The Skorupa family has a bed bug story to tell that may help other renters. After moving into a new rental home, they experienced a bed bug infestation so severe they lost thousands of dollars, and have had no recourse with their former landlord.
The family of four moved into a rental home in Dowagiac, Michigan. All family members, including their two children, were bittern hundreds of times, according to Robyn Skorupa. She notified her landlord, who first bombed the home using products available at hardware stores and then contracted an extermination company. However, the infestation was so severe that they family moved out after two weeks.
The family had to destroy their beds, couches, chairs and tables. They also had to pay to have other items cleaned. Skorupa estimates that the cost of the furniture and cleaning ran to several thousands of dollars.
Bedbugs are a common problem throughout the United States, including New Mexico. We see two or three cases of bedbugs in Albuquerque every week. Before signing a lease, you should understand the landlord’s policy on regular pest extermination as well as if their procedure for addressing any pest problem while you live in the residence.
Before you move, carefully inspect your home or apartment for signs of any insects, including bedbugs. Adult bedbugs are about the size of an apple seed, and may look like many tiny black reddish dots. Examine the carpet, in the corners, at baseboards, behind refrigerators, inside cabinets or drawers and in closets for signs of insects. If your new apartment or home comes furnished, you should especially check all the furniture carefully for bedbugs.
If you find evidence of insects, notify your landlord immediately. Do not try to address the issue yourself. It is best to seek the advice of a pest control expert.
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