Landlords can handle a few bedbugs and insects but when they start multiplying and spread to other units, the problem is only beginning.
That is the case in Regina where a man and woman have y been evicted by the courts for failing to allow exterminators clean up their bug infected unit.
After insects were first discovered in their unnamed 24-unit suite, the couple was ordered to clean up but the situation deteriorated and following an inspection in September, thousands of bedbugs were discovered.
This story is not unique and landlords should be prepared to face the sight of unwanted guests in their properties.
“Bedbugs are becoming a huge problem in Canada and do not discriminate against any socioeconomic class, or area of the city. They can show up anywhere and they are getting worse every year. It’s just a reality of the business these days,” says Kathy Berner from Regency Property Management and Real Estate in Regina, adding that they have recently invested $100,000 in a thermal assault machine to help affected landlords.
‘Bedbug killing’ can cause thousands of dollars with local extermination companies saying they have seen a huge increase in reported cases.
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