Are Bed Bugs Common in College Apartment Complexes?

Tiny, wingless insects that are reddish-brown and about a quarter inch long are known as bed bugs. During the day, they can be found hiding in mattress seams, bed frames, box springs, and headboards as well as the cracks of walls, floors, and furniture. They usually make their appearance at night.

Unfortunately, a bed bug problem is not always obvious at first as these pests are great at hiding. If you notice blood stains on your sheets or see the bed bugs themselves or their shed skins or mattress droppings, you should take care of the problem right away.

While bed bugs are often found in residential homes, they can also be seen in college apartment complexes. There are a variety of reasons why this occurs but the most common one is that college students typically use cheap furniture and share living spaces.

If you find bed bugs in a college apartment complex, it’s important to notify the property manager or landlord as soon as possible. Property managers and landlords are aware of bed bugs and can hire a professional pest control company like Cleggs to get rid of bed bugs and prevent them from returning.

In the event your property manager or landlord refuses to treat the bed bug problem, you should reach out to your public health office, city office, public health office, or health department. Do not try to tackle the issue on your own as DIY solutions rarely work and do nothing to prevent the bed bugs from coming back.

Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.

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