Also troubling is that I spoke to the real estate agent for the building, who was asking me about the layout of my apartment, because he is going to be showing it to prospective renters within the next week. He is well aware of the bedbug problem, but seems unconcerned about someone else moving in. There has to be a way to warn people, right? Possible ideas (keep in mind I've been writing papers about various social problems over the past few days, so my mind is pretty fried):
- standing in front of the building and intercepting the real estate agent and unsuspecting victims/prospective renters before they view the apartment
- making the apartment messier than it already is in the hopes that no-one would want to live there
- contacting the NYC Department of Health/Housing
- constructing a huge warning sign and posting it on my front door
I can think of various reasons why these won't work, so does anyone have thoughts on this?