The bed bug resurgence is becoming well-known, and many people are aware of the vast number of these little creatures in apartments and homes across the country. Those who are looking at apartments to rent or condos to buy may want to search out each bed bug history of the place before they do.

People who want to rent an apartment should look at various registry websites to see if there was any complaints about bed bugs in the past year. If there have been a number of them, ask the landlord about it. If they seem knowledgeable rather than dismissive and defensive, chances are they will help if it happens again.

The same goes for those who are buying, but they should take an extra step to ensure that there hasn't been infestations before.

Those who already have bed bugs in their apartment may want to hire professional help to ensure that all of the bugs are eliminated. In the meantime, owners can wash and dry their linens in high temperatures, which is known to kill them off. Also, they can purchase mattress covers, which can trap the little critters until help arrives.