Bed bugs have become a significant factor in New York City. A lot of people seeking an apartment to rent are more concerned about the place being bed bug free than the cost of living there. This also occurs in New Jersey and many other locations.
Many New York City residents will reject a building if the landlord admits the structure did have a bed bug problem. However, if the landlord addressed the bed bug issue, hired a competent pest control company to get rid of the critters that can be seen as a positive for the apartment building.
Just because a landlord or a apartment manager says the apartment building has never had a bed bug infestation doesn’t make it true. He could be lying or simply unaware of the infestation.
If an individual moves into a building and later a bed bug infestation occurs perhaps the landlord won’t effectively take care of the problem. Renters and buyers should see if the building owner has an active, professional, comprehensive bed bug extermination program and regularly inspects for bed bugs.