Avoid lawsuits, inspect for bed bugs between rental vacancies

Lawsuits for bed bug inspections are on the rise.  A tenant in Maryland was recently awarded $800,000 in a lawsuit over bed bugs.  Full Story on Baltimore Sun. 

The claim was that when the resident moved into the vacant apartment, it was already infested with bed bugs.  Through the course of the remediation, she ended up having to get rid of much of her property, and because she was able to prove to the court the rental owner/manager knew about the problem and failed to address it, she received a huge pay day.

Your tenant doesn’t have to get such a large judgement to ruin your whole day, and doesn’t necessarily have to prove you knew about the infestation to get a smaller judgement that doesn’t include punitive damages.

Inspecting your vacancies in between residents moving out and new residents moving in can save you money, and a huge headache.  Make sure you document your inspections and the results and maintain those records for several  years after the tenancy terminates.

Using a K9 detection team for bed bug inspections makes the process much easier, much faster, and you’re much more likely to find the bugs if they are there.  Having a dog team check a home will really give your tenants the peace of mind they deserve.

Email or call me to schedule an inspection of your next vacancy!  It’s a great preventive medicine.

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Maggie and I will find those bed bugs for you
To schedule a time for me to inspect your home for bedbugs, call me at (408) 389-4225 or email me at bugfinderj@gmail.com. Maggie and I will be happy to provide you some peace of mind.

Canine Bed Bug Detection Can Save You Thousands!

According to the Wallstreet Journal, The City of New York Health Department treated an entire floor of their headquarters building because someone found a single bed bug in the building.

That treatment may have been completely unnecessary. That could have been a case of a single bug that had hitchhiked into the building and hadn’t yet laid any eggs. It’s also possible (although it’s unlikely they had any kind of infestation in that type of building) they could have had a small infestation, something that could have been mitigated with a more limited,and cost effective treatment plan.

A well trained dog could have searched the entire building for bed bugs, and pin pointed the exact location of an infestation, if any existed, allowing the City of New York to save thousands by only treating the affected area, instead of the entire floor. A dog can locate a single bug or egg hidden in a building, potentially saving you thousands on the treatment of an entire building.

Maggie and I will find those bed bugs for you

To schedule a time for me to inspect your home for bedbugs, call me at (408) 389-4225 or email me at bugfinderj@gmail.com. Maggie and I will be happy to provide you some peace of mind.