There is an epidemic of bed bug infestations across the United States. It can happen to anybody because bed bugs are great hitchhikers and can home on your child’s coat from school or from used furniture from another home.
As a property manager, if you are faced with an infestation, it is important to deal with bed bugs with a pest management professional experienced in working with bed bug infestations. Over-the-counter insecticides do not solve bed bug problems, in fact, it will become worse, spreading into other units.
Steps for Property Managers to Take
1. Arrange for a thorough inspection of the unit by the pest management professional. Have pest management professional inspect the neighboring apartments also. Call quickly, the earlier the source is discovered, the easier to treat the infestation.
2. Have the pest management professional provide you with a treatment plan for preventing and managing bed bugs for the entire facility.
3. Keep records of bed bug infestations; this information will help you and your pest management professional treat infestations and prevent future infestations.
4. Provide tenant education on bed bugs
Bed Bugs Can Harm Your Property’s Reputation
In today’s social media world, it doesn’t take long for news of bed bug infestations to get out. So what can you do? Partner with a commercial pest control company like Conquistador Pest & Termite. We have experience in treating bed bugs and understand the importance of discretion with this property management issue. You and your tenants deserve to rest easy.