Perhaps you start noticing how itchy you get after the lights go out. Maybe you see insects in your bed when changing the sheets. You may even spot unusual markings and spots of blood on your pillows. It sounds like you have a bed bug problem, and, unfortunately, these pests are some of the most emotionally disturbing and hard to remove. If you have discovered a bed bug problem in your apartment, acting quickly to get the professional bed bug removal you need is vital. Unfortunately, many apartment dwellers make some relatively common mistakes in the process.
Mistake: Not alerting the property owner of the problem.
One of the first things to do when you realize you have a bed bug problem and live in an apartment complex is to contact your landlord or the property owner. Many renters avoid reaching out to their landlord for fear they will think they are not taking care of the property, are not cleaning properly, or otherwise. However, bed bugs are common in pretty much any type of home, even one that adequately cleaned and sanitized. Contacting your landlord will ensure the rest of the tenants in the building are alerted to the problem.
Mistake: Trusting an unqualified person to eradicate a bed bug problem.
You can find a lot of amateur pest contractors or even people you just know who may claim they can help you with bed bug removal. However, because bed bugs can be so difficult to fully get rid of, only truly qualified professionals have the insight, training, and equipment to take care of the task.
Mistake: Attempting to perform DIY bed bug pest control.
DIY bed bug pest control in an apartment complex can have disastrous results. Simply treating your own apartment will more than likely drive the bugs to all of the neighboring dwellings. To properly address the issue, all apartments in the building should be assessed, the apartments with bed bugs must be sealed off from the others, and then the spaces should be carefully treated.
Mistake: Deciding to sleep somewhere other than home.
You have bed bugs, so it may seem only natural to pack a bag and sleep at a friend or relative's home until the problem is addressed. You are far better to sleep at home if at all possible because you will transmit the pest problem to any other place you carry yourself and your belongings. Further, traveling to and from the affected apartment can mean you are consistently bringing bed bugs back into your home after treatment, which can make the problem even harder to fully eliminate.
To learn more, contact a bed bug pest control service in your area today.