FAQ bedbugs


On this site we have gathered frequently asked questions/answers regarding bedbugs.

Why can't I change rooms or, alternatively, move out temporarily during the sanitization?
Bedbugs have to be lured into crawling through the pesticide. This will only happen while someone is living in the room, giving off an alluring scent, releasing pheromones, and exhaling carbon dioxide. If you move out, the problem will remain as bedbugs can lie dormant and survive for as long as one year in an empty home. There also a great risk that you will spread bedbugs to your new home. 

I have an allergy. What should I do?
Contact us so that we can decide on suitable measures together.

Will I be given compensation?
AF Bostäder will pay for the sanitization but does not pay any compensation. Check to see if your home insurance will cover any expenses. 

Where do bedbugs live?
Bedbugs live in hotels, trains, aeroplanes, and homes all over the world. Bedbugs are also spread to new places with the help of our things, like for example, second-hand furniture and books

Can bedbugs spread to adjoining rooms?
90 % of all the bedbugs in a room are to be found close to or in the bed because this is where they find their food. If you live in an apartment, you should not move to another room or start sleeping on the sofa because the bedbugs will follow you.  Remember also to be careful when you move items from one room to another.  

What should I do with infested furniture?
Anticimex will treat infested furniture with an approved pesticide. The pesticide will not damage the furniture. AF Bostäder will not replace furniture that tenants choose to throw away.

What should I do with clothes and textiles that cannot be washed at 60 degrees centigrade?
You can hang them in a drying cupboard or tumble-dry them at 60 degrees centigrade, so that they are thoroughly warmed. You can also put them in the freezer for a week. Contact the caretaker if you require a freezer for this purpose. 

Are the silicon powder and the pesticide dangerous to pets?
The silicon powder and the pesticide are environmentally friendly and harmless to people and pets, but you must follow the guidelines provided. (Over-sensitive people with, for example, asthma or allergies, children under two years of age, pregnant women, and pets should not stay in the apartment for 24 hours.)

What pesticide is used?
The silicon powder and the pesticide are environmentally friendly and harmless to people and pets, but you must follow the guidelines provided. (Over-sensitive people with, for example, asthma or allergies, children under two years of age, pregnant women, and pets should not stay in the apartment for 24 hours.)

How long does it take to get rid of bedbugs?
This varies depending on the scale of the infestation. However, two sanitizations are always carried out with two to three weeks between them. Cooperation between AF Bostäder and the affected tenant is very important for a successful sanitization.


Latest update December 17, 2018