Bed Bug Epidemic In Rome NY

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Eddie The Bed Bug

Constableville, NY

#1 May 11, 2011
Anyone hear about this problem in the local area? From what I understand the apartment complexes are very infested. Curious to see the response from local people about this epidemic that is sweeping the country and our little town. I heard Liberty Gardens has them, Madison Plaza and The Colonial Apartments on Floyd Ave. They cant get rid of these things. People are having to throw out new furniture once its infested. Most of these people living in these rent subsidized apartments cant afford to be doing that. And the Rome Housing Authority wont lift a hand to help them. They figure these people that live there are poor so it doesnt matter. What a shame. I have an aunt that lives in one of the above complexes and they make her pay to have exterminators come in and try and get rid of them.$100 a pop. She lives on Social Security and cant afford that. And the establishment wont do anything about it. Why do people treat less fortunate people this way.

God Bless
Watcher

Constableville, NY

#2 May 11, 2011
Ive seen some stuff on the news about it. But, didnt know it was here in Rome. They need to take care of it then before it spreads
roman moronie

Flushing, NY

#3 May 11, 2011
You can thank all of the foreigners for bringing bed bugs back to the states
Bug-less

Dover, DE

#4 May 11, 2011
Hey don't blame the Rome Housing Authority- it's not thier fault and I'm sure they are doing everything they can. Don't forget they have rules, regulations and a budget they have to follow. If you are living in one of those places infested, I would suggest investing in some of the bed bug protection products that they sell at Bed Bath & Beyond- it's cheaper to do that than to have to buy a new matress.
Carly

New York, NY

#5 May 11, 2011
Eddie The Bed Bug wrote:
Anyone hear about this problem in the local area? From what I understand the apartment complexes are very infested. Curious to see the response from local people about this epidemic that is sweeping the country and our little town. I heard Liberty Gardens has them, Madison Plaza and The Colonial Apartments on Floyd Ave. They cant get rid of these things. People are having to throw out new furniture once its infested. Most of these people living in these rent subsidized apartments cant afford to be doing that. And the Rome Housing Authority wont lift a hand to help them. They figure these people that live there are poor so it doesnt matter. What a shame. I have an aunt that lives in one of the above complexes and they make her pay to have exterminators come in and try and get rid of them.$100 a pop. She lives on Social Security and cant afford that. And the establishment wont do anything about it. Why do people treat less fortunate people this way.
God Bless
Bed bugs have been a problem for years. Rome isn't the only place that has them. And it's not just apartments. They have even found them in stores like walmart, motels, airplanes etc. When you travel they said that you should should be very careful to wash all your clothes. And check suitcases. They're nasty and you can't get rid of them. Even an exterminator can't get rid of them. Yuck!
loser

Constableville, NY

#6 May 12, 2011
listen to daddy ................. i met some girls in utica they live at kennedy plaza they got bedbugs after they moved in . THEY SUED AND WON 1700$ PLUS FREE RENT . ahhhh ha i bet rome housing doesnt want this getting out .so sue them and youll win they are responsibe to provide decent housing just like any other landlord
Hotline

Constableville, NY

#9 May 16, 2011
Housing Discrimination Hotline 800-669-9777 Provides information for callers about Fair Housing Rights. Records consumer complaints of unfair treatment or discrimination. In English and Spanish.
Hotline

Constableville, NY

#10 May 16, 2011
Filing Your Housing Discrimination Complaint Online

Federal law prohibits housing discrimination based on your race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or disability. If you have been trying to buy or rent a home or apartment and you believe your rights have been violated, you can file your fair housing complaint online.



Privacy Statement: The information requested in this form will be used to investigate and process housing discrimination complaints. It may be disclosed to the U.S. Department of Justice for its use in the filing of pattern and practice suits of housing discrimination or the prosecution of the person(s) who committed the discrimination where violence is involved; and to State or local fair housing agencies that administer substantially equivalent fair housing laws for complaint processing. Though disclosure of the information is voluntary, failure to provide some or all of the requested information will result in the delay or denial of help with your housing discrimination complaint.
Bare Knuckle Betty

Constableville, NY

#11 May 16, 2011
If, after investigating your complaint, HUD finds reasonable cause to believe that discrimination occurred, it will inform you. Your case will be heard in an administrative hearing within 120 days, unless you or the respondent want the case to be heard in Federal district court. Either way, there is no cost to you.
The Administrative Hearing:

If your case goes to an administrative hearing HUD attorneys will litigate the case on your behalf. You may intervene in the case and be represented by your own attorney if you wish. An Administrative Law Judge (ALA) will consider evidence from you and the respondent. If the ALA decides that discrimination occurred, the respondent can be ordered:

* To compensate you for actual damages, including humiliation, pain and suffering.
* To provide injunctive or other equitable relief, for example, to make the housing available to you.
* To pay the Federal Government a civil penalty to vindicate the public interest. The maximum penalties are $16,000 for a first violation and $65,000 for a third violation within seven years.
* To pay reasonable attorney's fees and costs.

