Bothered by Bed Bugs, Detroit Apartment Complex Tenants Complain
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
DETROIT, MI - The Problem Solvers go to work for residents of
the Colony Arms Apartments in Detroit. They told us the conditions
inside their building are disgusting because it's crawling with
"I'm bit up. My arm's bit up. I've got marks, everything from
these bedbugs," said Julia Strong. "They need to take care of
this building, get rid of [this] bedbug problem or else it's going
to be a problem with the residents here."
She's not alone. Close to a dozen people who live at the Detroit
apartment complex called the Problem Solvers. They said they've
been dealing with the bedbug issue there for months. The apartment
complex has been trying to combat it with spraying every few weeks,
but it just isn't doing the job, according to these neighbors.
The regional manager didn't want to talk to FOX 2, saying that
she would like to learn more about the problem first. We introduced
her to a few people who called us.
Meanwhile, the Problem Solvers went to work to find the bedbug
experts in town. Rose Pest Solutions told us they're willing to
work with the regional manager to put the problem to bed for
Representatives at Rose are even considering using experimental,
new techniques to bust the bedbug problem. The regional manager at
Colony Arms is looking forward to getting in touch with them to
stop the problem from getting worse. It's so bad, several people
there say they will have to move out.
"It's a serious problem because kids [are] getting bit up," said
Myesha Taylor. "It's coming from each unit to the other unit
because some people that don't have them don't get their [home]
sprayed, and when they get [their home] sprayed, it moves to the
The regional manager is speaking to people who live at the
apartment complex and is also planning a meeting for Wednesday to
talk to the tenants about the issues that they're experiencing.
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