LisaEst
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I moved to Aberdeen few weeks ago and renting a flat with my friends.
And we have HUGE problems with bed bugs (( I think they mostly live in carpets(it's thick and really really soft so it's really hard to get rid of them there).
Agency brings some stuff like sprays etc but I don't think it helps.. at all.
They probably won't remove carpets as it'll cost a lot.We'd change a flat(even if we loose the deposit) but the problem is that we can't find another agency - none of my flatmates are from the UK(so there is no UK national bailsman and almost all agencies require that).
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Did anyone ever had this problem?
Can we actually demand to remove carpets or find us another flat?

or at very least may be someone need one more person to rent a flat with I might consider that
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RamocitoMorales
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It just gets worse and worse...
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LisaEst
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(Original post by RamocitoMorales)
It just gets worse and worse...

What do you mean? Renting a flat or bugs problem?
I just thought that it is kind of insanitary conditions and if they can't kill bugs they should provide us another flat. Or not. I really don't know anymore We'll wait till July and then decide what should we do
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I take if it's an agency, you're privately accommodated and this has nothing to do with the University. :confused:

However, I take it you're on a tenancy basis? If so, I'd get onto the agency asap and ask them to sort this asap. Landlord and Tenant Act s10 applies.
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Nownow, let's not have this thread again.

Do what they did in Angela's Ashes.
Turn the mattress upside down.. 'Confuse the buggers'
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They're on everyones beds as well but allergy bed covers and pillows can help with that
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agency is trying to do sth but apparently - everything is useless.
all stuff should be removed and then disinfected again and it will take just too much money and time..
Bed bugs live mostly on the floor We used smoke to kill them about 4 times already but I guess it can't get into carpet(not to mention couch in the living room).
I'll try to wrap everything in plastic next week, including carpets(at least in my room, don't know if anyone else will be up to this) but it'll be awful to live in a flat like that.
we'll talk to agency today but don't really think they like the idea of changing a flat for us
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atleast you dont have celing spiders

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They're on everyones beds as well but allergy bed covers and pillows can help with that
That's dust mites you're thinking of. Bed bugs are a whole new level of ewwww.
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atleast you dont have celing spiders

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That's messed up but nothing a can of lynx and a lighter can't sort out!
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LisaEst
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Does anybody know where can I buy plastic sheetings and/or luggage security wrap(plastic wrap)? I mean not online but in shop?:eek: I won't survive another night without this stuff:eek:






(Original post by ibs137)
atleast you dont have celing spiders
EWWW.
But still I think they are easier to get rid of)
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With-hold your rent, they'll soon sort it. Claim the conditions arnt habitable or whatever. Its your landlords problem, not yours.
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cant bed bugs give u diseases? my mate gary told me they can
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agency is trying to do sth but apparently - everything is useless.
all stuff should be removed and then disinfected again and it will take just too much money and time..
That's the only way to get rid of bed bugs, it would seem. Fully fumigating the flat. Yes, it's inconvenient and expensive.

It's also your landlord's responsibility to keep the flat habitable. As such, it is down to him to get this done, quickly and properly. If he refuses, withhold rent or discuss your options with the local Citizen's Advice Bureau.

I doubt your landlord will simply give you another flat out of this, and the inconvenience of getting it fixed is not good enough grounds to simply ignore your contract with him.


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cant bed bugs give u diseases? my mate gary told me they can
They suck blood - of course they can!
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They suck blood - of course they can!

Actually they cannot transmit diseases like mosquitoes for example. :fyi:
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For Bed bugs you can use herbal treatment like...lavender oil, eucalyptus oil, mint leaves...and many more...you can collect more information about bed bugs from here... read... Bed Bugs Pictures
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For Bed bugs you can use herbal treatment like...lavender oil, eucalyptus oil, mint leaves...and many more...you can collect more information about bed bugs from here... read... Bed Bugs Pictures
Lavender oil for a massive, inflamed bite from an angry blood sucker? Yeah, that oughta work.

