bed bugs

Apartment Ordered to Pay Resident $800,000 Over Bed Bug Infestation

The recent jury award of $800,000 to a Maryland renter for a bed bug infestation could understandably have the multifamily and rental housing industries a little on edge lately. Is this lawsuit settlement a harbinger of things to come? Possibly, but at the very least the case highlights a growth in bed bug lawsuits nationwide.

Bed Bug Myths

Cracking the Creepy Crawlies: 6 Major Myths about Bed Bugs

Besting the Bed Bugs According to CDC.gov, bed bugs are described as small, reddish-brown, parasitic insects that feed on both animals and people. These bugs can be found all around the world from North and South America to Africa, Asia, and Europe. Not only are these pests are often a huge pain for property managers to get rid of, these[]

Bed Bug Prevention

Fight Back: 5 Tips to Protect Against Bed Bugs

New information on the apartment industry’s Public Enemy No. 1 is a reminder that vigilance is Job One. A recent report identifies that bed bugs are capable of transmitting the parasite that causes Chagas disease, which the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lists as an emerging infectious disease. Bed bugs have been found to carry[]

Feds Wage War on Bed Bugs

The Federal Strategy on Bed Bugs offers hope that the government will soon be providing heavy artillery in the multifamily industry’s continuing war on bed bugs.

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