With tenants moving in and out on a regular basis, you never know just what they are bringing in with them or even leaving behind when they vacate the premises. Bed bugs are a huge problem affecting everyone from residents in single family homes to business owners, and apartment complexes are definitely not immune to this nuisance pest. As a property manager who deal with handling property concerns at an apartment complex, bed bugs can easily be one of the biggest problems you ever face. There is an easy-to-follow ABC rule set to effectively handling a bed bug problem in an apartment complex.
Always alert the other tenants in the building if there are bed bugs discovered in one unit.
Even if you think that you have a bed bug problem contained in one unit in an apartment complex, you must know that these pests can and will travel on to wherever they can find food, and they are pretty vigilant about doing it. Therefore, a bed bug problem in just one unit can easily turn into an issue in the whole building, especially if other tenants do not know to be alert and take precautions.
Be sure to contact a professional pest control agent for advice
Bed bugs are easily one of the more difficult problems to control as an apartment manager. Right from the initial pest discovery, you should get in touch with a pest control agent who can offer you advice. Even if you decide to try to handle the problem on your own, it is a good idea to get a professional opinion about the situation. Additionally, relying on store-bought products alone are rarely a good way to eliminate a bed bug problem. Foggers and many other products could even push the bed bugs further out into the rest of the building.
For more information, check out the site of a pest control company that specializes in treating apartments.
Consider eliminating carpet and other furnishings in the apartment
It may seem costly to replace carpeting or get rid of furniture in a furnished apartment due to bed bugs, but this really could save you a lot of hassle in the long run. Bed bugs commonly bed in furniture, such as sofas, chairs and mattresses, and have even been known to hide out under wallpaper, beneath baseboards, or in the carpet. If you are dealing with a major infestation, it could be better to get rid of whatever carpet and furnishings are in the space to make the extermination process easier.