Part of living the student lifestyle is making due with less-than-stellar digs while your scrape together your meager dollars for noodles, scrambled eggs, and peanut butter sandwiches. Paying the rent will be your reality, as will living with roommates. The messy people you live with, the general lack of storage space, and the high turnover expected from student housing means that you have perfect recipe for pests, like ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, and even mice to invade your living space. However, you don't have to share space and food with these unwanted guests if you follow a few simple rules.
1. Wash Everything Before And After Moving
Did you know that one of the ways that bed bugs spread is through moving vans and rented trailers? One person may move bedding, furniture, or a mattress, and some pesky begs stay behind and hitch a ride with the next load of cargo. Just in case you have bed bugs from your old place, and don't know it, wash everything before leaving to protect other people from bed bugs, and wash it again when you settle in. This will reduce the risk of you having to fight an annoying battle of the bugs later on.
2. Clean Everything Yourself
Sure, landlords are supposed to have the dorm ready for you when you come, but you never know how thoroughly the previous tenant cleaned while they lived there. Especially if you are moving into a furnished apartment, you'll have to make sure that you are satisfied with how well everything has been cleaned. Before moving any of your things into the apartment:
3. Keep Things Tidy
It won't really make a difference if you have books and papers scattered on the floor, or a few dishes in the sink, but college apartments become a breeding ground for bugs when:
It can be hard to keep things clean when you're dealing with messy roommates. However, if you do end up having a problem with lazy loafers, and if the mess actually does attract ants, roaches and flies, you can notify the landlord, who will take care of the problems, click for more information, and call in a professional pest control service. If the mess of the apartment is the fault of the occupant, the cost of the treatment may actually come out of your roommate's damage deposit.
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