Landlords and property managers will not knowingly rent you a unit that has bed bugs. However, oftentimes landlords and property managers often don't know about a bed bug problem until you bring it to their attention.
Here are 3 suggestions to avoid renting a unit with bed bugs. We feel strongly that EVERY renter should follow this advice. It could potentially save you some huge headaches and a lot of money. Do the following before signing a new lease:
Ask the landlord to show you the records of all pest control treatments done on the property. How many units have had bed bugs in the past 2 years. Ask if your unit or units your unit shares a wall with has had a bed bug treatment or reports of bed bugs in the last 2 years. Be skeptical of property managers who won't share this information.
Get your CURRENT home inspected.
There is no cost for HeatRx to come into your home to provide a bed bug inspection. If you can show you didn't have bed bugs before moving in-- it is easier to prove to your future landlord it was an existing condition. Our report will state if we found evidence of bed bugs.
Invest in Preventation.
Install an ActiveGuard mattress liner. Put deadfall traps under your bed posts and monitors throughout the new unit. If you see bed bugs in those devices TELL your landlord immediately. The same day. A landlord wants to solve to problem fast.
Finding an affordable place to live in San Jose, Palo Alto, Fremont or practically anywhere in the Bay Area of California is challenging. Additionally, the Bay Area is one of the worst areas in the United States when it comes to bed bug infestations. Renters in the Bay Area have to worry about something they may have never given any thought to before... bed bugs. The HeatRx team is here to help. We are the Bay Area's bed bug professionals. Call us anytime for a free consultation. We want to help you to avoid renting a unit with bed bugs!
Let's Talk about your Situation
Bed bugs and the responsibilities of tenants and landlords can get confusing. We can help.
When it comes to bed bugs. Renters have responsibilities AND Landlords have responsibilities. Solving a bed bug problem is a team effort.
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Rajinder — Fremont
5 STAR REVIEW: Extremely knowledgeable and highly professional. However, what is most striking is their superb customer service and unfaltering dedication to helping people.
Chetan — Milpitas
5 STAR REVIEW: They made sure to use treatments that wouldn't conflict with the many methods I'd already applied myself (and didn't give me any grief for having tried to handle things on my own). They went above and beyond the service I'd asked for... I'm wishing I had just called them to begin with!”
Marie — Santa Clara
HeatRx is the best bed bug heat treatment company in California. We exterminate bed bugs. It is our specialty.
Currently, serving the greater Bay Area-- Hayward, San Jose, Fremont, Palo Alto, Morgan Hill, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Atherton, Menlo Park, Livermore, Tracy, Dublin, Danville, San Ramon and the surrounding areas.
Chat with us online. Or, give us a call (510) 681-0627. One of our bed bug specialists would love to talk to you!