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ONLY ON 3: Family says a bed bug infestation put child in the hospital

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Residents of a Wilmington apartment complex say it’s littered with creepy crawlers. One family living in the Greentree Apartments says their bed bug infestation is a nightmare and even forced them to take their little boy to the hospital.

“They was kind of crawling everywhere and they was real creepy looking,” said Nakisha Myers.

Myers and her cousin Charde Gross moved into the Greentree Apartments just last week. They say after their first night they knew they had a big problem.

“We’ve been getting bit up,” said Gross. “We’ve seen bed bugs, roaches, you know stuff is not clean. You know the carpet, it’s just not right for somebody to live here like this.”

The problem is so bad that Gross’ two-year-old son Marcus had to be taken to the emergency room because of the bites.

“I called the health department, they said take him to emergency,” said Gross’ mother Sheron Pierce. “They are treating it with steroids and they said the only thing they can tell us is we needed to vacate the premises because it would be a reoccurring problem.”

Other neighbors were having similar issues.

Myers and Gross say they are so distraught about the experience that they want to move out of their apartment.

After WWAY took Marcus to the management of the apartment complex, they agreed that it is best for the family to move out and agreed to give them a full refund.

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