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Greensboro Housing Complex Overrun By Bedbugs

There are 61 comments on the Fox 8 WGHP story from Oct 12, 2010, titled Greensboro Housing Complex Overrun By Bedbugs. In it, Fox 8 WGHP reports that:

Residents living at a public housing complex aren't too happy about some unwanted visitors.

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Irritated by ignorance

Calumet City, IL

#23 Oct 14, 2010
speakup2 wrote:
<quoted text>Not trying to be mean but I just found this on Web MD
"Bite Back Against Bedbugs
Get rid of infested mattresses and box springs or cover them with a plastic mattress bag to trap the bugs. Wash clothes and bedding in hot water, and dry on high heat. Clean furniture and vacuum cracks in wood floors and doors where bugs may hide. Shake out suitcases. Use an insecticide in the cracks of floors or bed frames, but read the label; do not apply to areas that come in direct contact with skin. If you still can't get rid of them, call an exterminator."
Obviously cleanliness has something to do with them. It appears to have everything to do with getting rid of them.
Bed bugs feed on blood, not dirt or food. They are not attracted to filth, but sleeping people whom they bite. Since when does possessing a circulatory system qualify one as dirty? Let me ask you something - Do you keep a plastic cover on your bed? No? Do you bleed when cut? Yes? Oh, well I guess by your logic you're dirty too!

Bed bugs have infested some of the finest hotels in New York, so they do not discriminate. People who live at Gateway Plaza are elderly and/or disabled. They are not just getting a handout. Though the building is subsidized, everyone is required to pay rent. Many of them have worked all their lives and paid taxes, presumably like yourself.
WILLING TO TRY

High Point, NC

#24 Oct 14, 2010
Irritated by ignorance wrote:
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Bed bugs feed on blood, not dirt or food. They are not attracted to filth, but sleeping people whom they bite. Since when does possessing a circulatory system qualify one as dirty? Let me ask you something - Do you keep a plastic cover on your bed? No? Do you bleed when cut? Yes? Oh, well I guess by your logic you're dirty too!
Bed bugs have infested some of the finest hotels in New York, so they do not discriminate. People who live at Gateway Plaza are elderly and/or disabled. They are not just getting a handout. Though the building is subsidized, everyone is required to pay rent. Many of them have worked all their lives and paid taxes, presumably like yourself.
Don't know who you are, but finally you are someone who speaks with a lot of intelligence and seem to have done some research before you open your mouth. Boy, people who knows you, must really envy.

Since: Oct 09

Winston Salem, NC

#25 Oct 14, 2010
Tonya wrote:
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I work in a industry that deals with these types of infestations. So you need to get your facts straight. Oh and btw no one is judging anything just speaking my mind.
Well, what do you do? I explained what I do and that I was quite familiar with bed bugs, in fact in my post I also said the only 100% effective way to get rid of bed bugs is a high powered heat treatment...and low and behold the apartment community in this story is bringing in experts to do just that. Hate to break it to you...I've got my facts straight...ya might want to check yourself!
WILLING TO TRY

High Point, NC

#26 Oct 14, 2010
Tonya wrote:
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I work in a industry that deals with these types of infestations. So you need to get your facts straight. Oh and btw no one is judging anything just speaking my mind.
Sounds to me, you need to find another line of work. Some of the other posters proved you wrong about your knowledge of bedbugs.
vikki

Greensboro, NC

#27 Oct 15, 2010
Tonya some of your finer motels have had a huge problem with bed bugs as well as very clean homes.All it takes is one bug to get the ball rolling.Just because your family is low income does not mean your nasty or do not work.Low income means you have an income.
speakup2

Dobson, NC

#28 Oct 15, 2010
Irritated by ignorance wrote:
<quoted text>
Bed bugs feed on blood, not dirt or food. They are not attracted to filth, but sleeping people whom they bite. Since when does possessing a circulatory system qualify one as dirty? Let me ask you something - Do you keep a plastic cover on your bed? No? Do you bleed when cut? Yes? Oh, well I guess by your logic you're dirty too!
Bed bugs have infested some of the finest hotels in New York, so they do not discriminate. People who live at Gateway Plaza are elderly and/or disabled. They are not just getting a handout. Though the building is subsidized, everyone is required to pay rent. Many of them have worked all their lives and paid taxes, presumably like yourself.
Hey don't get all riled up at me..I told you Exactly where I got that info from..I also know that these bugs feed off of blood..I just showed you what was written word for word on Web MD..Now as long as these people are Elderly I have No Problem helping them out..It is the Young ones that are just too sorry to work that I have a problem with. So you say that NO Young People live at this place?

