Southampton mum studies mattress bug infestation in Albion Towers – Southern Each day Echo


A MUM-of-four says she noticed mattress bugs “crawling” in her child’s Moses basket as she is battling an infestation in her tower block flat.

Albion Towers resident Mary Cove says she has “tried all the things” to eliminate the pests from her first-floor flat.

She has additionally noticed a small mark on child Chelsie’s cheek which will have been a bug chew.


The 37-year-old informed the Echo: “I’ve acquired little blister bites on me. I’ve a 15-week outdated child who was born very untimely weighing 900g, and located them crawling inside her Moses basket.

“My accomplice is being bitten fairly badly so he has gone to stick with his mates. 

“I have never been sleeping in my very own mattress. They’re extra in my room I believe. I’ve been sleeping on the couch with my child in a Moses basket, however my accomplice was getting bitten on the couch as effectively.

“They’re in all probability unfold across the flat.”

She added that she has been having to throw her issues away due to the difficulty, and she will’t at all times afford to exchange them.

“It is a joke,” she stated.

She stated that the block of flats, a council-owned tower block in St Mary’s, is “infested” with the pests.

Mary added: “If (the council) does not fumigate the entire block, they’re by no means going to eliminate them.

“I’ve tried all the things. I’ve sprayed the room with mattress bug spray, however forgot to spray the curtains in order that they did not go.”

She stated she is grateful that her different kids, aged 4, 5 and 6, haven’t been bitten.

Mary says the council have been in touch to say that they are going to be popping out to repair the difficulty, however she doesn’t know when that shall be.

This isn’t the primary tower block flat within the metropolis to have seen a mattress bug infestation.

In April this 12 months, residents in Rotterdam Towers reported being blighted by the bugs, as reported by the Echo.

A block in Swaythling additionally reported the identical difficulty in August final 12 months.

Southampton Metropolis Council stated it’s working with pest management to handle the difficulty.

A spokesperson for the council stated: “Housing Administration is conscious of points with a few properties in Albion Towers the place mattress bugs have been detected.

“We’re working collectively with colleagues in Pest Management and are endeavor surveys and coverings to help residents.”

Residents are inspired to report any points to Central Native Housing.

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