MY NEW APT. HAS BEDBUGS– should my leasing co. buy me a new mattress?

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Question by delia:
MY NEW APT. HAS BEDBUGS– should my leasing co. buy me a new mattress?

I finally figured out I don’t have skin parasites or a new allergy. My new apartment has bedbugs. I am relieved but apprehensive. I heard they can live in your mattress for almost a year without food. I don’t want that! I think my leasing company should definitely pay for an exterminator, right? Should they reimburse me for a new mattress set? That sh*t’s expensive!!!
I moved in the day after Thanksgiving. I don’t think the infestation is very bad, but I definitely do not like it. I am very unhappy.
Bed bugs do not come from within. Inner peace comes from within. Bedbugs come from bedbug eggs laid in the cracks in the walls and stuff. Washing your sheets regularly has nothing to do with it. They do not spontaneously generate in response to poor hygiene.
and no they don’t eat dead skin; that’s dust mites which are harmless. Bedbugs DRINK HUMAN BLOOD. DO YOU KNOW WHAT I AM LIVING WITH?!? I CANT BELIEVE THEY HAVE BEEN CRAWLING ON ME WHILE I SLUMBER

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Answer by sheargenius
my friend had bedbugs… ehh if you get a new mattress leave the plastic on until they are gone

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Jen March 27, 2011 at 9:27 pm

yes!!!! of course you need a new mattress!


Feed the scenesters to the lions March 27, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Are you sure you did not get them from some other furniture you brought in the house?
There’s no way to prove you got them from the apartment.


Stinky_Pete March 27, 2011 at 10:16 pm


Your bed bugs were ALREADY IN YOUR BED……

BED BUGS Do NOT COME FROM Out OF The Blue, they come from within.

So, NO, your apt. bldg does owe you a new bed…..

You need to buy yourself a new bed…. & only you.


latrese1 March 27, 2011 at 10:40 pm

I would even go so far as to look for a new place. Report what is going and be open to their suggestions, otherwise, it could be a small claims court issue.


boobugg March 27, 2011 at 11:34 pm

how long have you lived in your apt. I dont think they will pay for your mattress but they are responsible to hire a exterminator. they maybe able to clean your mattress.


Customs572 March 28, 2011 at 12:01 am

Absolutley, they not only need to rid the bugs at their expense, they need to buy you a new bed.


BM33 March 28, 2011 at 12:22 am

my lease says all exterminations and bug/rodent related problems are my problem and thats on me to get it handled….. if it doesnt say that in your lease its def worth askin the land lord


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