In recent years, bed bugs have been on the rise and have become a serious issue for many people in Iowa. A bed-bug infestation is more than a mere inconvenience. It typically results in property loss, expense, and anxiety. It is important to regularly inspect your dwelling for signs of an infestation. You can start by checking for blood stains, droppings, and eggs in your bedding, upholstered furniture, and the cracks and crevices around your dwelling. Also, check your skin for bite marks. Bed bugs are most active when it is dark and can be difficult to spot during the day.
If you are a renter, before signing a lease, it is important to inspect the rental unit for signs of bed bugs. It may be more difficult to find bed bugs in a vacant unit. You should also ask your landlord if there have been signs of bed bugs in the unit you are renting or any of the surrounding units. A bed bug infestation in one rental unit can quickly spread to the surrounding units.
At the first sign of bed bugs, you should contact your landlord and a qualified professional to inspect your unit. You should also alert your neighbors of the bed-bug infestation. This will help minimize the spread of bed bugs. Typically, it is not recommended to vacate your rental unit during an infestation. This will likely lead to the spread bed bugs and make the infestation more difficult to treat.
What can you do if you are suffering or have suffered from a bed-bug infestation?
If your landlord failed to inform you of a bed-bug infestation or failed to timely handle the extermination of a bed-bug infestation, you may have a right to compensation. Find out how to protect you interests by talking with a knowledgeable Consumer Fraud attorney. You can call the Law Offices of Brady Preston Gronlund for a free legal consultation today at (319) 866-9277.