PITTSBURGH - Dozens of residents at a
Pittsburgh apartment building have been battling bedbugs for
A resident of the Bidwell Apartments on Sheffield Street in
Manchester said the infestation is getting worse by the day.
"I couldn't eat for two days because I was so nauseous," the
anonymous man said. "This is ridiculous."
The man said both of his arms are covered with red bumps from
bedbug bites he got inside his own home.
"Allegheny General Hospital told me I was infested with
bedbugs," another anonymous resident said. "I didn't ask for this
when I moved here a year ago."
Tenants said the problem is so bad that they've had to throw
away their furniture. They also said the Pittsburgh Housing
Authority, which owns the high rise, isn't doing enough to
eradicate the bugs.
Officials at the Housing Authority said the entire building was
sprayed for bedbugs in October and as new complaints come in,
they're being dealt with.
The Housing Authority also said they will assist tenants who
have to throw away their furniture.