Inspection

Bed Bug Inspection Preventive Measures
Bed Bug Crucial Checkpoints

Caulk or seal cracks

Crevices near beds

Bed frames

Crevices along baseboards

Crevices around pipe chases

Crevices around heating and air-conditioning units

Holes and other damage in walls

Peeling wall paper or chipping paint

Chair-rail moldings

Loose tiles

Hardwood floors

Carpets

Storage issues

Clutter in common areas

Other areas that may provide hiding places for bed bugs

Bed Bug Action Plan

Does your bed bug action plan include a strategy for responding to reports or complaints?

Attach supporting evidence.

Respond sympathetically and avoid blame

Arrange for a professional inspection

Inspect all adjacent apartments (above, below, and on both sides) of the likely infested unit

Schedule an intervention for all apartments where bed bugs are found

Does your bed bug action plan include a strategy for containing and eliminating infestations?

Attach supporting evidence.

Educate staff on their role

Inspect all adjacent apartments above, below, and on both sides on a regular basis

Consider buying or encouraging tenants in adjacent units to buy bed bug resistant mattress covers

Encourage tenants in adjacent units to be aware and report signs or symptoms of bed bugs immediately

Seal and make repairs to infested and adjacent apartments

Does your bed bug action plan include a strategy for disposing infested furniture?

Attach supporting evidence.

Discourage them from throwing away belongings and/or furniture, OR explain to them how to do so properly

Does your bed bug action plan include a strategy for educating and advising tenants?

Attach supporting evidence.

Give them a bed bug factsheet

Explain how to prepare for the pest control company’s inspection

Educate tenants on how to prepare for treatment once infestation is confirmed

Does your bed bug action plan include a strategy for managing requests for relocation?

Attach supporting evidence.
Completion

Additional Observations

Inspector Name and Signature
Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.