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Bed bug bills being considered in Connecticut

February 22, 2011

Connecticut lawmakers are proposing a number of bills aimed at controlling the spread of bed bugs in Connecticut. According to NBC Connecticut, One bill up for consideration would require that rental furniture be inspected and certified that it is free of bed bugs. Another bill would require people who remanufacture mattresses to include proof that the […]

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Do sellers need to disclose bed bugs in Tennessee?

January 6, 2011

According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, a Chattanooga, Tennessee landlord is seeking compensation from the former owner of his apartment building, claiming it was known to be infested with bed bugs but that this was not disclosed during the sale. Bryan Kurtz of Chattanooga said he wants to be reimbursed for the $2,400 he […]

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Halifax tenants angry about bed bugs? Time for action.

June 23, 2008

A Halifax resident going by the moniker “Bugged by Bedbugs” used the soapbox “Love the way we bitch” on Halifax website The Coast, to call fellow residents to action on the bed bug issue, in a post entitled “WTF is with the bedbugs?”: There is a certain trio of dusky-colored high-rise apartment buildings in Halifax […]

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Nashua, N.H. laws may change in part based on recent bed bug cases there

May 12, 2008

The law in Nashua is that landlords must provide emergency contact information to tenants (so they can request help with emergency repairs and the like). Alderman-at-large Ben Clemons wants to amend this law so that landlords also have to give tenants code enforcement department contact information. That way, if landlords don’t respond to a need […]

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Family sues YMCA camp in Michigan, claiming son brought bed bugs home

February 25, 2008

The Jackson Citizen-Patriot reports that a family is suing the Storer YMCA camp in Napoleon Township, Michigan, claiming that their son brought bed bugs home with him from camp. Edward Higgins, the defense lawyer, tried to kill the suit, claiming it’s impossible to know how and when bed bugs arrived in the home, but the […]

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