Landlords Responsible For Bed Bug Exterminations

Legislation that would make landlords responsible for paying for bedbug exterminations has passed an Assembly panel.

Landlords who do not take action and get an exterminator to treat an infestation would face fines of $300 per infested apartment and $1,000 per infested common area.

Reports of bedbug infestations have increased by almost 500 percent in the last decade, due to foreign travelers. Pest control companies in NJ are very busy due to the high population of bed bugs.

It is now a renters’ responsibilities to inform their landlords if bed bugs are detected.

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