Bed bugs, a growing problem for property managers
Quebec and Ontario law states that landlords are responsible for all bed bug elimination within their properties. Cutting corners or DIY methods will always make the problem worse and consequently bed bugs will be pushed to other units or rooms.
Bed bugs are a difficult problem for apartments and multi-family units. It can be very expensive to treat an infested property, however not addressing the problem will only make the infestation worse and more costly for you. One of the most important things property owners/managers can do is to educate their residents about bed bugs.
What is the liability for the property owner?
Because bed bugs can reside in any property, it can become a legal hassle between property owner and tenant, with finger pointing both ways. However, like any serious pest control issue, landlords can face damages for bed bugs, under a claim of breach of the warranty of liability. Tenants are legally entitled to a ‘livable, safe, and sanitary’ residence. Because it is hard to determine how bedbugs entered the property, it is difficult to say the tenant “caused the problem.” This has caused many lawsuits against the investor and sometimes the management company.
Thermapro Solutions is the expert when it comes to small, medium or large scale properties. We work ‘for’ you, the landlord, and we work ‘with’ the tenant to help keep the property, bed bug free. Education and cooperation are necessary to be as effective as possible for all involved. Thermapro Solutions is also able to legally represent all of our property management customers if ever required.
If you have, or if you think you might have, a bed bug infestation in your home or in your commercial space, we invite you to contact us today. Thermapro solutions is the authority on bed bug extermination in Montreal and the surrounding areas. It will be our pleasure to answer your questions about our proven protocol, K9 detection and heat treatments.