire complex should be fumigated? Who is responsible for the charges and isn’t not the landlords responsibility to fumigate the entire complex, not just one unit? He lives in Lakewood, Colorado

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By Erica

I have bed bugs and my landlord is trying to blame me. they told me another unit had them but they couldnt get to us because thet were on the 4th floor . can i hold them liable for not telling us and trying to make me pay the exterminator?

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By binouche

i just found out ihave bedbugs what s goinna happen if i tell the leasing office , will they be able to help

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By ju

i just rented an apartment and found bed bugs a month in to living here from a whole in the rug that was already there when i moved in i spoke with the landlord and he exterminated but the bugs are still here there is two tenants in the building that have them and one tenant is very infested he has seen them one year prior to me moving in here can i break a lease due to this un healthy living condition with out penalty?

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By raimando

Hello,

My problem occured a little over a year ago. I moved into a new apartment and about four months into the lease I detected bed bug bites. I contacted my managing company and we went about treating the apartment. I followed all of their directions; bagged and washed my clothes in hot water and I even enclosed my mattress and box spring in a vinyl cover. I even tossed out a couch I purchased at a thrift store two months prior just to be on the safe side. The exterminators came back several times and it took a while before it seemed like the bugs were gone.

The infestation nevere seemed too severe but the biting was farily frequent. Finally the biting seemed to stop and I didn’t have a problem for almost an entire year after that. It wasn’t until 5 months after my lease renewal that I started getting bitten again. This time waking everytime I get bitten (which is good since I’ve killed every bug that has bitten me). So I called my rental company again and they sent an exterminator. A little more than a week after the spraying I was bitten again. At this point I don’t know where they came from as I have purchased nothing new recently. I am lacking confidence in the exterminators my rental company is providing and was wondering if I should seek a another extermination company. If so would my rental company still be obligated to pay for that service or do I have to use who they provide.

I have also considered moving since I fear that the infestation may be builidng wide and that whenever the apartment is sparyed the bugs simply retreat into the walls. I also have the only wood floored apartment in the buidling which I think might grant the bugs easier access. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, I am also unsure of my rights as a renter at this point also. My company seems to be coroporating but I’m just not sure if it is enough.

Edited on: Friday, October 7th, 2011 8:14 am

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By danielle

Last night I found bed bugs in my son’s room.  I phoned the Manager of my complex first thing this morning and she believes that the owner will make me pay for the extermination, which is very expensive.  Which party would be financailly responsibel, the landlord or the renter?

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By Maria Zambrano

Does a landlord have to let a new renter know that the house they are moving into was infested with bed bugs?

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Bed Bugs

By Fed UP

Me My husband and 1 year old son been living in our apartment for 5months now and recently discovered bed bugs mind you we just got my bed less then 3 years ago brand new and never had a problem until now…a friend of mine who actually use to live in the apartment right before we moved in said that they experience bed bugs to and that they eventually had to throw about all there belonging because the landlord didnt do anything about it…well when i spoke to the manager she pushed off the question about them taking care of the bed bugs since it was infact proven that they were there before we moved in when i finally brough it back up again they said now that there investigated whos responsible for taking care of them since the person that was there before us said they had them to….i can not afford to get rid of my belongs and replace them or to get rid of the bed bugs and since it was proven that they were already there i think the landlord is responsible for it …..any suggestions i just want to know for sure whos responsible for paying for it in my case…i could see if i brought them in but i didnt… i need HELP!!!!!!!!!!

Edited on: Friday, April 8th, 2011 7:37 am

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