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Court Approves $2.45 Million Bed Bug Lawsuit


Still Think Bed Bugs Won’t Cost You in the Long Run?

If you’re a property manager of any sorts, you know how difficult it can be to balance a budget, especially if things are tight. However, it is always important to keep the health and safety of your occupants in the highest regard, and that means protecting against bed bugs as well.

Earlier this month, a Polk County judge approved a $2.45 million dollar settlement between a landlord and two downtown Des Moines, Iowa apartment towers. According to the Des Moines Register, Judge Robert Blink approved the settlement between the class-action group and the First Baptist Elderly Housing Foundation and the American Baptist Homes of the Midwest. The lawsuit was originally filed in March of 2010 when residents of Elsi Manson Manor and the Ligutti Tower were seeking money for back rent and lost property due to the bed bug infestation.

What’s This Lawsuit Mean for You, a Landlord or Property Manager

If it isn’t already obvious, prevention against bed bugs should not be one of those things you knock off your to-do list without much thought, even if your budget is already stretch. Without proper protection you are putting the health and safety of your tenants at risk, as well as your checkbook. Fortunately, The Aardvark Pest Management team specializes eradicating these pests after you’ve had an infestation as well as providing top notch protection against infestations before they become a problem.

The Aardvark : Experts with Bed Bugs

No matter how large or small your bed bug concern is, The Aardvark is standing by. Our team is comprised of expert technicians that are trained to quickly diagnose your pest problems in a professional manner. Not only do we offer state of the art heat treatment for eradication of bed bugs, we also have Heidi, the bed bug sniffing dog! Heidi is able to sniff out and pin point the exact location of bed bugs, ensuring no treatment is applied in the dark and the problem is remedied the first time, resulting in no return trips for additional applications.

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