EcoTek Termite and Pest Control

EcoTek Termite and Pest Control specializes in residential and commercial termite inspections and pest control. Our home exterminator services focus on controlling and treating problems with termites, ants, cockroaches, fleas, ticks, bed bugs, mosquitos, rodents and wildlife. We use all-natural, eco-friendly and organic compliant pest control treatments. Our exterminator services include termite inspection, treatment and protection, bed bug spray and treatment, flea and tick control, rodent and wildlife control, and mosquito control for your yard. If you live in Durham, North Carolina and have bed bugs, we can help! Please see our bed bug service page.

We proudly serve Wake, Durham, Orange and Johnston County including the cities of Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Clayton and the surrounding areas.

EcoTek Termite and Pest Control

1502 N Duke St, Ste A

Durham, NC 27701

(919) 794-8290

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Are landlords responsible for getting rid of bed bugs?

If you seem to be suffering from the problem of bed bugs, there is nothing to be worried about in this case. This is because this kind of a problem has been considered to be pretty normal and common in many houses. It might have come from your used furniture or suitcase, or even from your clothing. So no matter whatever the case might be, you could pretty much understand that you would need to deal with this as soon as you possibly could.


Report the problem of bed bugs to your landlord

So, when you realize that you have bed bugs infesting your home, one of the first things that you would have to do is call up your landlord and notify them about this situation. After that, they would take the responsibility of calling the pest control company. In this way, they would inspect and measure the concentration of bed bugs in your home, along with the adjoining units. However, one good thing would be that your landlord would give you prior notice before scheduling an appointment with the exterminator. In this way, you would have sufficient amount of time to get your things in order and not be taken aback by surprise.


Get read for an inspection from the exterminator

If the situation of dealing with bed bugs would be something that you would be dealing for the first time in your life, it would be pretty common and understandable if you have tons of questions plaguing your mind. As a result, in order to make sure that you would be fully prepared for a visit from the exterminator, it would be a good idea to know about what to expect from the inspection process.

In typical cases, the pest control company would examine the main site of bed bug infestation as well as look closely in to closets, drawers, and shelves. They would also be able to create a map in order to confirm the source of infestation and learn more about how the problem was created and spread in the first place. Thanks to mapping the infestation, it would also help to determine when a particular place would become infected. This would then help the landlord to apportion financial responsibility for the extermination. Learn more about the areas we serve at


Who pays for bed bug extermination costs?

According to the law which has been outlined in majority of the states, the landlord would be held responsible for bearing the costs that would be associated with bed bugs infestation. Even though this could not be considered to be primarily their fault, they are the main representatives of the rental unit. As a result, they would be the ones whom the tenant would come to whenever a problem would arise.

On the other hand, you would also find some cases in which the extermination costs would be shared by the landlord and tenant. This is something which could be agreed well in advance when signing the rent contract.

Therefore, it would be important to talk to your landlord well in advance to find out which option would be applicable in your case.