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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Moving into a new apartment? Ask about bed bug issues, if they have any.

One of my friends is getting married. He is going to move into a new apartment in Maryland. According to him, it is a high-rise building with fancy options and upgrades.

Well, knowing how much bed bugs are prevalent, I advised him to ask a "bed bug question".

Ask a question if your new unit or apartment complex has any previous bed bug infestations.

Bed bug problem would not be everywhere; yet, you want to know if the building or the apartment complex you are moving in has any issue with bed bugs.

Two reasons why you MUST know bed bug history or treatment record of your unit or your building that you plan to live.

1. With proven and active bed bug infestation, you may have to move out again. That's right. You may not be able to live in there. Moving out again is time consuming.

2. You may not able to get rid of them by yourself. DIY may not be effective. You or somebody need to hire a professionals. This can be expensive.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Jung Kim! These bed bugs and pests issues are often overlooked by new renters. Problem is they will notice the problem when it is already too late.

    It is also important to check the background of the property management companies or owners that are managing these apartment rentals. Check their reputation if they were able to handle these kinds of issues on their respective properties. Always Make sure your new home is under good hands.