Apartment residents tired of the bed bugs

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Updated: 8/04 11:43 pm
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WDEF-TV) Residents at the Rossville Apartments say they are being run out of their homes by bed bugs, and they want action to be taken immediately.

Geneva Roden has bought her mother a new bed and it’s now filled with bed bugs in just a few weeks.

Residents said the bed bugs are running not only on Roden’s mother’s bed but through the several of the units at the Rossville Apartments.

Resident Donald Smith said his bed bug problem began not too long after he moved in.

"About three months after I moved in here I got the bed bugs, and they spread all over my house, all over my bed, all over my furniture,” said Smith. “I had to throw everything away, and I just sat around and itched all the time."

Other residents' mattresses and box springs sitting outside the dumpster in an attempt to get rid of these bugs, but Smith went a little further than just getting rid of his bed.

"I had a guy come in here and paid him to tear up the carpet,” said Smith.

He now has new floors, a new bed, and furniture, and said he still has bed bugs. He added he put himself in debt because of this and is on a fixed income.

Roden said she has bought her mother two mattresses and box springs and that's money she can't keep throwing away.

"I have to get money up to keep replacing these beds and stuff, and it gets very expensive,” said Roden.

Some residents understand they do have a new manager at the apartment, but they tired of waiting for action.

Roden said, "I just kind of hope that people can get this situation under control.”

News 12 was not able to get a comment from the apartment's management, but we were able to contact Lookout Pest Control, who does work for that apartment complex.

They told us, there was a conversation with the apartment complex about treating the problem, but no schedule time for them to come out to actually treat it.
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GoodKnight - 8/8/2014 5:19 PM
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Check out how a self-sterilizing bed performs with the release of 400 bed bugs. Entomologist sleeps with bedbugs to test his invention https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeeafRs5SFo&feature=em-upload_owner#action=share

dahai - 8/4/2014 8:59 PM
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No any other methods dare to claim immediately stop bed bug bites day and night by yourself. Google “bed sized bed bug trap” to convert entire bed into a trap with sleeper as inaccessible CO2 bait. Most bed bug feeding is at night and sleeping in bathtub completely eliminates feeding chance. It is a common sense that a bed functions better than a bathtub if you build sticky barrier surrounding the bed. It is also a common sense that you can eliminate bites at day time as easy as exterminator doesn’t receive bites and it is not important when the last bed bug starve because you have solved the problem on the first day you sleep on top of bed sized trap. Wrong methods kill and feed bed bugs and need months of hard work to determine which speed (killing or laying eggs) wins. Bed sized trap solves the problem immediately and it is not important how many bed bugs are killed today. Mattress encasement is believed as essential DIY effort. Common sense ranks it as stupid as a camper sleeps outside tent and uses the tent to cover/seal mosquitoes inside a bush because only sleeper needs to be protected by bed sized trap or tent. All of successful inventions were developed based on common senses instead of what most people believe. If you don’t trust common senses and search methods based on what most people believe, you will never be able to easily and efficiently get rid of bed bugs.
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