Over the past years, we have encountered instances where owners or tenants/residents are unwilling to have their apartment inspected for possible bed bug infestation.  Even though there are confirmed infestations in other units in the same building, including adjacent units.
In this particular case, the source seemed to be in a unit on the 2nd floor because the 1st and 3rd floors’ condo units had confirmed evidence of low infestations.
The other condo residents suspected this unit to be the culprit because they noticed its owners washing their bed spreads and clothes every day which of course raised suspicion.
It occurred to one of the other residents that perhaps it was a case of not having the budget to cover the bed bug treatment. So they informed the suspect unit that the condo association was going to pay for any bed bug treatment.

Needless to say, they opened the doors to a K9 inspection and sure enough the dogs alerted in several areas.

The point here that I am trying to make is that people need to be educated.   There should be a protocol in place to address potential bed bug infestations and encourage residents to come forward with what they might perceive as a bed bug problem.  Better be safe then sorry.  Also take into consideration that some people, especially of different cultural background,  feel that a certain number of bed bugs is tolerable.
Not so, when you consider that the right bed bug could grow into a high infestation in a matter of 2-3 months and spread like rage in adjacent units.
A routine bed bug inspection combining a visual as well as a K9 inspection is the most cost-effective and thorough solution to a bed bug issue.   Call us at 508-713-8267 for this comprehensive inspection.  Or click here to contact us by e-mail.