Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite!
Posted by Government Affairs
on Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Update, 08/18/10: Two more articles on bedbugs
This one from Time Magazine details just how hard it is to kill bedbugs.
This one from KTRH 740 AM includes an interview with HAA.
This story from Fox 26 says that bedbugs are becoming more of a problem in Houston.
Check out this video from www.khou.com on identifying bedbugs and HAA's new bedbug addendum.
Bedbugs are rearing their tiny, blood-sucking heads in Houston area apartments, businesses and homes.
Please check out these resources for dealing with bedbugs from the National Apartment Association.
Check out the sample Bedbug addendum here:Bedbug Addendum - Sample
If you suspect that you have a bed bug infestation, please contact your management office immediately. The more quickly that an infestation can be appropriately treated, the less likely it is to spread to other renters.
Tips for identifying bed bugs can be found here.
A "Bedbug Awareness Addendum" is also available from HAA for owners/managers to use as an addendum to their lease. The addendum makes renters aware of what bedbugs are, how they are transmitted and how to protect their valuables from becoming infested. The addendum also clearly defines responsibility for remediation of bedbug infestations. Please contact Frances in Form Sales, to order any lease forms, applications or addendums for your property.
Please consider using an HAA member pest control company when seeking bedbug treatment options.