Since: Oct 09

Winston Salem, NC

#29 Oct 15, 2010
speakup2 wrote:
<quoted text>Hey don't get all riled up at me..I told you Exactly where I got that info from..I also know that these bugs feed off of blood..I just showed you what was written word for word on Web MD..Now as long as these people are Elderly I have No Problem helping them out..It is the Young ones that are just too sorry to work that I have a problem with. So you say that NO Young People live at this place?
From the GHA website: "Gateway Plaza is a senior high-rise community for adults age 50 and over." Now keep in mind, elderly sites that receive federal funding may have residents younger than age 50 (to be classified as elderly in subsidized housing the head of household must be 62 or older in most cases) that is because elderly sites also offer housing to a HOH that is classified as disabled. So, technically, Gateway may have residents younger than 50 if they are classified as disabled.
speakup2

Dobson, NC

#30 Oct 15, 2010
WoodHPU wrote:
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From the GHA website: "Gateway Plaza is a senior high-rise community for adults age 50 and over." Now keep in mind, elderly sites that receive federal funding may have residents younger than age 50 (to be classified as elderly in subsidized housing the head of household must be 62 or older in most cases) that is because elderly sites also offer housing to a HOH that is classified as disabled. So, technically, Gateway may have residents younger than 50 if they are classified as disabled.
Well Obviously Cleanliness DOES have something to do with these bugs. I was NOT trying to be mean by telling you folks what was written on the medical site. I actually checked it out because of your post that it had nothing to do with these bugs.IF it is "Ignorance" maybe someone should tell them at Web MD.. It seems to me that it would be far cheaper to actually have a cleaning service go by this place at least once a month.Keeping the bugs cleaned out and eggs cleaned out seems to help with this problem. I have no problem helping truly disabled people. I DO however have problems with so called disabled people that can manage to have lots of babies even though they are disabled (IF they can make babies they can work). But if you say so, I am sure that None of these types live here.

Since: Oct 09

Winston Salem, NC

#31 Oct 15, 2010
speakup2 wrote:
<quoted text>Well Obviously Cleanliness DOES have something to do with these bugs. I was NOT trying to be mean by telling you folks what was written on the medical site. I actually checked it out because of your post that it had nothing to do with these bugs.IF it is "Ignorance" maybe someone should tell them at Web MD.. It seems to me that it would be far cheaper to actually have a cleaning service go by this place at least once a month.Keeping the bugs cleaned out and eggs cleaned out seems to help with this problem. I have no problem helping truly disabled people. I DO however have problems with so called disabled people that can manage to have lots of babies even though they are disabled (IF they can make babies they can work). But if you say so, I am sure that None of these types live here.
Didn't take it as you being mean at all.....but, housekeeping has nothing to do with Bed Bugs. Bed Bugs feed on blood and are "travelers" latching on to your body or your warm clothes in a suit case for instance and that is how they are carried from location to location. The Empire State Building in NYC along with Bloomingdales Department store are just 2 locations in NYC that have been infested with Bed Bugs in the last several weeks. I've been to both sites in NYC in the past, and they were both spotless...there are no housekeeping issues at all at either of those locations....which should make it clear that housekeeping(or the lack there of) has nothing to do with having bed bugs
LonesomeDove

Mebane, NC

#33 Oct 16, 2010
This is to all the posters that seem to think they know everything, you know who you are. So I will not name names.Has any of your children ever had HEAD LICE? If so does this mean that you are lazy, dirty, filthy? NO! Like head lice, they FEED ON BLOOD as well as bedbugs. When you buy NEW clothes from any well known department store you can bring the critters home with you.They hide in the seams of clothing, purses,anything. Tonya maybe you are employed with an industry tha deals with them, but apparently you were not properly trained or were to busy to pay any attention. What WoodHPU is saying shows he has the knowledge of what he speaks about and the common sense to listen to learn. Maybe you should try doing the same before spewing your NON-knowledge.

Since: Sep 10

Lexington, NC

#34 Oct 16, 2010
LonesomeDove wrote:
This is to all the posters that seem to think they know everything, you know who you are. So I will not name names.Has any of your children ever had HEAD LICE? If so does this mean that you are lazy, dirty, filthy? NO! Like head lice, they FEED ON BLOOD as well as bedbugs. When you buy NEW clothes from any well known department store you can bring the critters home with you.They hide in the seams of clothing, purses,anything. Tonya maybe you are employed with an industry tha deals with them, but apparently you were not properly trained or were to busy to pay any attention. What WoodHPU is saying shows he has the knowledge of what he speaks about and the common sense to listen to learn. Maybe you should try doing the same before spewing your NON-knowledge.
1. If you're going to speak out against someone's point of view, spell check before YOU attack THEIR intelligence. Otherwise, your argument is invalid.

