Monday, April 22, 2013

Bed Bugs in Rogers Park


In July of 2011, when two of my Rogers Park friends brought up personal bed bug stories in their buildings,  I decided to elaborate on how wide-spread these pests have become in our community. This is the 2013 follow-up.

In in a previous article I documented a quick search of The Bed Bug Registery that produced reports of over 30 incidents within Rogers Park's borders. Many of these incidences ranged from isolated conditions such as "getting bedbugs from a used couch" to multiple reports, repeated sightings and refusal of landlord to call exterminators.



6830 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-3812 (11 reports)
6633 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-4610 (2 reports)
6400 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-5336 (2 reports)
1243 W Lunt Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3029 (1 report)
1633 W Lunt Ave Chicago, IL 60626-2712 (1 report)
6916 N Lakewood Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3712 (2 reports)
7738 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60626-1102 (1 report)
6945 N Ashland Blvd Chicago, IL 60626-3312 (3 reports)
7301 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-2215 (3 reports)
1616 W Farwell Chicago, IL 60660-4772 (1 report)
1330 W Estes Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5402 (1 report)
1246 W Pratt Blvd Chicago, IL 60626-4330 (6 reports)




Additional cases more recently discovered include:


6901 N Ridge Blvd Chicago, IL 60645-3524 (1 report)
7222 N Damen Ave Chicago, IL 60645-2410 (3 reports)
2050 W Chase Ave Chicago, IL 60645-2408 (1 report)
7450 N Seeley Ave Chicago, IL 60645-2277 (1 report)
7514 N Hoyne Ave Chicago, IL 60645-2108 (4 reports)
7536 N Winchester Ave Chicago, IL 60626-1513 (1 report)
1964 W Fargo Ave Chicago, IL 60626-1527 (1 report)
7355 N Damen Ave Chicago, IL 60645-2311 (1 report)
7319 N Rogers Ave Chicago, IL 60626-1506 (1 report)
7314 N Honore St Chicago, IL 60626-1502 (1 report)
1705 W Jonquil Ter Chicago, IL 60626-1011 (5 reports)
7738 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60626-1102 (1 report)
7645 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-1310 (1 report)
7600 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-1418 (1 report)
1628 W Sherwin Ave Chicago, IL 60626-1915 (1 report)
1608 W Sherwin Ave Chicago, IL 60626-1915 (1 report)
7402 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-2012 (1 report)
1229 W Chase Ave Chicago, IL 60626-2213 (1 report)
1329 W Touhy Ave Chicago, IL 60626-2615 (1 report)
1340 W Touhy Ave Chicago, IL 60626-2616 (1 report)
1335 W Touhy Ave Chicago, IL 60626-2615 (2 reports)
1320 W Estes Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5402 (1 report)
1322 W Estes Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5402 (1 report)
1360 W Touhy Ave Chicago, IL 60626-2616 (3 reports)
1328 W Estes Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5402 (1 report)
1319 W Estes Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5401 (4 reports)
1363 W Estes Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5401 (3 reports)
1365 W Estes Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5401 (5 reports)
1369 W Estes Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5401 (4 reports)
1371 W Estes Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5401 (1 report)
7402 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-2012 (1 report)
7024 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-3028 (1 report)
7016 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-3028 (3 reports)
1243 W Lunt Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3029 (1 report)
1345 W Lunt Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3031 (1 report)
6972 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-3526 (7 reports)
6954 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-3526 (5 reports)
1521 W Sherwin Ave Chicago, IL 60626-2127 (1 report)
7455 N Greenview Ave Chicago, IL 60626-1714 (1 report)
1340 W Morse Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3522 (1 report)
1525 W Estes Ave Chicago, IL 60626-2617 (1 report)
7638 N Eastlake Ter Chicago, IL 60626-1422 (2 reports)
1435 W Lunt Ave Chicago, IL 60626-2810 (1 report)
1437 W Lunt Ave Chicago, IL 60626-2810 (1 report)
6972 N Greenview Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3414 (1 report)
6923 N Greenview Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3407 (1 report)
1515 W Morse Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3306 (5 reports)
1534 W Morse Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3307 (1 report)
6945 N Ashland Blvd Chicago, IL 60626-3312 (6 reports)
7010 N Ashland Blvd Chicago, IL 60626-2717 (3 reports)
6956 N Ashland Blvd Chicago, IL 60626-3311 (1 report)
6916 N Lakewood Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3712 (5 reports)
6818 N Wayne Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3718 (1 report)
1606 W Morse Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3309 (1 report)
1608 W Morse Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3309 (1 report)
1626 W Lunt Ave Chicago, IL 60626-2713 (2 reports)
1624 W Morse Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3309 (1 report)
1633 W Lunt Ave Chicago, IL 60626-2712 (1 report)
1642 W Lunt Ave Chicago, IL 60626-2713 (1 report)
6814 N Lakewood Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3716 (1 report)
1263 W Pratt Blvd Chicago, IL 60626-4329 (3 reports)
1246 W Pratt Blvd Chicago, IL 60626-4330 (17 reports)
6726 N Glenwood Ave Chicago, IL 60626-4206 (1 report)
6830 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-3812 (24 reports)
6910 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-3808 (6 reports)
6758 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-4405 (5 reports)
6815 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-3811 (4 reports)
6825 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-3811 (3 reports)
6919 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-3801 (1 report)
6807 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-3811 (2 reports)
1239 W North Shore Ave Chicago, IL 60626-4715 (2 reports)



