Will this bed bite me back?
July 29, 2011 6:14 AM Subscribe
Boston Bedbug Filter: Moving into a new place, there's a nice bed frame and mattress there, should I use it? Also, my stuff is in storage in Woburn at Extra Space. Should I be concerned about bedbugs? Anything I can do to prevent them?
posted by sully75 to Home & Garden (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Just found a funky apartment in Somerville. It's a really old building, turns out I know the landlord who is a really nice guy. The guy who is vacating my room left a lot of stuff, just moved out with a days notice and moved out west. TVs, laptops...and a pretty nice bed frame with what appears to be a pretty nice mattress.
Now I have a mattress that's in storage (I'm also concerned that that could have picked up bedbugs while in there). But I don't have a bed frame. This is actually a really nice frame. The mattress looks really new.
The landlord and the current tenant (who seems totally honest) have assured me that there have been no problems with bedbugs. I did talk to the old tenant on the phone and he didn't mention anything either.
Basically I'd like to use the bed and frame, but I'm wondering if despite all evidence to the contrary I shouldn't?
Sub-question: all my stuff is in storage right now at Extra Space in Woburn. Including my mattress. The idea of bedbugs only occurred to me after I put it in there. What's the risk of contamination there? Anything I can do when I transfer my stuff to make contamination less likely?