May 22, 2019 Substantive Law

When the Bed Bugs Bite: Landlord and Tenant Responsibilities for a Reemerging Pest Problem

By Alice M. Noble-Allgire

Reprinted with permission from Probate & Property, January/February 2019 (33:1), at 48-54.. ©2019 by the American Bar Association. All rights reserved. This information or any or portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association.

For several decades, Americans could sleep tight without letting the bed bugs bite. But the United States is now “experiencing an alarming resurgence” of this pest. Joint Statement on Bed Bug Control in the United States from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 1 (2010),

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