October 4, 2017.
Does the thought of dealing with bed bugs make your skin crawl? Whether you’re a landlord whose tenants have left behind potentially infested furniture or a homeowner who may have been exposed to these blood-sucking pests, you know addressing the issue promptly is key. The trouble lies in knowing how to proceed.
What Are Bed Bugs?
These tiny insects live on the blood of humans and animals. Under hospitable conditions, they can produce up to three generations in a single year. Contrary to popular belief, they’re not a sign of a dirty home. Often living in mattresses and box springs, they’re also not always confined to sleeping areas. Sofas, chairs and other furniture can harbor bed bugs.
Bed bugs can infest your home after a night in the most immaculate hotel room, or through used furniture brought in by your tenants. Once they arrive, dealing with an infestation can be time-consuming and nerve-wracking. After all, who wants to sleep on a mattress colonized by blood-sucking insects who lie in wait for you to fall asleep before they begin feasting?
If you’re living in a home with a bed bug infestation, you know how much of a disgusting nuisance they can be. If you’re the owner of rental property with furniture left behind, however, you’re dealing with unknown variables. In this situation, it’s always best to proceed as if any furniture left behind currently hosts an active infestation. In this particular situation, it’s always better to err on the side of caution and to dispose of abandoned items responsibly in order to protect current and future residents.
A brief word of caution for owners of multi-family properties: bed bug infestations can, if unchecked, spread to neighboring apartments.
Responsible and Effective Furniture Removal
While you’re dealing with a bed bug infestation, you’re likely focused solely on getting them out of your home or rental property. Though this tunnel vision is definitely understandable, it’s still important that you take the time to properly manage furniture disposal. Irresponsible furniture removal will just move the infestation along to another household, so charitable donations are obviously not an option.
Leaving your old furniture out by the curb for pickup presents a problem, too. You don’t want passersby to pick the infested furniture up for themselves, either. Though many exterminators can salvage most or even all of your furniture, most homeowners find themselves unwilling to sleep on a mattress after bed bugs have been found, even after the infestation has been addressed. When it comes to disposal, you want professionals you can trust to remove affected furniture quickly, efficiently and safely.
At Jiffy Junk, we understand how important it is to get rid of infested furniture ethically and responsibly. Our technicians are trained and experienced in the removal of furniture from homes and businesses where bed bugs have taken up residence. We’ll clear away all your affected furniture, complying with all local, state and federal laws related to handling and disposal. We’ll leave your space clean and ready for heavy-duty extermination, paving the way for your new, insect-free belongings.
Call today: 844-543-3966.