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Should the tenant be charged for throwing bed bugs into the office of the apartment complex?

47.05% YES
52.94% NO

Comment: yes it should be vandalism of some sort from comer by shannon

Comment: landlords have to be held accountable for what they do,or what they do not do from NewCarlisle,oh by phil

Comment: The bedbug problem should have been taken care of by the office. The tenant had to show management how serious the problem is. from Xenia by Pat

Comment: The office should have taken care of the issue. Obviously just spreying with the same chemical isn't working. She should have found where the employees lived and taken them to their home, that's what they deserve. from dayton ohio by danielle

Comment: She shouldn't be charged because it's the managements job to treat the problem and she has a kid as well so she did what she felt was appropriate at that time but it still doesn't mean they are going to do their job she didn't think about the consequences of her actions though....I think it could have been handled in a better way from dayton ohio by nicole

Comment: The issue I have are the innocent workers in the office that have nothing to do with this situation but if this is the only way to get management's attention, so be it. from Dayton, OH by Anita

Comment: I don't know if she should be charged, but I don't understand why she is blaming the complex for the bugs in her apt. Her visitors could have carried them in.....they r everywhere !!!!! from Dayton, Ohio by Nancy

Comment: The tenant has a responsibility to keep it sanitized. That many bugs didn't just show up overnight. from Springfield, Ohio by Catch

Comment: I don't think she's wrong cause nine out of ten the office ain't got them.So I feel she and her baby shouldn't have to sleep with nightmares. from Dayton ,Ohio by Jessica

Comment: She did the same as I would do. Landlords who don't take care of their properties for any reason are called slumlords. from Dayton, OH by Chris

Comment: I think Mt Crest Office Management should be charged for child abuse and violating tenant rights to peace and comfort in their homes that they are entitled to! from Trotwood OH by Cynthia

Comment: I can understand her frustration, however is it the landlord's responsibility to rid the bedbugs. I fell it is a state, county or city problem and they should take action. At least find a solution. Not everyone has money to hire a exterminitor, plus they don't solve the problem. Step up America realize the problem and take action, Bedbugs have no preference. YOU MAY BE THEIR NEXT VICTIM` from Dayton, OH by Elaine

Comment: no she should not get charged its ridiculous and the owner should compensate everyone living there enough money to move out and condemn the place until its bug free. from new lebanon, ohio

Comment: Look people dont understand the frustration of this young lady, she has done everything that she was asked to do, she has thrown away 2 sets of furniture and 2 bedroom suits and for the individual that asked did she bring them with her, no she didnt the manager from her last place of residence faxed paper work to them so she could prove the didnt come with her. My thing is she is a single parent, and is doing this on her own; furniture and beds are not cheap do you think they are offering to help her in anyway. You would be just as frustrated. Her own neighbors are wanting the tv people to come talk to them as well. If HUD can send everyone from the Biltmore to a hotel for 4 days and exterminate the whole building why cant they do that there. from Dayton, Ohio by Gwen

Comment: Why is that bed still in there. You have to do your part also. from Dayton, Ohio by Connie

Comment: No its a living hell to live with them,even if the management said all clear does not mean its all clear!! They hide in the wall,outlets base boards for up to 18 months then come out to feed and lay eggs.Nasty!Their needs to be something done and I understand why she did it.The only thing that truly kills them is heat over 180 I think.They now might know how it feels.Oh and that whole appt is infested they go through walls!! from ohio by bobby

Comment: The apartment complex should also be charged for not having a clean safe environment for their tenants. The tenant had every right to do what she did. It got her point across, right? from West Carrollton, OH by Susan

Comment: It sounds like the landlord has done everything possible to get rid of the bugs. from Dayton, OH by CAT

Comment: I am middle class and live in a single family house. I too am a landlord for an apartment community. Bed bugs are an EXPENSIVE ordeal. We have our residents sign a bedbug free contract before they move in. If they move and have them, they pay treatment. In my case, one of my four kids brought home bed bugs from school or a sleepover. The house we were renting at the time became infested. You don't know you have them until it's an infestation. At first you think it's fleas. Once you change your sheets, you don't look for the bugs. One bed bug lays 12 eggs a day. My landlord (my husband works for my landlord) paid $700.00 for professionals to spray weekly. The problem became worse, they spread from the kids rooms to my room. We threw away all the mattresses and got air mattresses. We got rid of most of our furniture and MOVED. Now we own, but the landlord had to treat our house because we were 6 people living in 1000 sqft and it was impossible for us to do our end and "declutter" so bugs would have no where to hide. Once our home was vacant, the landlord paid an extra $1000.00 for a heat treatment ( they bring giant heaters in the house and leave it at 140 degrees for 8 hours) and killed all of them (the vents, outlets, inside walls, trim....all dead) My husband also ripped out the carpet and put in laminate floor for the new tenant. We took a few bugs to our new house, but luckily, we still had potent professional grade spray (illegal to have lest you are a licensed bug exterminator) We left all our clothes, toys, living/dining furniture outside, vacuumed, sprayed, sun baked then wiped down/washed and dried everything before it came inside the home. We have been bed bug free for 6 months. Life long trauma: My kids still sleep on air mattresses, we bought a sleep number bed with a bedbug proof cover. New bedroom furniture. I check all bedroom furniture, carpet, sofa, anything with fabric on a bi-weekly basis for bugs. If my kids sleep over somewhere, I spray them with bed bug spray called ortho when they come back home. If another kid sleeps over, we explain to parents that their kid must stay outside in the pool with swimming trunks until we have dried their clothes in the dryer for 20 mins before changing and sleeping over. I also spray my kids backpacks after school since they ride the bus. Bed bugs can be brought home mindlessly. One must just know the signs, declutter, and do preventative maintenance. from Clearwater, FL by Allison

Comment: Absolutely! Why doesn't she get rid of the furniture that is obviously infested. We need to do our part when we have situations as this one. I as an apartment community manager have seen residents that work with us and then those who just pick up and move. Do you not think that you are moving them with you? It is not managements fault if you bought something from a garage sale or took something out of a dumpster that appeared to look good but is infested. When I have had a resident with this situation I request that they cut the piece of furniture up or spray paint it. We don't want anyone else to pick it up and take it in to their home or apartment. The person in the management office works for the owner. It is not his|her fault that there is an infestaton. from Miamiburg, Oh by Susan

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