Can Bed Bugs Travel Through Apartment Walls ?

Watch the Video Below: Whitney, LLP’s lawyers answers the question: Can Bed Bugs Travel Through Apartment Walls ?  Yes they can, and that is why so many apartments have infestations that spread from unit to unit.  Our lawyers represent apartment tenants, renters, hotel, vacation rental and AirBnB guests in bed bug bite and infestation claims across Maryland.  We provide legal advice to our clients who were placed into infested properties and suffered as the result.

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Can Bed Bugs Travel Through Apartment Walls ? Yes They Can.

Transcript, edited for the blog, is below:

Hi, this is Dan Whitney with the Whitney Law Firm here in Towson, Maryland. If you found this video, it’s probably because you want to know can bed bugs travel through walls? Well, the answer is yes. Absolutely, they can travel through walls. They do it all the time. That’s why hotels and apartment complexes have such a terrible time dealing with infestations. Our lawyers for bed bugs have sued many landlords for negligently treating bed bug infestations, which causes the infestation to spread.

So I’m a lawyer. I’ve been handling bedbug cases for about 10 years, primarily here in Maryland, but in some other states, and a lot of the cases I handle or bedbug cases. So bed bugs can travel through walls, really in any scenario, whether it’s in apartments or hotels and they get through the walls by traveling through the utility penetrations, cracks in the wall, electrical outlets, cable TV wires, and really anything else that connects the rooms.

How Infestations Spread from Unit to Unit

What happens is whether it’s in a hotel or an apartment, an infestation will begin in a room and the bugs eventually spread to other rooms. A lot of negligent property managers or landlords, what happens is they only treat the room where the problem is initially reported and they don’t treat, or they don’t inspect and then treat if necessary the adjacent rooms above, below, and side to side, which of course is critical when you’re treating a bed bug infestation.

The reason being, if you don’t figure out where all the bugs are and you only treat one room and not the other two or the other one on the other side that’s infested, the infestation is simply… It’ll go away for a couple of days or maybe a couple of weeks, but it will come back as the bugs in the adjacent units come into that room that was once infested. Of course, if they’re in one, it just spreads and spreads and spreads.

Negligent Landlords Do Not Treat Quickly

So if you live in an apartment and your infestation has bed bugs, of course, when you report it to the landlord, the landlord should absolutely take the necessary action and inspect all the adjacent units. But oftentimes they don’t, of course, because it’s a money issue.

It’s expensive and it’s also hard to coordinate in dealing with not just you, if you’re the tenant with the problem, but also one, two, three, four, at least four other units, very often. It’s expensive and it’s time consuming. So very often they don’t do it. Of course, some landlords just don’t care. They only want the money. They don’t care about the tenants’ wellbeing. That factors in too, unfortunately, sometimes with some of the more ruthless landlords.

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Daniel W. Whitney, Sr. and Daniel W. Whitney, Jr. of Whitney, LLP

Whitney, LLP Represents Tenants in Infested Apartments

But that it gives a quick answer to the problem or to the question, do bed bugs travel through the wall? Of course they do. The fact that they do causes a lot of harm and ends up being a reason that many negligence cases get brought against landlords and hotel managers who don’t take the necessary steps and inspect the adjacent units and treat if necessary, when the infestation is coming in from the other units. Our lawyers for bed bugs help Maryland tenants fight back and recover compensation.

So I hope you found this helpful. So if you want a legal consultation, we offer those. Just give us a call, 410-583-8000. Or go to our website, Thanks for watching.

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