It is a shame that the prior owner neither abated nor disclosed the existing infestation. It adds insult to injury for the tenants, however, when they dispose of furniture and other items with the intent of eliminating bed bugs. Such actions are unnecessary, wasteful and counterproductive. Virtually all items can be treated in some manner, and this should ideally be done by a licensed professional. For educational information on the biology and management of bed bugs, visit identify.us.com. The information is provided at no cost and without commercial agenda.