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!<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 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.