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Bed Bugs Getting Comfortable in Harlem

July 29, 2011

Would you move into an apartment if you knew that it had previously been infested with bed bugs? I certainly would not, and I can’t imagine a sane person that would. Earlier today, Lily, whose last name remains anonymous on, posted that she has bed bugs in her apartment and in the building; 89 East 116th Street in Harlem.


Besides for the fact that she has bed bugs in her apartment, Lily has to deal with an unclean building where, “the super  occasionally runs a mop and broom down through the stairwell but it’s not enough to keep the common area clean.”


Because of how quickly bed bugs can reproduce and infest an area, many exterminators fail in removing them from any given premises. In most apartment buildings once exterminators begin to use their techniques, these vile pests scurry and spread; this is called the cross effect. The cross effect in layman’s basically means that once extermination begins, the bed bugs will spread to the apartments across the hallway, upstairs and downstairs through the cracks and walls.


The absolute worst part of Lily’s story is that nobody involved with the building seems to care one b