Bed bugs are reddish-brown with a flat, oval body that measures approximately ¼ of an inch (6.35 mm) long. Bed bugs are more common where many people sleep or where there's a lot of turnover, such as apartment complexes and hotels. Bed bug colors can range from nearly white after they molt, a light tan, a deep brown, to a burnt orange.
Traveling remains the number one way to spread bed bug infestations to hotels, homes and apartments across the country. So to keep yourself protected, learning to spot a bed bug infestation is going to be your best tool to avoid an infestation in your home.
"Recently we treated a house with four or five apartments, all of which had bed bugs," he shares. The factors that encourage bed bug problems are manifold. Residents don't realize (or don't want to realize) that they have them, which allows the bed bug infestation to spread
Difficult to eradicate, easily spread from unit to unit, the resilient bed bug is taking up residence in apartments across the country. The insidious pest provokes complaints from residents and puts property managers in uncharted territory in terms of rights and responsibilities.
Suppose your neighbor knew he had bed bugs, but didn't tell the landlord. So the problem got worse, and the bed bugs spread to your apartment. You may be able to sue the neighbor. Suppose the neighbor DID tell the landlord, but the landlord didn't take appropriate steps to treat the bed bugs. You may be able to sue the landlord.
Bed bugs can travel from one apartment to another by wall voids, plumbing and electrical conduits, etc. They are also transported in luggage, briefcases, backpacks, purses and so on. Oftentimes apartment dwellers will rent furniture that, if not treated properly, will bring bed bugs with it.