The New York Times recently published an article about bed bugs and NYC real estate. Home buyers are becoming very concerned about purchasing a bed bug infested home or apartment. Although bed bugs don’t spread disease they inflict psychological trauma on their victims, produce unwanted welts on the body and it can be costly to get rid of them.
According to the law the seller and their broker have to admit there is a bed bug problem if they are asked. However, the seller may not be aware of a bed bugs infestation in their NYC apartment building. Also, some people do not have a skin reaction to bed bug bites and thus are not aware they have a NYC bed bugs infestation.
Potential buyers are encouraged to read the minutes of the board meetings of NYC condos and co-ops but sometimes bed bug information is left out or is sanitized because any mention of bed bugs can lower the value of the residences. Buyers should do a thorough investigation and perhaps have a trained bed bug sniffing dog check out the residence before a purchase is made.
If you have NJ, NYC, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens or Manhattan bed bugs, ask a NJ, NYC bed bugs pest control professional to destroy the insects.