Seattle Apartments have a steady rise of bedbugs in the Seattle area and
it’s keeping Seattle Pest Exterminator businesses very busy:
Yes, it can occur in even the high-end apartments. Bed Bugs, once inside
the residence, are happy to share the home space. The Seattle apartment
tenant saw some weird looking bugs in the bed, headboard and even on a
picture frame on the night stand. Also the son woke up scratching with
bites mark on the skin. First thing was to identify the pest but being
unsure a call was made to a Seattle Pest Control company and was advised to
email a picture of the bed bug to verify by a professional exterminator.
Once the professional confirmed that the pest was definitely bed bugs, the
tenant was advised to report the bed bug infestation to the Apartment
Manager. This was critical because the problem could be widespread in the
Don’t underestimate how Bed Bugs get into the apartment:
In this particular case the Bed bugs hopped a ride and gained access into
the living space on the tenant’s suitcases, clothing, and backpack. This
was a result of a vacation the family had been on recently. These creatures
can travel from one apartment to another. Bed bugs love going through
electrical sockets that are shared with neighbors.
Now that proper steps were taken to notify the Manager of the apartment
it’s wise to check into what rights tenants have. Find out what the
property owners can be held responsible for, as far as taking care of the bed bug infestation. The apartment manager should disclose information if any other Tenants have or had a
bed bug infestation. If this was the case then all of the other tenants
should be notified of a Bed Bug problem. Wherever the infestation begun may
dictate where the financial responsibilities lie.
Reporting the Bed Bug Problem to the Manager of the Seattle apartment was
the tenant’s second step. When the infestation was suspected of having a
bed bug problem a pest control exterminator was contacted and an emailed
picture of the bed bug was verified as bed bugs. This was the first step in
verifying the real problem.The management should bring in a professional
Pest exterminator to inspect and measure how widespread the bed bugs are in
the rental as well as the adjoining units. Important to remember is that
the Manager needs to give the tenant proper notice of entry for inspection
by a Pest Control bed bug exterminator.
The tenant, by now, was overwhelmed, stressed out and annoyed. It was time
to contact a professional and the choice made was to call
AMPM Exterminators. The pest control eliminator gave distinct and strict
guidelines of a specific process to follow in preparation for elimination
of the bed bug infestation. It could not be stressed enough to strictly
follow these following prep steps:
Remove all clutter, empty the closets, clear off shelves.
All bedding and clothing needs to be washed at a laundromat and all items
put into sealed plastic bags. Label the bag “washed”. Vacuum the entire
apartment thoroughly and dispose of the vacuum bag immediately by placing
in garbage in a sealed bag and put outside of the apartment.
Tenants need to be out of the unit during the AMPM Exterminators treatment
for the amount of time dictated by the Pest Exterminator professional.
Keep in mind that if the tenant does NOT follow the preparation process
AMPM Exterminators requires, the bed bugs may reappear due to rapid
reproduction. It will mean starting the entire process all over again. Time
is of the essence as the bed bugs are multiplying and enjoying the blood
The Seattle apartment tenant determined that it was important to alert the
property manager after talking with a technician at AMPM Exterminators.
This company is an experienced and thorough service to have in this
stressful situation. Bed bugs can move quickly from apartment to apartment
and people may be unaware that there is a problem. If one apartment is
infested, the adjoining apartments would be most probably be infested
also. Unless it can be shown otherwise through an inspection that this is
not the case. Just by asking tenants whether or not there are bed bugs
present is not enough. A recent study showed that only half of the
tenants in a large apartment complex knew there was,a bed bug problem in
the buildings. AMPM Exterminators to the rescue. Best Exterminators in the
Company Name: Bed bugs control service
Contact Person: Doug Bunker
Address:15127 NE 24th St. Suite 221
Country: United States