I inspected a home for Bed Bugs and found a moderate infestation. The young couple knew they had them and just couldn't get rid of them on their own. They also told me that they were moving out at the end of the month - just a couple of weeks away. I said "Whoa! Don't do that." They told me that the lease was up and they had to move or renew the lease. Plus, they didn't have the money to pay me. I said "Let me speak to your landlord." They gave me his information, and I called him.
I explained that it would be to his advantage if he could let them stay on one more month while I treat the home. Then, when they move out, he will get the home without bed bugs. And an occupied home is easier to treat for bed bugs, than a vacant home. I also suggested that he use part of their security deposit to pay for the treatment if they would agree to it. The tenants met with the landlord and they were all in agreement. One month later the home was bug free and the tenants moved out WITHOUT bed bugs.
I have since been able to help a few other people who couldn't pay for treatment by getting the landlord involved in the same way.