Bed Bugs Are Up 500%, Are You Buying Some With Your New Home?

We are getting calls regularly from people moving into homes that have bed bugs. They're up 500% and major cities are getting worse. If you are on the Mexico border you may also be in a hot spot for the deadly parasite t-cruzi which bed bugs can transmit. Bed bug researchers agree that inspecting homes prior to lease or sale, or between tenants is the best way to get a hold of the situation.

Bed bugs are able to hide in  baseboards, wall voids and other areas. Imagine buying or leasing property, taking possession and then finding out there are bed bugs in the wall voids or in the furniture of the existing tenants. If you are a landlord, legally, the tenants don't have to pay rent and you have to pay for pest control including bed bugs. Imagine buying 20 units and 10 of them have bed bugs... what a nightmare. Here's what you can do to mitigate this.

Similar to a termite report Yuck Bed Bugs is now offering a Bed Bug Easy™ K9 Inspection prior to lease or close of escrow. When someone is in contract we can do a quick and confidential inspection reporting if the unit(s) are clear or have bed bug issues.

This report will:

Alert you to bed bugs if they are present. 

Prevent the spread of bed bugs to other units, if treated early. 

Clear the unit - serve as documentation should a tenant bring bed bugs in later. 

Protect the financial assets of investors and buyers.

Alert you to the best type of fumigation: sometimes a special termite treatment can be done that will also kill bed bugs.

The cost for a Bed Bug Easy™ K9 Inspection is $200 plus $15 per room. Discounts or mileage may apply. Book a K9 Inspection Today!

Bed bug law, legally, the tenants don't have to pay rent and the landlord has to pay for pest control including bed bugs. Hire Yuck Bed Bugs or ask your pest professional to consult with us to do it right the first time.

NEW Assembly Bill 551 Rental Property: Bed Bugs "Existing law imposes various obligations on landlords who rent out residential dwelling units, including the general requirement that the building be in a fit condition for human occupation. Among other responsibilities, existing law requires a landlord of a residential dwelling unit to provide each new tenant who occupies the unit with a copy of the notice provided by a registered structural pest control company, as specified, if a contract for periodic pest control service has been executed. This bill would prescribe the duties of landlords and tenants with regard to the treatment and control of bed bugs. The bill would require a landlord to provide a prospective tenant, on and after July 1, 2016, and to all other tenants by January 1, 2017, information about bed bugs, as specified."

Yuck Bed Bugs provides cutting edge bed bug inspections, bed bug supplies and bed bug treatment. Visit our website or call (858) 735-6588 to see bed bug disease and prevalence research. We are changing the trajectory of bed bugs. We Do Bed Bugs Better™

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