City offers resources for tenants battling bedbugs

By Brie Handgraaf

Times Staff Writer

Settling into bed at the end of a long day should be restorative, but for some residents battling bedbug infestations, lying on their mattress really bites.

Mary Riley lived at Golden Leaf Apartments for less than a year before being evicted in August. Despite the complex hiring a King-based pest control company to do regular exterminations for bedbugs, Riley said she was bitten by the insects on a near-daily basis starting in June.

Management said records show I didnt have any bedbugs and I said, OK, but when I went to bed on July 10, I started getting bites, Riley said. They were in my bed and bit me, so I said, No, Im not