My kids moved to an apartment building in Moose Jaw. They have been there since after Xmas. My daughter in law got bit

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Customer: My kids moved to an apartment building in Moose Jaw. They have been there since after Xmas. My daughter in law got bit by what looks like begbugs , small raised bumps itchy in a circle , basically on shoulder blade and ankle , talked to land lord about the situation and he had fumigator come over and not find anything. The carpet are long brown and shaggy type no one could see a bug in them. We had looked snd found no evidence before but she had bites. He told her that there were never any bugs in his place and they brought the bugs in and they would have to pay to get it fumigated. The kids just moved from my house snd another place and have never ever had any bugs at all ever in my life here,or in the other place the mom was living . He told her it was people coming in. I am the only one they know and I don’t live there, they don’t have anyone come cause of covid , anyway argued with her about her paying for it. , she overheard him talking to the fumigator asking about whether the fumigator got rid of the bedbugs in suite 2!! So he did have bedbugs in the apartment ! Everyone said to call you !! The bedbugs can lay dormant got up to 10 years if they aren’t killed off , so I think there was an issue before. Maybe that’s why the rugs had to be replaced. Anyway what do we do now
JA: The Lawyer can definitely answer that. What steps have they taken so far?
Customer: Calling you and getting bedbug covers for the beds and putting sticky tape down to see what they see
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: They are expecting in a few weeks snd have a 2 year old there too so don’t want them to be waiting till the bugs infest the whole suite and bite my granddaughter before they take measures they are on welfare snd I’m sure they don’t have money to pay when. It’s for the landlords issue
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Please note that the experts don’t text so there may be a bit of a delay. If you don’t answer back for a while I may not be online when you do but I will never desert you and will check back often. As well, as I am working from home it is possible that I will be interrupted but I will always return back as soon as I can.

I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation.

Your kids should refuse to pay the fumigation bill and they should say that they overheard him and they know he's lying. They can tell him that they are very happy to have the landlord and tenant board decide if he prefers.

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He never brought the guy in to fumigate yet just look around and the guy said he never saw anything. So do they get someone in and send the bill to him
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They can certainly do that but he's not going to agree to pay. So if they're going to do that they better make sure that the fumigation company has proof that there were bedbugs there and then they can try to get an order from the landlord and tenant Board.

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Are you saying in the apartment building or in that suite
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I'm talking about their unit.

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Ok thanks you for your help. Well wait till we see more evidence. They got a good vacuum and bedbug covers for the bed mattresses so will keep eye on it and see what happens. I hope it doesn’t become an invasion or infestation before we see evidence
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Bedbugs can lay dormant for years. Him snd the fumigation guy are probably friends having dealt with bugs before by what was said
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It does sound like that but until there's actual evidence of bedbugs your kids may have to wait a bit.

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