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‘1414 Gave Bochurim Bed Bugs’

Bochurim who spent Tishrei in Crown Heights said they returned home with bed bugs contracted from staying at the 1414 dormitory. Full Story

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October 25, 2017 3:11 pm

Wherevr they go, they will take the bugs with them. Make sure the clothes, etc are thouroughly rid of these bugs or the situation will become worse.

to number 26
October 24, 2017 8:45 pm

i wrote number 12, yes i am aware that it is throughtout the whole brooklyn, thank you for bringing that up.

what i was saying is that if 1414 doesnt get taken care of then it can spread… meaning that its a crown heights issue to take care of 1414.

to the bochurim
October 24, 2017 5:34 pm

pleas take car of that o prpblem and if you will bring that to 770 its ni mins cas veshalom gonna spray all over

Guests are not allowed there
October 24, 2017 3:55 pm

Interesting… But 1414 only has people on a long term (yearly) basis, it is not a hostel for guests. In fact, if you bring an unauthorized person to sleep in your room you face eviction for not following the rules… So no guest actually belongs there! Only people that would have just left are this past years kevytza guys which most of them leave at the end of this week!

October 24, 2017 1:26 pm

You can see BB in a 5star hotel, they hide in your luggage and take a ride with you wherever you go and then home, they like to feed on blood, they like to hide in your mattresses and pillows and your furniture and anything that is wood, the best thing you could do is when you get home from traveling is wash your clothes in hot water and put the dryer on hot, and try using mattresses protectors, the same for your pillows, there is a lot of information out there on the web, about controlling BB

its not an issue unique to israeli bochurim
October 24, 2017 12:30 pm

American yeshivos which have lots of out of town bochurim get bed bugs from time to time as well. That’s part of having many people from all over the world (or all over the country) travel and congregate in one place (dormitory). The most we can do is daven, be careful, and inform the yeshiva AS SOON AS EVEN ONE BEDBUG IS SEEN. it is not anybody’s fault. bed bugs can latch on to ones luggage anytime, anywhere. I know there may be people who will attempt to use this story as another reason to push out and not welcome… Read more »

To #12
October 24, 2017 11:07 am

Bed bugs aren’t just a CH issue, it’s a major Bklyn issue, there are bed bugs all over Bklyn. I had in my apt a bed bug infestation it turns out that the landlord had 5 other buildings in different parts of Bklyn with the same issue, go anywhere in Bklyn u will see tons & tons of bed bug busters / exterminators advertisements , so to say it’s a CH issue is an understatement, it’s a Bklyn issue through & though, ty for sharing

wake up!
October 24, 2017 10:05 am

The bed bugs were there before Tishrei. The adm probably decided to wait til after the old kvutza left to address the issue. In the meantime, bochurim in the dorm are suffering and the bedbugs were brought as gifts to many more homes. Thank you COL for making it harder for the adm to keep ignoring the issue, and please continue to update the community on any steps taken to correct this horrible situation.

Not nice
October 24, 2017 10:05 am

To spread rumors after you were hosted somewhere for a month. Bed bugs can come from anywhere. Bed bugs come from Hashem! Maybe his parents should have come with him and rented a hotel like a mentch.

October 24, 2017 9:28 am

When I was there 35 years ago we didn’t have that problem so I’m wondering who brought the problem

Neighbors of the block
October 24, 2017 9:22 am

take care of the matter before the infestation will be Chas VShalom all over with court case !!

hard to get rid of
October 24, 2017 9:04 am

my daughter has bed bugs in her house and is trying so hard to get rid of them. They have to get rid of the mattreses, sofas, etc.
The need to leave the apt for several days while the pesticide is in the place.
It is easy to get infested; very difficult to get rid of the infestation.

