Bed Bugs go political


New Jersey may be setting a precendent by introducing a bill to crack down on slack landlords when it comes to Bed Bugs. The Bed Bug bill if passed will not allow landlords to sit idle while their tennants suffer. Do you think this is a good use of our tax dollars? Leave a comment and let us know.

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  • I think it would be a really good use of the tax dollars. I have had a number of calls from tenants that have a bed bug problem but i cant do anything due to the fact the Landlords don’t want to pay for the bed bug services and blame the tenants for the problems. Sometimes it is the tenants fault but also there are many times when its not because it was a neighbors brought bed bugs into the apartment and spread from there.

    Karl the Bugman
    EnviroCare Pest Solutions
    Columbus, Ohio
    http://www.MyEnviroCare.com

  • I think it would be a really good use of the tax dollars. I have had a number of calls from tenants that have a bed bug problem but i cant do anything due to the fact the Landlords don’t want to pay for the bed bug services and blame the tenants for the problems. Sometimes it is the tenants fault but also there are many times when its not because it was a neighbors brought bed bugs into the apartment and spread from there.

    Karl the Bugman
    EnviroCare Pest Solutions
    Columbus, Ohio
    http://www.MyEnviroCare.com

  • admin

    Excellent take. It is a catch 22 for sure. How would they enforce it though? Like you say the tennant blames the lanlord and the landlord says it’s their fault. I know in Florida for instance it is the law already that landlords must provide ‘pest control’. However it doesn’t say how often or any real details. So the landlord ends up paying only a small fraction of the time because the tennant does not know the law.

  • Brent

    Rental Properties are becoming more and more invested with Bedbugs as time progresses. Because landlords, in many cases will not pay what is required to erradicate the problem, tenants, decide to move locations thinking the problem will stay in the property. They soon transfer the problem to their new place. Also, many of these people, we have realized, don’t have the excessable income to pay the amount most companies Charge. This problem could be fixed with the suggested Governmental intervention.

    Brent

    Greenix Pest Control

    Columbus, Ohio

    http://www.greenixpc.com

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  • Pestcontrol1

    I am glad that they are starting to crackdown.  I know it was a problem in the tri state area for a while.  Most of these problems could be fixed faster if the government intervened faster.

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