LONG BEACH, Calif. (FOX 11) - Bed bugs are biting in Long Beach. At the Plymouth West apartments on Chestnut Avenue, residents haven't been sleeping tight since the unwelcome pests were discovered in 7 out of the 196 units.
"One woman has been getting treated since October. She's treated them 7 times," says resident Connie Reynolds.
"The process is unreal. You basically have to move out and then move back in."
Lomco manages the property. They refused to talk to us on camera but say they are treating the infestation and educating residents.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the reddish brown bugs are about the size of a gain of rice, but their eggs are small enough to travel through the stitching in a mattress.
They feed on blood and typically live within an 8-foot crawl of where people sleep. Getting rid of them is a long difficult process - especially for the elderly population who lives here.
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