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Bed bugs

Postby Beaver » Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:30 pm

Bed bugs are increasing across the USA. Have they infested your Madison place yet? Here are some avoidance tips:

http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/health/4 ... m-2371120/
Last edited by Beaver on Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Bed bugs

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:39 pm

Do they infest beavers?
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Re: Bed bugs

Postby donges » Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:51 pm

That's a completely different kind of bug.
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Re: Bed bugs

Postby Beaver » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:23 pm

Beaver bed bugs sounds nasty. Uh oh here we go with the word play.
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Re: Bed bugs

Postby jackisonian » Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:22 pm

I had a client mention they had them in town in their apartment and the costs and methods to get rid of them. A couple of grand and a couple of weeks of effort. Big bummer.
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Re: Bed bugs

Postby Remember_Me » Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:16 am

There's only one thing to do when facing bed bugs...

Release The Kraken!!
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Re: Bed bugs

Postby narcoleptish » Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:25 am

From this weeks isthmus:

http://www.thedailypage.com/isthmus/art ... icle=30447

Quote:
" Both building inspection and Public Health can take enforcement action when bedbugs are reported. "Our role has been to hold the property owner's feet to the fire, says Hausbeck. "We know it's not going to be solved easily. If you do it the wrong way, it's just going to keep coming back to haunt you."

Hank says the city ordinance requires rental owners to lose the bugs. "If they don't get rid of them, the tenant would be eligible for rent abatement," he says. "And if they continue to not correct the problem we could prosecute them."


My friend is a campus landlord and he has been dealing with this problem for awhile. He doesn't rent an apartment with bedbugs. Last month he actually hired a trained dog to go through several buildings to find any infestations so they could take care of them. But thanks to the above mindset, as soon as someone moves in and brings bedbugs with them, it's then my friend's problem. He then has to go back in and treat the place (and check adjoining apartments) at his own expense. Then, if that tenant goes out and trash picks another bug infested chair and brings it back, it's once again my friend's problem.

That's fucked up. Oh, but he's an evil slumlord with all the money in the world so fuck him, right?
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