Yorktown tenants battle recurring bed bug problems

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YORKTOWN -

Residents of an affordable housing complex in Yorktown say they're doing battle with a worsening bed bug infestation -- and they say their building management company is doing little to help.

Tenants of the Beaver Ridge Apartments say the problem has recurred over the last five years. 

"You're frightened," says Patricia Morgan, one of about 170 people living inside. "You get up in the morning, get up looking in your bed all the time. It's ridiculous."

JMI Management Co. sent out a notice saying pest treatment is underway in at least three apartments, and that inspectors would visit at the end of August. 

No one from the company was in the office to give comment when News 12 stopped by, and JMI did not immediately returned calls requesting comment.

Some of the residents say they would move out if they could.

"If I could move out here I would, but I can't afford to," Morgan says. 

Others, like new resident Barbara Dooley, say they were given no warning of the pests when they moved in.

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