You’ve learned a bed bug infestation is making its way through your neighbourhood. Should you be concerned about the critters creeping into your home?
Well, that depends.
If you live in a detached home, the chance that bed bugs will make their way into your home from a neighbour’s house is quite small. It’s not impossible, however, so if you’ve seen signs of a bed bug infestation, call in a professional bed bug exterminator to do an inspection.
On the other hand, if you live in an apartment building or condo that has adjoined units, the chance of bed bugs travelling from one unit to another is much greater. Bed bugs in apartments and condos are much harder to control, as one infected unit can quickly spread the problem building-wide.
What Should You Do?
If you suspect your there may be bed bugs in your apartment, contact your landlord or building manager immediately. As we’ve discussed previously, in Toronto and Ontario, bed bug extermination is a landlord’s responsibility. Read our guide for landlords and tenants dealing with bed bugs to understand how you make the process of getting rid of bed bugs easier.
The sooner a bed bug problem is made apparent to your building’s management, the easier it is to get rid of bed bugs once and for all. Apartment building are expansive and have so many places to hide, so treating the problem when it is still contained to one or a few units gives bed bug exterminators the best chance of eliminating every last bed bug, and reducing the risk of other neighbours being affected.
Getting Rid of Bed Bugs in Apartments
At Magical Pest Control we recommend our heat treatment to get rid of bed bugs in apartments, because it allows you to treat a large area simultaneously, ensuring that bed bugs have nowhere to hide and are eliminated in as few treatments as possible.
Need a professional Toronto bed bug exterminator? Call Magical Pest Control to schedule a bed bug inspection. Our technicians have years of experience getting rid of bed bugs all across Ontario. Reach us at (905) 738-6676 or fill our our contact form. We’ll get back to your shortly.