Bed bug problems are common in apartment communities as well as in public gathering spots like movie theaters and hotels.
Bed bugs are tiny insects that live by feeding on human blood. They are secretive, hiding in cracks and crevices during the day, and coming out at night to feed. The bite of the bed bug is painless and may or may not leave a red mark or itchiness.
To understand first, where they come from? Bed bugs enter an apartment via luggage that has become infested from a hotel or hostel. In apartment complexes, it is probably more common for bed bugs to enter a home from a nearby infested apartment, during moving, or through picking up used or recycled furniture or mattresses.
Some helpful action you can do to prevent your apartment from it. Take a picture of evidence of their existence and inform your apartment manager immediately so they can assess the situation and get working on eradicating them. Your building manager will get the apartment inspected from the pest control team. The treatment consists of a thorough inspection followed by vacuuming and chemical treatments of all detected spots. Treatment is labor intensive and may take several hours per apartment. And some more tips are:
- Clothing that may be infested should be double-bagged prior to treating the room, and dis-infested before returning them to the room.
- Put away all food in the kitchen and dining areas, and cover tables, counters, etc. to protect from contamination..
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