Can Your Neighbor Give You Bed Bugs?

We were called out to an apartment in Midtown when a homeowner found what they feared to be was a Bed Bug. Minutes into conducting our search our highly trained NESDCA certified K9 alerted on the couch and mattress. We visually confirmed that live bugs were indeed crawling around! 

Upon inspecting the surrounding apartments we found a hoarder living RIGHT NEXT DOOR to the very clean and concerned homeowner that had initially reached out to us. When we walked into the hoarders apartment there was trash everywhere and flies zipping across the room. We didn't have to look far to see the mother load of bed bugs! It turns out that the hoarders bed was positioned right up against a wall that was neighboring our unsuspecting homeowners apartment. We found swarms of Bed Bugs and fecal matter on the mattress, baseboards and all around the electrical outlets as well. This hoarder had a heavy infestation that was quickly spreading to the rest of the building and nobody including management had the slightest clue this was going on. 

After some pressure from management the hoarder was forced to clean up his apartment and both the hoarder and our unfortunate homeowner were both successfully exterminated. After the extermination was complete we came back for a clearance k9 bed bug inspection to see if the problem was truly gone. There was zero bed bug activity detected and everybody was relieved.

If you think you may have Bed Bugs call us before it's too late! Once a female bed bug is pregnant she's pregnant for life and deposits eggs daily. 1 bed bug can literally lead to a breeding frenzy if not detected in a timely manner. If you have bed bugs we will find them and we will consult you on the best route to take next.  Whether you have Bed Bugs or not, knowing is priceless. Give yourself the piece of mind if you're not sure. We are here to help!

The Gold Standard: If one apartment has Bed Bugs then you should always search the surrounding apartments as well. (Bed Bugs like to travel from room to room through electrical outlets and cracks in the baseboards). If you have Bed Bugs it's possible they may have come from your neighbor!

 

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  If you look closely you can see the Bed Bugs crawling on his pants. He could have been your neighbor and you never would have known!

If you look closely you can see the Bed Bugs crawling on his pants. He could have been your neighbor and you never would have known!

  A filthy environment will make the Bed Bugs blend in better! Keep clean and vigilante to prevent an infestation.

A filthy environment will make the Bed Bugs blend in better! Keep clean and vigilante to prevent an infestation.

Posted on November 20, 2014 .