1302 W Albion Ave Chicago, IL 60626-4702 (1 report)
1145 W Morse Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3501 (1 report)
6633 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-4610 (2 reports)
6610 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-4663 (3 reports)
6611 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-4610 (2 reports)
1331 W Loyola Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5103 (5 reports)
6530 N Lakewood Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5108 (2 reports)
6510 N Glenwood Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5114 (1 report)
6458 N Magnolia Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5306 (2 reports)
1435 W Albion Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5019 (2 reports)
6400 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-5336 (2 reports)
1441 W Albion Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5019 (3 reports)
1447 W Arthur Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5017 (2 reports)
6409 N Newgard Ave Chicago, IL 60626-5011 (2 reports)
1063 W Columbia Ave Chicago, IL 60626-4517 (3 reports)
7120 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60626-2915 (1 report)
1249 W Chase Ave Chicago, IL 60626-2213 (1 report)
7015 N Paulina St Chicago, IL 60626-2714 (1 report)
1650 W Farwell Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3602 (1 report)
1616 W Farwell Ave Chicago, IL 60626-3602 (1 report)
1644 W Pratt Blvd Chicago, IL 60626-4105 (1 report)
1642 W Pratt Blvd Chicago, IL 60626-4105 (2 reports)
1636 W Pratt Blvd Chicago, IL 60626-4105 (1 report)
6654 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60626-4115 (5 reports)





What can we do about it?


Clark-Devon Hardware assembled a collection of tried and true products and equipment that can help eliminate bed bugs that involves using the least toxic products for your environment. "While this approach will use chemicals, it will also involve sealing cracks and crevices, vacuuming, applying heat/dry-vapor steam, sealing up mattresses and other non-chemical measures. Ask our knowledgeable staff for recommendations in helping you control this problem".

Clark-Devon Hardware
6401 N Clark St., Chicago, IL 60626
Phone: (773) 764-3575 Fax: (773) 764-4480




The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce recently met with A-Plus and Plus Natural Solutions Worldwide at the Chicago Center for Green Technology, and covered "pine based chemicals to assist in getting rid of pests that won't harm you or your pets. They also have a nice mattress cover that traps bed bugs and kills them. It's even machine washable, for those who struggle with non-machine washable items".

A-Plus Pest Control, Inc.
4120 W. Oakton St. Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (847) 676-3477 Fax: (847) 676-3480




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3 comments:

Bill Morton said...

I informed Ken and Rick about the article and am pleased to say Rick responded with:

'Thanks Bill,

I really appreciate the plug. In fact, I am working with Ken, the owner of Clark-Devon Hardware."

Windy said...

I am a current tenant in 7301 N Sheridan Rd. I've lived here since April 2013. I can tell you that there are no bedbug infestations. The apartments in this building are wood floor (no carpet). They are new apts that have been renovated recently (at least mine has) However, there is a roach problem in the warmer months. When I moved here, in April, I noticed roaches in my kitchen in July. I've used the Hotshot Clear Gel (sold at hardware stores/Menards) and got rid of the ones that were in my apt (can't speak on anyone else's experiences). I have not heard of complaints about roaches since August (it's almost Nov now).

Anonymous said...

When my roommate and I decided to go our separate ways from our Rogers Park apartment, i decided to find a studio. I rented from the 6807 N. Sheridan building and was set to move in mid September since the apartment would not be ready until then. I moved in on a Saturday, but Wednesday I realized I was getting bit. As I was finally about to start unpacking, I found a weird bug in the closet. I took pics of it and searched online. It looked similar to a bed bug but it was brown. I went to sleep that night and woke up to more bites. The next day I found more information online about the life cycle of bed bugs. I realized the bedbug i found was brown because it wasn't full of bug. I called the building management and told them about finding bed bugs and that I needed to move. How scarey is that to move into a new apartment and to get bit by bugs less than a week later? They let me out of my lease and I moved the following Saturday. Was only in the apartment for a week. I was so paranoid after that that i ended up throwing away a third of my stuff in fear of taking them to my new apartment, including my 5 month old new dresser. I was very paranoid for a long time. My roommate and I did not have bed bugs in our building and this new building tried to make it seem as though they've never had bed bugs. When I looked on Bed Bug Registry website, I saw 2 reports for that address. All in all I found about 8 bed bugs as I started to pack up my apartment. I collected them and showed the building manager, he still told me that they did not find any bed bugs as he had someone to inspect my apartment during the time I went to pick up my truck when I moved out. Lies. I showed him the ones I collected in a bowl! I would never rent from that management company ever again! It was one of the most stressful experience in my life!