Attention Apartment Renters in Raleigh: BEDBUGS!
You’re about to move to a new apartment. You do your homework. Ask all the right questions, and have finally decided on an apartment. It never occured to ask if the apartment covers bedbug treatments. You’ve never seen a bedbug and thought they only existed in nursery rhymes. Plus you’re clean and the management already told you pest control would be covered by the apartments. So there’s nothing to worry about right? Very, very big wrong.
Bedbugs are the nightmare of Apartments in Raleigh
I wish everyone about to rent an apartment could listen in on just one of the many conversations I have with Raleigh residents who have had this nightmare crawl into their bed. These residents don’t sleep well and soon leave their apartments for hotels or homes of friends and family. The worst part, the apartments don’t take responsiblitly for the bedbugs and often don’t take care of it until it gets out of hand. I’ve given quotes to many apartment complexes and to be honest the lowest price has ALWAYS won. And you know what happens when the cheapest pest control exterminator in Raleigh comes out to treat the neighbors apartment? That’s right, they go to all the surrounding apartments. The problem is bedbugs have become quite resiliant to most of the treatments available. So the treatment might repel them but won’t kill’em all. Infact, we tested one of the most popular bedbug treatments in the industry and saved the bedbugs. Four days later they were crawling around as alive as any bedbug.
Advice to Raleigh Residents
So if you are about to rent an apartment be sure to ask, “Will you cover the cost of a professional bedbug treatment if needed?” If they say yes, be sure to get that one in writing. And incase you need extra motivation remember that a three bedroom apartment costs $800 on average for the first bedbug treatment.