Did you know bed bugs are easily spread through abandoned mattresses and can cost you hundreds of dollars?
PCDC had a rental client, Jane Doe, come in seeking help to recover her loss from beg bug infestation. Her family suffered from bug bites and found bed bugs all over their mattresses, bed frames, and dressing table. Jane Doe’s family believed they did not bring the bed bugs in. They notified the landlord, who treated the apartment. However, Ms. A had to replace mattresses, bed frames, and her dressing table. Currently there is no policy protecting tenants from the bed bug infestation. However, there are organizations working to get the city to take bed bugs seriously and enact a policy that dictates rights and responsibilities for landlords and tenants. If you have a story about bed bugs infestation, you can submit your story online at: www.philadelphiansagainstbedbugs.org/
In addition, the City of Philadelphia Street Department requires mattresses and box springs be bagged and sealed in plastic mattress bags when placed curbside for trash collection. If they are not bagged and sealed, they will not be collected.
If you want to learn more about bed bugs, like what they are, how they harm, and what to do to control them, you should attend the free workshop below:
Bed Bugs Basic (Guest Speaker from Philadelphians against Beg Bugs)
Date: Monday November 6, 2017
Time: 6 PM
Location: PCDC Office (301 N 9th St)
If interested, you can register online at bit.ly/PCDC-BedBugsBasics or call PCDC at 215-922-2156
Once you register, we can prepare materials and inform you of any changes. If you have any question, please call PCDC.