I Found Bed Bugs in My Apartment, What Should I Do?

Have you just signed a lease and entered into your apartment? Do you think you found bed bugs? There has been a drastic increase in travel within the United States and bed bugs along with it.

Bed bugs love to cling on furniture and baggage as people travel. Nowadays, Americans move more than ever and some landlords don’t take the precautions necessary to prevent their infestations.

So how do you make sure you don’t have bed bugs in your apartment? And what should you do about it?

Where Do I Look?

Bed bugs love to hide in dark places, in mattresses, bedrooms and closets. You can find indications of bed bug activity by looking for shed skin by the bed bugs in the shape of their body as shown below –

I Found Bed Bugs in My Apartment, What Should I Do?

What Should I Do If I Have Found Bed Bugs?

Gather evidence. If you have found bed bugs, capture them and place them in a secure Ziploc bag. Take photos and videos of your injuries (bites, red welts), areas where the bed bugs were found. Once you have identified a potential for a bed bug infestation, notify your landlord in writing and document each communication.

We cannot stress enough that in order to make a case for finding bed bugs in your apartment, you will need evidence.

How Can I Get Help?

Bed Bug Law is a nationwide law firm dedicated to addressing issues where landlords have neglected to address bed bugs. Our team has addressed hundreds of cases where individuals have had injuries as a result of bed bugs and any corresponding infestations.

Think you have a case or need some guidance? Fill out our “Do I Have a Case? form or call us at (855) 533-5552. We are only a phone call or an e-mail away.

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