To #1
October 24, 2017 3:20 am

Did anyone appointed you to decide who should come here and who sholdn’d, does Crown Heights belong to you?
What kind of talk is that, this are the Rebbes guests,
If you don’t like them just leave, if anything you shouldn’t be here,

l'm aware that ceder oil
October 24, 2017 1:07 am

is very effective in getting rid of them, oogle, there are web sites

CH Bubby
October 23, 2017 10:52 pm

Everyone needs to walk out wearing freshly washed clothing. Then do the heat treatment in the whole building. Expensive but probably the only way to get rid of them.

Be Prepared
October 23, 2017 10:36 pm

Whenever my kids come home from camp or yeshiva, all of the clothing, bedding etc.. goes straight into the washer. Suits are taken to the dry cleaner. We wipe down the suitcases and spray them with alcohol. Anything that can’t go into the washing machine (including seforim) is sealed in a plastic bag with pesticide packets. We learned the hard way, when our son brought home bedbugs from Yeshiva. We had to get rid of mattresses, some bed frames etc.. and fumigate our house.

October 23, 2017 10:31 pm

I personally had the one in charge if 1414 take care of my room and rid it of bed bugs. He goes out of his way to maintain the place, and buys new mattresses whenever there’s a problem

Big Z Schapiro
October 23, 2017 10:25 pm

#9 I agree with you a hundred percent job well done

October 23, 2017 10:25 pm

Bed bugs aren’t observed until 8 weeks after they are brought into a home. How are they finding them so quickly? Not so likely.

Cheap cost.....
October 23, 2017 10:04 pm

1414 was treated multiply time???? With bed guys! Bed extraminator why its back every time???? And i wonder to know how come the israely bring it????!!!!! Its all over ny city…..is israely in cc in Wiliamsburg?! In office in manhattan?! Face the fact that 1414 never was treated the way it should!!!! For help call damenik 917- 4161308 he will stop it!!! He did it in the past and save lots of problem….yes ots not cost $150 its cost more but its worth it.

This is a problem
October 23, 2017 10:00 pm

That means that nobody can invite these bochrim to their homes for shabbos meals, as the might be bringing in a bedbug. And one bedbug can reproduce.

All their clothes need to be washed the propper way, all the furniture may have to be thrown out (depending on how bad it is)

Someone please take care of this, as its not just a 1414 issue, its a crown heights issue!

Just saying
October 23, 2017 9:57 pm

Slept in 1414 for few years and the administrator was amazing
Always taking care of our needs with smile

to #8
October 23, 2017 9:19 pm

the guys on the floor are the new kevutza that doesn’t get beds until the old kevutza leaves after tishrei. there are some guests that end up sleeping there but it is unofficial and against the rules

October 23, 2017 8:53 pm

Omg!!!! Ahavas Israel!!!
They are israelies but they still your brothers…

To number #6:
October 23, 2017 8:48 pm

You are the one who has the inaccurate info, I’m afraid. I personally saw plenty of Tishrei guests having their sleeping quarters set up in the floors of three 1414 dorm rooms. Each room was required to host some guests.

bed bug removing
October 23, 2017 8:45 pm

its a difficult procedre

October 23, 2017 8:29 pm

Bochurim that come for Tishrei don’t stay in the 1414 dorm, only American bochurim that stay for the year, Kvutza of the previous year and the new Kvutza of the coming year, no Tishrei guests dorm in 1414.

It is possible that there are bed bugs in the dorm, however the information posted here is not accurate.

It will quickly get out of control ch"v
October 23, 2017 8:28 pm

These boys are from all over the world. It’s such a huge risk to have them leave and infest their homes in all corners of the world ch”v. It’s so easy to catch after that it can ch”v spread to a neighborhood… Just by being a guest in someone’s house they can bring it home.

October 23, 2017 8:09 pm

1414 has been treated multiple times. Maybe it’s the bachurim from Israel bringing bed bugs here…

Bochurim gave bed bugs to 1414
October 23, 2017 8:08 pm

that would be a more appropriate story. bed bugs dont just arrive on their own

Need a smart exterminator
October 23, 2017 8:07 pm

To get rid of them.
Someone who “gets” the bugs…
-from experience.

Don't come
October 23, 2017 8:04 pm

They don’t have to come.