Help On The Way For Elderly Woman After Apartment Is Bed Bug Infested

Friday, June 6th 2014, 11:18 pm
By: News 9

An 80-year-old Oklahoma City woman with a bad bed bug problem in her apartment has gotten relief from complete strangers.

Nancy Nussle has lived at Isola Bella Apartments for five years. Last year, her complex sprayed her apartment for free for bed bugs. She says that problem caused her to get rid of all of her furniture except for a modest cot that she's been sleeping on.

The bed bugs returned recently. Bites on Nancy's arms and legs were visible when News 9 met with her Thursday.

Nussle was heartbroken because she says her landlord wanted her to pay the $400 it would cost to spray for bed bugs the second time. Nussle lives on social security, and said there was no way she could pay it. Her landlord told us she could pay off the balance in installments.

After our initial story aired Thursday night, we got several calls from area exterminator companies, and from people in the community, who wanted to help the 80-year-old woman. 

"You keep thinking you can't get any lower, and then something great happens," said Nussle. "I'm looking forward to life now."

On Friday, the spraying got done for Nussle and free of charge. Also, Nancy received some monetary support, as well as a new bed and a new couch from strangers.