Bedbugs were going from apartment to apartment in this particular building. The exterminator was not spraying all units in the complex, but rather only spraying when a tenant reported a problem. Some landlords spray units one by one and wish for the best because they don’t want to inconvenience tenants, while others are more proactive and have all units treated at once.
If you have a bedbug problem in your apartment, it’s very likely that they came from another unit. Talk to your landlord and stress the fact that merely spraying individual units won’t solve the problem. They will simply keep hopping from unit to unit until they are eradicated completely.
There are some steps that you can take to help keep bedbugs out of your home. If you purchase used furniture, make sure it is thoroughly cleaned before you bring it inside. When you are staying in a hotel, check the sheets and mattress for bedbug eggs or droppings. They can attach themselves to you and you can easily bring them with you when you return. Once you get back home, wash your clothes in hot water and dry them on the highest heat setting.
Call Richie the Bug Man today if you ever have a bedbug infestation.