Residents of southeast Fresno apartment complex say bed bugs have infested several homes.
They claim managers for the property aren't acting fast enough to help resolve the issue.
Inside Nisa Toro's apartment white sheets cover just about everything.
Toro says it's the only way for her to spot and kill bed bugs before they bite her.
Nisa Toro says, "I start itching and biting walking around in the couches and so I say oh my God." Reporter Erik Rosales asks, "When you squash them?" Nina Toro says, "It's just blood."
Toro even flipped over her couch to show us the bugs.
Toro and her disabled son claim for the past two months they've been living with the pests, and say they have the bites to prove it.
She's not the only one, others showed us their bites.
Toro and her other son say they've reported it to the property manager.
Reporter asks, "What did the property manager say?" Toro says, "Oh I hear that from a lot of people; I have six people in line."
Toro claims she was told she'd have to wait more than a week.
Victor Maldonado is Nisa's other son.
Victor Maldonado says, "We can't wait 10 days. There are kids here and people with disability problems, and then they finally said Monday. The people here are afraid to talk because of their legal status...they are all human bodies."
Property manager of the Sequoia Garden's Apartments David Medina declined an on camera interview, but eventually did invite me into his office. He told me he was only aware of the situation of the infestation on September 5th. That day he ended up calling a local Fresno Bug Company. They came out the next day and did a visual inspection and confirmed they are bed bugs. He says next Monday a total of four apartments will be treated.
Toro's Son Victor Maldonado says, "Meanwhile are they supposed to be sleeping in these darn apartments the way they are? I don't think so, it's really bad."
The property manager says he's given the tenants affected by the bed bugs, proper notice that their apartments will be treated Monday.
But Toro and others say everything they own is infested with the bed bugs.
While others have no other place to go, Toro and her disabled son are currently living with other relatives.
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