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Shoreline city apartment residents furious over bedbug infestation

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Residents at one apartment building in Groton are upset about a bed bug infestation. (WFSB) Residents at one apartment building in Groton are upset about a bed bug infestation. (WFSB)
GROTON, CT (WFSB) -

Tenants living in one apartment building in Groton are sick and tired of complaining about bed bugs found in their living spaces.

The infestation has gotten so bad that one tenant called in city inspectors Friday to verify her claim.

Tracey Monroe, who lives in a one bedroom apartment, had to throw away a couch because it was infested with the buggers.

"The couch was ripped up and they were going into the holes," Monroe said. 

Her lease is up at the end of March and Monroe said she plans on moving out.

"We got tired of it. I put up with it for so long and I couldn't do it no more," said Monroe.

Paul Mariani, the landlord of the property, said the apartment has been sprayed several times since August. But the problems have continued.

"As far as bed bugs go, we have no issues of bed bugs in any other apartment.  What I understand they are territorial and get carried in from the outside somehow," Mariani said.

The director of the local Ledgelight Health District said state health codes do not deal with bed bugs because they are just a nuisance and not a health problem. 

"We'll do whatever has to be done to get rid of the problem, I don't want 'em," Mariani said.

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