Residents Say South Shore Apartments Infested With Bed Bugs

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Residents of Pope Towers in Weymouth spray their belongings with alcohol hoping to keep them free of bed bugs.
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A Pope Towers resident shows a bed bug she says she collected in her apartment. The housing authority paid for her to stay at a hotel while they sprayed her unit.
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After NBC Boston started asking questions, residents say there was a flurry of activity in Pope Towers – additional spraying, men in hazmat suits removing items from the building and resident meetings with Housing Authority director Michael Flaherty.
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Some residents keep their belongings in the hallway of Pope Towers to try and avoid bed bugs.
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An email exchange detailing problems and response between the Housing Authority Director Michael Flaherty and Weymouth Health Department Director Daniel McCormack.
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An email exchange detailing problems and response between the Housing Authority Director Michael Flaherty and Weymouth Health Department Director Daniel McCormack.
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Curtains from Mary Andrade’s apartment in Pope Towers. She says she found bed bugs in the folds of fabric.
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One resident’s granddaughter. She says the child woke from a sleepover in Pope Towers covered in bug bites.
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Residents in Pope Towers collect bed bugs in bottles and baggies to show the housing authority they continue to find bugs after multiple treatments.
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Residents catalog bed bugs they say they find in their apartments in Pope Towers. By law the Weymouth Housing Authority must get rid of them.
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A bedbug found on a residence mattress at Pope Towers in Weymouth. By state law, the Housing Authority is required to eradicate the pests.
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