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HOW TO RECOGNIZE BED BUGS

Anyone can have cockroaches or bed bugs, regardless of social class or origin.Click to zoom in
There’s no need to be ashamed if this happens. It’s important to stay vigilant and act quickly
to avoid taking these insects with you when you move.

A shared responsibility

  • Tenants
  • Owners
  • Movers
  • Exterminators
  • Moving van rental companies


HOW TO PREVENT PEST PROBLEMS

Before moving

Check for bugs

  • Inspect your mattresses, furniture and other belongings.
  • Wrap your items in large plastic bags and seal the bags.
  • Check electrical appliances and furniture.

During the move and before settling into your new home

Check the following:

  • Measures moving companies take regarding pests
  • The moving truck
  • Your new home 

If there are pests in your old or new home, tell the owner and get the problem treated by a professional exterminator. 

To find out how to recognize these pests and detect their presence, or to prevent infestations and be aware of what to do in case of an infestation, see the cockroaches and bed bugs advice and prevention pages.

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