Federal District Court

If you or the respondent choose to have your case decided in Federal District Court, the Attorney General will file a suit and litigate it on your behalf. Like the ALA, the District Court can order relief, and award actual damages, attorney's fees and costs. In addition, the court can award punitive damages.
In Addition

You May File Suit: You may file suit, at your expense, in Federal District Court or State Court within two years of an alleged violation. If you cannot afford an attorney, the Court may appoint one for you. You may bring suit even after filing a complaint, if you have not signed a conciliation agreement and an Administrative Law Judge has not started a hearing. A court may award actual and punitive damages and attorney's fees and costs.
Other Tools to Combat Housing Discrimination:

If there is noncompliance with the order of an Administrative Law Judge, HUD may seek temporary relief, enforcement of the order or a restraining order in a United States Court of Appeals.

The Attorney General may file a suit in a Federal District Court if there is reasonable cause to believe a pattern or practice of housing discrimination is occurring.
suzieQ

Brooklyn, NY

#12 Jun 1, 2011
well i lived in liberty gardens and i didnt and still dont have bed bugs..or any other kinda bug
Pappy

Rome, NY

#13 Jun 2, 2011
suzieQ wrote:
well i lived in liberty gardens and i didnt and still dont have bed bugs..or any other kinda bug
IN THE 1970'S THEY WERE INFESTED WITH COCKROACHES.
bored with bed bugs

New York, NY

#14 Jun 3, 2011
Are you living with bedbugs? Do they keep you awake at night? Do they help pay the rent? Well my friends if this is your situation, we have the solution! Don't be down about it! Put them to work! Bedbugs are very smart and can actually be trained just like dogs! You can teach them to sit, roll over, fetch, and you can even teach them to race!

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Get a Life

Syracuse, NY

#15 Jun 3, 2011
In keeping with the Housing Discrimination...they can't evict you for having bed bugs. Just tell them they are your service animals. Go ahead and order your Bed Bug entertainment pack!
scummy

Rome, NY

#16 Jun 3, 2011
Yeah they are coming from the Evanchiews on East Dominick Street .They are nothing but trash and brought the bed bugs in from Utica . Got to love white trash ! Go back to Utica No one in Rome wants you here nothing but trash sense you moved to Rome. Go back to Utica you trashy white people!
all morons

New York, NY

#17 Jun 4, 2011
scummy wrote:
Yeah they are coming from the Evanchiews on East Dominick Street .They are nothing but trash and brought the bed bugs in from Utica . Got to love white trash ! Go back to Utica No one in Rome wants you here nothing but trash sense you moved to Rome. Go back to Utica you trashy white people!
Now let's look a little closer...
scummy wrote:
you trashy white people!
Do I detect racism here?
to funny

Oneida, NY

#18 Jun 4, 2011
It don't sound racist to me. It just says that they are trashy white people. It is stating that they are of the white race. They are trash.
justagirl

Rome, NY

#19 Jun 4, 2011
Yes it's racism because it is blaming the white people for being trashy
Jessica

Oneida, NY

#20 Jun 4, 2011
Do you know Holly ? She gives white people a bad name. They really do . They are nothing but trash. White trash is to nice for these people. They are the lowest a person can go . Just go look at them. Last I knew they were living across the street from Mike Jrs. She weighs about 250-280 and out side in a 2 piece laying on chair like she is some hot stuff.Yup ok Holly go look in the mirror.
Makes Bed Bugs Dead Bugs

Constableville, NY

#21 Jun 4, 2011
I have become a bed bug expert having finally killed my last one about a month ago. I had them for about seven-to-eight months before I became really determined to eradicate all of them. I was at a hotel shortly before I noticed them in my home. My home is clean, so I'll assume that I got them from this hotel. This was my first and hopefully last encounter with these pests.

I used the Internet to learn how to get rid of them. The key is 91% Isopropyl Alcohol which can be purchased at Walmart or any drugstore. It is better known as rubbing alcohol. Be sure to get the 91% and not the 70%.

You will also need an empty and cleaned spray bottle like Windex, Fantastic, etc. Fill the spray bottle with the rubbing alcohol and put the sprayer part back on. Reuse this bottle until you are sure that you have killed all the bed bugs.

When you see a bed bug, spray it with just a small spray and it will be instantly killed. You need to be vigilant because it will take awhile to get rid of them all.