These things are hard to get rid of. Allergy protect all bedding, mattresses included and tell your landlord he's not getting a penny until he calls in rentokill.
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(Original post by LisaEst)
agency is trying to do sth but apparently - everything is useless.
all stuff should be removed and then disinfected again and it will take just too much money and time..
Bed bugs live mostly on the floor We used smoke to kill them about 4 times already but I guess it can't get into carpet(not to mention couch in the living room).
I'll try to wrap everything in plastic next week, including carpets(at least in my room, don't know if anyone else will be up to this) but it'll be awful to live in a flat like that.
we'll talk to agency today but don't really think they like the idea of changing a flat for us
Could I please know where your apartment is??? Is this in a university accommodation?
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Bed Bugs Don’t just bite at night. And they ain’t confined to the beds either.

Warning to all
We rescued someone from a poor rental accommodation. We got a phone call and responded. The person needed our help. We brought them home. Our house became infested with Bed Bugs.
Usually the studious kind. Spouse reckoned I am OCD when it come to cleaning. Steam Vac freak. But the Bed Bugs still took a hold. Fumigation of house every three months. Due to not liking creatures in house at all. Insect live outside us indoors.
Bed Bugs did not stay upstairs. We thought. Cominated rooms upstairs we would sleep downstairs until problem sorted. Did not work. Infestation downstairs. Medical equipment user. Ridge up Oxygen Tent to try and get restful sleep. Basically camping indoors. Bugs still managing to get inside Tent despite, hospital disinfection routine. Basically, night time routine became scrub down procedure used in surgery. No use still had problems.
Pest Controllers finally turned up. (It was hard as I wanted the heat treatment) which I heard is the only sure way of getting rid. But no one in our area did it. And they would not come up from the Capital.
The Guys were marvellous. But that gave bad news. BED BUGS ONCE IN ARE NORTIOUSLY HARD TO GET RID OF. I had convidence they could do the job. Spent night in hotel, de-contaminated ourselves. Every stitch of clothing we had went to Laundrettes cost a fortune. As washing machine broke under the strain. All bedding dumped. All Carpets Rugs got rid of. First treatment didn’t work.
Got rid of friends bed mattress, our mattresses and settee. Second treatment, Still signs. Now concerned as went to doctors one had got in my Ear!!! Being bitten every day. Nightmare. Used remedies found on blogs like these.
Short Term use put vicks vapour rub on body exposed. Particularly on back and face (mine the eyes), and arms bare from nightclothes. Definitely feet. Try to sleep. Felt one bite but no more. Peace at last. Trouble is body sweats in night sweats vicks off. Then the biting starts again.
Isphropyl became another routine sprayed clothes and disinfected oxygen tent before getting in. Still managed to get bit in Tent.
Doctors issued anti-histomines for body treatments. They were useless. That’s when I discovered that Scabies are a form of BED BUGS nesting on the host. Not those unhygienic sort honest. Becoming an embarrassment. Threw out the last of the settees and beds.
All wardrobes upstairs went All possessions dump outside so he could spray. Anything that came back into the house was thoroughly clean with heat treatment and boiled washed.
Back garden looks a nightmare. Now trying to find someone to get rid of contaminated waste.
Rebuilding house decided on tiles groundfloor area as it was wooden before. Just in case of re-occurrence. Friend donated furniture to us and we purchase another settee. Christmas coming. Husband avoids friends at work because of it.
This morning got up looked on donated chair so grateful for it. Discovered something. Got husband and friend to check. BED BUG ALERT. Threw chair out immediately. Here we go again.
Carn’t afford this. If we don’t get rid we will lose our jobs as no one wants to infect their premises. Carn’t see relatives do not want to cross contaminate. Docs are not much help. Medication does not work. Research comes from sites like these. Tried homeopathy heard Lavender Oil works to keep them off body. It did the first two times but then they begin to adapt to it. Eventually they ignored it.
Friend, called us as they had lost their job because of it. We are scared we might lose ours and we are nearing pensionable age.

Back to the drawing board with Pest Controllers. Fourth time lucky Right.
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