If you are a landlord, then it’s important to always be proactive when dealing with bed bugs. It’s much easier to get your properties checked and sprayed for bed bugs by Platinum Pest Solutions then to wait for bed bugs to pop up. Addressing any issues before they arise will help you to avoid tenants breaking their lease, having to pay for temporary housing for any affected tenants, and a tarnished reputation.
1. Your Tenants Can Break Their Lease
In many areas, bed bugs are technically considered vermin. Although they aren’t known to carry diseases like rats, they still pose a serious threat to the living condition of your tenants. If a unit is infested with vermin such as bed bugs, it is considered uninhabitable and is therefore the landlord’s responsibility to get rid of the vermin. If your tenants notify you of a bed bug problem, but you fail to take care of the bed bugs in a timely manner then, legally, your tenants can break their lease.
2. You Have to Pay for Temporary Housing
On top of a lease being broken, the landlord is also responsible for providing temporary housing for their former tenants while the unit is being temporarily vacated. This situation could turn very serious very quickly. Bed bugs spread rapidly, so if you own a large apartment complex, you could soon have many tenants vacated from their apartments, which means you will have to pay for a lot of temporary housing. It’s very costly to ignore a bed bug problem, so be sure to be proactive and get your property sprayed by Platinum Pest Solutions to prevent them.
3. Your Reputation is Ruined
In this digital age, a few bad reviews can destroy a company. If you fail to take care of a bed bug problem, then it will spread, and you could quickly find yourself with a flood of bad reviews. Possible new tenants won’t want to live somewhere that has an apparent bed bug problem. If you get your units treated for bed bugs before an infestation breaks out, then you can keep your reputation for running a clean property free of bed bugs.
Our Bed Bug Sniffing Dogs perform bed bug inspections and sniff out both bed bugs and their eggs to find otherwise invisible infestations. Our Bed Bug Detection Dogs are certified by the National Entomology Scent Detection Canine Association. Their powerful noses can reach an amazing 95-98% accuracy rate. Our bed bug exterminators service the greater Chicago area including northwest Indiana and now Indianapolis, our Bed Bug Inspection Dogs are trained for the high demand of inspecting multi-unit dwellings, including apartments, homes, and businesses.
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If you don’t want to suffer these consequences, be sure to contact Platinum Pest Solutions for preventive measures to take or any extermination needs you have. If you think you may have bed bugs, our pest control experts can determine if you actually have bed bugs (and not some other type of pest), get rid of any bed bugs, and spray to prevent future bed bugs.