If they are in your mattress, you may have to replace it or keep killing them. This could take a very long time. I decided to replace my very old box-spring and mattress with new ones, leaving the plastic wrapping on them. The bed bugs were unable to get inside the new box-spring and mattress because the plastic is too thick for them to penetrate.

You should also wash your bedsheets and other clothes in hot water. Don't wash your pillows, just dry them in a clothes dryer. Bedbugs die in temperatures of 113 degrees Fahrenheit or more when exposed for at least fifteen minutes. You can also try the steam from a steam iron on your mattress to kill any bed bugs inside of it.

Bed bugs and their nests are very ofter within fifteen-feet of where they feed (on you by "biting" for your blood.) They like hard spots, like behind your headboard. So, you will have to move your bed or other furniture around to spot and then kill them. They got into a Lazy-Boy chair and I had to flip the chair upside down regularly and inspect it to eventually kill them. I knew that I finally killed them all when I would wake-up without any bite areas on my body that itched.

If the bed bug is dark red colored (like blood) that means that they have eaten. If they are translucent, they have yet to feed. Whatever the color, spray them.....spray them.....spray them with the rubbing alcohol.

Bed bug nests look somewhat like spiderwebs with small white dots that look like tiny snowballs. They are usually on hard surfaces. You need to scrub them off the surface and then vacuum the area thereafter. You should also regularly vacuum all of your rugs just in case they hide in there and to get rid of the ones that you already killed.

If you stay vigilant, you have a very good chance of getting rid of them rather quickly. You probably can do it in less time than I did because it took me quite awhile to learn all their hiding places and what to actually look for regarding their nests.

One last bit of advice. If you are not sure it is a bed bug that you are seeing, spray it anyway. I have killed quite a few with that tactic.

If you need anymore help, just ask me, the Dead Bug Man.
Yankee

New York, NY

#22 Jun 4, 2011
Makes Bed Bugs Dead Bugs wrote:
I have become a bed bug expert having finally killed my last one about a month ago. I had them for about seven-to-eight months before I became really determined to eradicate all of them. I was at a hotel shortly before I noticed them in my home. My home is clean, so I'll assume that I got them from this hotel. This was my first and hopefully last encounter with these pests.
I used the Internet to learn how to get rid of them. The key is 91% Isopropyl Alcohol which can be purchased at Walmart or any drugstore. It is better known as rubbing alcohol. Be sure to get the 91% and not the 70%.
You will also need an empty and cleaned spray bottle like Windex, Fantastic, etc. Fill the spray bottle with the rubbing alcohol and put the sprayer part back on. Reuse this bottle until you are sure that you have killed all the bed bugs.
When you see a bed bug, spray it with just a small spray and it will be instantly killed. You need to be vigilant because it will take awhile to get rid of them all.
If they are in your mattress, you may have to replace it or keep killing them. This could take a very long time. I decided to replace my very old box-spring and mattress with new ones, leaving the plastic wrapping on them. The bed bugs were unable to get inside the new box-spring and mattress because the plastic is too thick for them to penetrate.
You should also wash your bedsheets and other clothes in hot water. Don't wash your pillows, just dry them in a clothes dryer. Bedbugs die in temperatures of 113 degrees Fahrenheit or more when exposed for at least fifteen minutes. You can also try the steam from a steam iron on your mattress to kill any bed bugs inside of it.
Bed bugs and their nests are very ofter within fifteen-feet of where they feed (on you by "biting" for your blood.) They like hard spots, like behind your headboard. So, you will have to move your bed or other furniture around to spot and then kill them. They got into a Lazy-Boy chair and I had to flip the chair upside down regularly and inspect it to eventually kill them. I knew that I finally killed them all when I would wake-up without any bite areas on my body that itched.
If the bed bug is dark red colored (like blood) that means that they have eaten. If they are translucent, they have yet to feed. Whatever the color, spray them.....spray them.....spray them with the rubbing alcohol.
Bed bug nests look somewhat like spiderwebs with small white dots that look like tiny snowballs. They are usually on hard surfaces. You need to scrub them off the surface and then vacuum the area thereafter. You should also regularly vacuum all of your rugs just in case they hide in there and to get rid of the ones that you already killed.
If you stay vigilant, you have a very good chance of getting rid of them rather quickly. You probably can do it in less time than I did because it took me quite awhile to learn all their hiding places and what to actually look for regarding their nests.
One last bit of advice. If you are not sure it is a bed bug that you are seeing, spray it anyway. I have killed quite a few with that tactic.
If you need anymore help, just ask me, the Dead Bug Man.
Hey, thanks for the tips. I don't have 'em, and I certainly don't want 'em! Forwarned is forearmed!

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