Are You Struggling With Bed Bugs In Your Rental Property?


May 30, 2022

Taking care of your Hawaii rental property is a top priority. You want your tenants to feel safe and secure, and want them to feel confident that you can deal with any problem that arises. If bed bugs manage to find a way into someone’s apartment, it will not only cause problems for that tenant, but could cause problems for the entire complex. Learn more about bed bugs in Hawaii, and how Bullseye K-9 Detection performs bed bug pest control in Hawaii using specially trained K-9 detection dogs to find and help get rid of bed bugs.

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How To Spot Signs Of Bed Bugs In Apartments

Bed bugs are tiny insects that are difficult to see with the naked eye, especially if your vision is bad. If you know what to look for, you may be able to tell if you already have a bed bug infestation.  Here are some signs they may already be in your apartment:

  • Red spots of blood or small dark streaks of excrement on sheets, mattresses, box springs, floors, drawers, or on the walls near beds.

  • Piles of bed bug skins that have been shed, usually found under mattresses, box springs, or the floor under beds.

  • A sweet, musty odor in an otherwise clean room; for larger infestations, the odor will be more unpleasant.

  • Complaints of bed bugs from tenants.

  • Visually sighting live or dead bed bugs in cracks and crevices, or in and around the area where beds are located.

If there are any of these signs in your apartments, bed bug control from an expert pest control company will be the best and easiest way to get rid of bed bugs.

Can Bed Bugs Travel Through Apartment Walls?

Bed bugs will not let mere apartment walls stop them from seeking out their meals of blood. Since most apartments share the same amenities, like plumbing and electrical causeways that run through the walls, bed bugs can easily use these areas as pathways from an infested apartment to a non-infested one. This means that no matter how many preventive steps you may take in keeping your rental property bed bug-free, these pests can still gain access to different living spaces by migrating from an already infested apartment to creating an infestation in one whose occupant has been trying to prevent them. Having a company like Bullseye K-9 Detection perform local pest control for bed bugs even if there are no signs of the pests is the best way to keep your rental property bed bug-free.

What Brings Bed Bugs Out Of Hiding?

The best way to eliminate bed bugs from your rental property is by partnering with the Hawaii pest control company Bullseye K-9 Detection. We have been providing comprehensive bed bug inspections and treatments since 2016. Bullseye K-9 Detection is the only exclusive bed bug control service provider in Hawaii and we have a team of specially trained canines that accurately sniff out bed bugs to bring them out of hiding; based on the findings of our inspection, we’ll then customize a treatment plan that suits your needs. We will eliminate your bed bug infestation in just one treatment and our service specialists also provide preventive plans to keep bed bugs out in the long term. Give us a call today!

5 Tricks To Keep Bed Bugs Out Of Apartments 

Keeping bed bugs in Hawaii out of your rental property comes down to how thorough and alert you are. If you are aware of how they can get in, that will be half the battle in preventing a bed bug infestation. Here are five things you can do to reduce the risk of having these parasites find a way into your apartments:

  1. Inform your renters about the dangers of bed bugs in an apartment complex, so that they can inspect any hotel they are staying at for signs of bed bugs before bringing any luggage or personal belongings inside. This way bed bugs will not get into their things and return back to their apartment with them.

  2. Suggest that tenants immediately wash and dry all clothing on a high-heat setting after returning to their apartment from a trip.

  3. Have your tenants keep personal items like bags, coats, luggage, and purses off the floor in the common areas of the apartment.

  4. Vacuum the floors of your apartments regularly.

  5. Make sure any used furniture, mattresses, or box springs that may be harboring these foul pests is inspected by tenants before being brought in.

If bed bugs still manage to infiltrate any apartments, Bullseye K-9 Detection will be ready to tackle the problem and provide the local pest control for bed bugs needed to eliminate them.

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