Detroit Townhouse Tenants Say Bed Bugs A Persistent Problem
Monday, January 23, 2012
DETROIT, MI - Some residents in townhouses at the Lexington
Village Apartments say bedbugs are a persistent problem in the
complex. One resident asked not to be identified.
"It has been total hell. I had to throw away three brand new
mattresses, my daughter's bed, a lot of her clothing, my new
furniture that I just had bought. My daughter has had bites on her.
She's less than a year old," he said.
Lexington Village near Henry Ford Hospital is owned by the
Wynnestone company. The complex is funded through Section 8
housing, a federal program run by the Department of Housing and
Urban Development. The government and thus the taxpayers subsidize
"They did come out and exterminate, but it's like whatever
they're using is not strong enough. They're reoccurring," the
tenant told us. "Some of these apartments [are] not clean and it's
A spokesman for Wynnestone says the company works with residents
to deal with bedbug issues. He pointed to housekeeping problems and
the ease with which the bugs travel from one apartment to
The residents say taxpayer funded projects should be held to
"What is [our money] going to because it's not being put to good
use," the resident said.
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