Bed Bugs Reno

" Bed bugs Reno problems are similar to those found in other parts of the United States. Over 18 Reno bed bugs problems have been recently reported. "


The Washoe County department of health has issued a brochure for residents of Reno and surrounding areas. The latest incident reported was due to bed bugs which were in furniture obtained at a local furniture rental store. The store did step in, remove the infested furniture and pay for bed bug exterminator services (story below).

According to Channel 2 News (KTVN), nationwide, pest control companies have seen a 75% increase in calls over the last several years.

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Bed Bugs Reno Reports from the BedBugRegistry

Steps for Eliminating Bed Bugs From Your Home, Office or Apartment

Given the high cost of bedbug treatment, many home owners decide to treat the problem themselves.  The key is to use the correct combination of products.  There is not single product bed bug solution.  For example there is no spray that provides lasting protection and that  also does a good job of killing bed bug eggs on contact.

The cheapest way to purchase bed bug products needed is to purchase a kit. Click here to see our recommendations for an  organic or insecticide based bed bug kit.

The general steps for killing bed bugs Reno include:

Step 1: Clean
Remove and wash in hot water any items such as clothing, linens, clothes stored need the bed etc.. Once clean, place in a sealed plastic bag. Vacuum any bed bugs that you can spot and then dispose of the vacuum bag in a sealed plastic bag.  Use the vacuum crevice tool along mattress/box spring seams, the bed frame, along baseboards etc.

If you have a hand steamer, go over the mattress and box spring with steam.

Step 2: Spray
To knock down or reduce the bed bug population in the infested room, use a mattress safe bed bug spray. Good options are Bed Bug Patrol (organic) or Sterifab (insecticide based).  

Follow-up treatment in areas other than the mattress with a spray that provides longer term protection.  A good insecticide based option is Phantom as it cannot be detected by bed bugs after it dries.  If you'd like to stay all organic. spread a thin layer of bed bug dust into all seams/tufts and any places where bed bugs might hide.

Step 3: Use Bed Bug Dust
Spread bed bug dust around the room in a thin layer. If any bugs are left or if any eggs haven't hatched, the dust will attach to the bed bugs shell and kill them.  To trap any bed bugs you might have missed, consider purchasing bed bug mattresss and box spring covers.

See our guide for detailed instructions on eliminating bed bugs.

Reno Bed Bug Government Resources

Brochure on Bed Bugs
- Washoe County Vector Borne Disease Program

To contact the Reno/Washoe County regarding a bed bugs Reno problem call:

Washoe County
District Health Department
Vector Control
1001 East Ninth Street
P.O. Box 11130, Reno, NV 89520

(702) 328-2434 775-785-4599

Reno Bed Bug Control News

Woman blames furniture rental center for bugs
- News 4 Reno (video)

Bed Bugs Make a Comeback
- Channel 2 News Reno

Bed bugs on the rise in U.S., Las Vegas
- My4News

Reno Bed Bug Prevention Resources

Bed bugs Reno extermination can be expensive since it requires treatment of every item in the infested room.  Also, it is normal to expect 2 to 3 treatments.  With the cost as much as $350 per room, it pays to get several estimates.

The easiest way to do this is with a call to the Service Magic (1.877.233.1145) network. Members of the network will provide up to 3 free quotes and are pre-screened, meaning they must be reputable, licensed and insured.

We also suggest searching our  exterminator database  of experienced local Reno based bed bug experts.

To find a licensed exterminator in Reno and consumer reviews for a licensed pest you can also look on Angies List.

Reno Bed Bugs Landlord and and Tenant Law

The laws that govern landlord and tenant contracts are vague when it comes to bed bugs Reno problems.

In terms of a new tenant, the landlord is required to provide an apartment that is free of insects such as bed bugs:

NRS 118A.290  Habitability of dwelling unit.

"building, grounds, appurtenances and all other areas under the landlord’s control at the time of the commencement of the tenancy in every part clean, sanitary and reasonably free from all accumulations of debris, filth, rubbish, garbage, rodents, insects and vermin."

After a tenant takes possession of an apartment, according to NRS 118A.290:

Habitability of dwelling unit.

      1.  The landlord shall at all times during the tenancy maintain the dwelling unit in a habitable condition. A dwelling unit is not habitable if it violates provisions of housing or health codes concerning the health, safety, sanitation or fitness for habitation of the dwelling unit or if it substantially lacks:

To our knowledge, there is no explicit clause indicating that landlords have to pay for bed bug treatment after a tenant moves in.  the best approach for a tenant is to contact the Washoe County health department for guidance and confirmation that a bed bug problem exists in the apartment.  Sometimes the best approach is to try and split the cost of bed bug treatment with building management.

If a tenant believes that legal steps need to be taken to they can approach these Nevada legal resources.


 

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