What Are Bed Bugs? How to Know If Your Rental Property Has Them

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Are you getting your Central Valley Rental Property ready for rent and noticed that it has strange bugs that just might be bed bugs?

Sadly, bed bugs are making a comeback in the United States thanks to changing weather patterns.

In this article, we will debunk several myths about bed bugs just so you will know what you’re dealing with your rental property.

Myth #1 – Bed Bugs Jump

False – Bed bugs cannot jump, they are only able to crawl and can usually be found crawling on the floor, on walls, or trying to get into areas where they can hide.

Myth #2 – Bed Bugs Can Travel Through Drain Pipes

False – If you have multi-family Rental Property the good news is that bed bugs cannot travel through drain pipes or on slick surfaces, bed bugs can only travel on solid surfaces.

Myth #3 – Bites Must Mean Bed Bugs

False – Although your tenant may have bites that doesn’t mean that those bites are necessarily from bed bugs.
The only way to confirm that they have bed bugs is to find an actual bed bug, eggs or signs of bed bugs like stains on walls, furnishings or sheets.

Myth #3 – Bed Bugs Affect Low Income Homes

False – Bed bugs are affecting people and homes of all classes in this day and age, especially if someone has traveled abroad or stayed at a hostel since it’s not uncommon for bed bugs to travel on or in suitcases.

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