Landlord Ordered by Court to Fight Bed Bugs

A landlord whose apartments were described by a judge as having abhorrent living conditions was ordered to deal with multiple bed bug infestations recently. In all eight of the landlords buildings were put under a receiver responsible for bringing them up to code; of those, seven had bed bug infestations.

The fact that so many buildings were infested with bed bugs led to a logistical problem for the landlord and the justice system as approximately 500 tenants needed pest control services. Not only did accommodation and food have to be found for the tentants, but they also had to deal with the possibility of the tenants bringing bed bugs with them – either to their accommodations or on their belongings back into the apartments once they had been treated.

A San Diego landlord faces court action over bed bug infestations

Although in this case the bed bugs were but one part of a much larger case involving the landlord’s buildings and the condition they were in it is still remarkable that so many apartments at once needed to be taken care of. Worse yet, the landlord in question was sued about bed bug infestations in 2013 as well. In that lawsuit twelve plaintiffs alleged that the buildings were full of bed bugs, cockroaches, and a number of other pests. Unfortunately for tenants it seems that five years later not much had been done to change the conditions that hundreds were living in.

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  1. Mary
    Mary says:

    I once had been living in an apartment that had bed bugs…but the treatment requires that you should wash and dry your clothes, on the highest or hottest temperatures…they did that, but it only shrunk and faded my good clothes so much, that I was forced to buy new clothes…only to have my boss do the same to the new wardrobe and already had shrunk and faded some the new clothes..i was so upset after being sequestered only to be quarantined and treated for bed bugs…now I’m upset because I miss half of my good clothes…because the extermination crew, had to throw them out including a bag full, of my Halloween costumes, had to be trashed!…now I heard that steam can help kill them, because stream is hot!,…I just want this bed bug nightmare to end!…period.

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  2. Tommie Gibson
    Tommie Gibson says:

    The bed bugs are very harmful, as it causes skin infection to humans. And it also transmits the diseases. They are generally found in the beds or the place where you sleep or take rest. It is very important to keep such places clean. The company like pest exterminators Roseville CA https://www.rosevillecapestcontrol.com provides the best services of pest control in various locations at the best deals.

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