2. Yeah, kids get head lice and people get the occasional outbreak of pests in their homes. It's just a part of life.

3. Would YOU go on television and complain about this problem and ask who's going to fix it? Or would you just keep your mouth shut, fix the problem, and get on with your life?

Since: Oct 09

Winston Salem, NC

#35 Oct 16, 2010
Syrenia wrote:
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1. If you're going to speak out against someone's point of view, spell check before YOU attack THEIR intelligence. Otherwise, your argument is invalid.
2. Yeah, kids get head lice and people get the occasional outbreak of pests in their homes. It's just a part of life.
3. Would YOU go on television and complain about this problem and ask who's going to fix it? Or would you just keep your mouth shut, fix the problem, and get on with your life?
1. Can't argue with that
2. Very true
3. If I was renting an apartment, home, trailer, etc. I would most certainly expect my landlord to correct the problem, it is of course part of any good lease agreement. Treating for Bed Bugs the correct way, can be very, very costly....if it's done correctly, you're looking at $3,000 at the low end...hence the reason it is the landlords responsibility and not the tenants responsibility.
ScooterPooter

High Point, NC

#36 Oct 17, 2010
speakup2 wrote:
<quoted text>It is the Young ones that are just too sorry to work that I have a problem with.
And why is that? If someone inherits a fortune, or wins the lottery, do you judge them as scum as well, just because they choose not to work?
vikki

Greensboro, NC

#37 Oct 17, 2010
If you win the lottery or inherit a fortune your not a burden on working people. If you cannot work due to health reasons thats one thing but just choosing not to is a burden to everyone if you choose to live off the tax payers..
Tonya

Utica, KY

#38 Oct 17, 2010
speakup2 wrote:
<quoted text>Not trying to be mean but I just found this on Web MD
"Bite Back Against Bedbugs
Get rid of infested mattresses and box springs or cover them with a plastic mattress bag to trap the bugs. Wash clothes and bedding in hot water, and dry on high heat. Clean furniture and vacuum cracks in wood floors and doors where bugs may hide. Shake out suitcases. Use an insecticide in the cracks of floors or bed frames, but read the label; do not apply to areas that come in direct contact with skin. If you still can't get rid of them, call an exterminator."
Obviously cleanliness has something to do with them. It appears to have everything to do with getting rid of them.
Thank you for the article.
Tonya

Utica, KY

#39 Oct 17, 2010
LonesomeDove wrote:
This is to all the posters that seem to think they know everything, you know who you are. So I will not name names.Has any of your children ever had HEAD LICE? If so does this mean that you are lazy, dirty, filthy? NO! Like head lice, they FEED ON BLOOD as well as bedbugs. When you buy NEW clothes from any well known department store you can bring the critters home with you.They hide in the seams of clothing, purses,anything. Tonya maybe you are employed with an industry tha deals with them, but apparently you were not properly trained or were to busy to pay any attention. What WoodHPU is saying shows he has the knowledge of what he speaks about and the common sense to listen to learn. Maybe you should try doing the same before spewing your NON-knowledge.
No my children have never had head lice. I have been properly trained in my profession and know how to properly take care of bed bugs do you? Apparently you have not done any research on this matter yourself so before you try to talk about a subject you have no knowledge about then you may want to sit back in your corner and learn. Unless of course you are the property owner of filth.
mexican

Waterloo, Canada

#40 Oct 17, 2010
Wat I miss boy imma go ham if I see a bug even though I is rich I have a big house and a Cadillac wit 24 inch gold rims plus spinners
mexican

Waterloo, Canada

#41 Oct 17, 2010
Tonya wrote:
<quoted text>
No my children have never had head lice. I have been properly trained in my profession and know how to properly take care of bed bugs do you? Apparently you have not done any research on this matter yourself so before you try to talk about a subject you have no knowledge about then you may want to sit back in your corner and learn. Unless of course you are the property owner of filth.
so your kids have had pubic lice?
speakup2

Dobson, NC

#42 Oct 17, 2010
vikki wrote:
If you win the lottery or inherit a fortune your not a burden on working people. If you cannot work due to health reasons thats one thing but just choosing not to is a burden to everyone if you choose to live off the tax payers..
Thank you for your answer (^_^)
speakup2

Dobson, NC

#43 Oct 17, 2010
Tonya wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you for the article.
You are welcome..I am surprised at the people that continue to insist that cleanliness has nothing to do with it(as if "I" personally wrote the article)..GETTING them may not be a matter of cleanliness but clearly cleanliness has everything to do with getting Rid of them.

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