I didn’t really know anything about bed bugs until I moved to a city that caters to tourists. Sure I had heard about the pesky creatures, but that was about all. Once I moved here, I was given an education about them by many people and by doing some research. Thankfully, I have not had to put up with them myself.
First of all, I found out that bed bugs used to be a very common problem before my time. The bed bug population did decline, but nowadays they are back in full force. With all the tourists in and out of here, some of the motels and hotels have issues with the bugs.
The main problem is these are the places that don’t take care of their properties well enough. These bugs hitch rides on everything and not only are they waiting for guests but travel back home with them as well.
It’s extremely difficult if not impossible to eliminate bed bugs by yourself. It takes a certain process that requires and exterminator, and it must be handled the right way.
Furthermore, my inland friends here ran into a bed bug problem. They had rented a place in a community in which they found out the landlord had not addressed bed bug problems correctly in any of the households.
They have a small child, and the bed bugs were getting all over him and them. It was hard for them to even sleep at night. They fought this issue for months with the landlord and even bought new pieces of furniture in some instances.
The end result was that the landlord didn’t fully address the problem, and many tenants ended up moving out and cutting their losses. He was actually lucky that is all that happened.
If you have a bed bug problem, get on top of the situation immediately by calling an exterminator.