About Me!

My photo
Every City, Every State
I come packaged small and tight, so I can fit anywhere! (under your arm, in a handbag...) <a I am made of 100% Recycled Material, Polypropyline. I am soft and comfy (good to sleep with.) I am disposable, and inexpensive, especially when bought in bulk. My top and bottom are stretchy to adjust to almost any seat. I can be Black, White or Gray. If you request other colors I may surprise you with it! Check us out! BugOff Seat Covers

Search This Blog

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Just one of many scary bed bugs stories

RENTER: "When you wake up covered in bugs, something is wrong"

Posted: Aug 31, 2011 12:04 AM EST  
Updated: Aug 31, 2011 7:28 AM EST  
Posted By WRCB Staff
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - A Chattanooga family says their apartment home is infested with bed bugs.
Lenora Millrang has lived at The View apartments off I-24 overlooking downtown Chattanooga for the last two years.
"I mean when you wake up at 4:00 in the morning and you're covered with bugs, something is wrong," said Millrang.
Millrang's niece, who did not want her face shown, has lost count of the bites that stretch from her back to her toes, making everything in between itch.
Minutes before she talked to Channel 3 outside the family's apartment, the young woman scooped a bed bug from the kitchen counter to show us what caused her scars.
"That's about the smallest one I've ever seen," she said, referring to the dead bed bug on a sheet of notebook paper, about the size of a watermelon seed.
Millrang says she spotted the first bed bug a few months after moving in.
"If one apartment has got them, they've all got them," she said.
The company that used to own the complex, named for its scenic view of Chattanooga, tried to get rid of the bugs.
"They came out and sprayed four or five times," said Millrang, "they never got rid of them."
A new property manager now operates the facility. They too have sprayed, most recently last week. Millrang says that is why her belongings have made a home on her patio.
"I've been doing this for two years, I have complained and complained and lost furniture," she said, tearing up, "I had to take all our clothes (to the dry cleaners), it cost me $400, money I won't get back."
The majority of first level units are empty. Millrang says she's been told everyone may have to move out, but she's not sure where she would go.
"I have no where else to go," she said, "I live on a fixed income."
A property employee talked to Channel 3 by phone Tuesday and assures us they are doing everything they can to exterminate the problem.


No comments:

Post a Comment