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New Hampshire’s new bed bug law

August 26, 2013

Perhaps New Hampshire’s famous motto “Live Free or Die” will be slightly amended — the state just passed a new bed bug law which means tenants and landlords may have an easier time living bed bug free. Like other pieces of bed bug legislation we’re aware of, the new law, which we told you about […]

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NH bed bug bill regarding landlord & tenant responsibility passes

April 19, 2013

The New Hampshire Union Leader reports that the New Hampshire Senate passed House Bill 482 Thursday, which “outlines the parameters for dealing with bed-bug infestations and the responsibilities of landlords and tenants to remediate the problem.” You can read the full text of HB482 here. According to The Union Leader, The bill is a compromise […]

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Langdon Mill Apartments: now 85% bed bug-free

September 14, 2009

Thank goodness the building is under the care of a community organization and landlord that is not willing to put up with this building being only 85% bed bug-free. Remember this campaign to free a 20-unit Manchester, New Hampshire building (Langdon Mill Apartments) of bed bugs? A group called NH Bed Bugs, spearheaded by members […]

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Worst case of bed bugs Dover health inspector has seen

August 2, 2009

The following story is  quite awful to read. Foster’s Daily Democrat reports from Dover, New Hampshire that A local man has been forced to leave his Tuttle Square apartment after falling victim to what the health inspector called the worst bedbug infestation he has seen in the city. “As soon as I pulled back the […]

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Bed bugs found at Dover, NH charter school

April 3, 2009

Bed bugs recently discovered in a Dover, New Hampshire charter school.  Foster’s Daily Democrat reported, The Cocheco Arts and Technology Academy canceled school Thursday after the city’s health inspector confirmed Wednesday afternoon that bugs a teacher found in a classroom were the same kind of insect that have cropped up in four other properties this […]

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Another 23-25 Temple St., Nashua, N.H. tenant sues landlord over bed bugs

August 19, 2008

Richard Jebb, the first tenant of this building to sue the landlords, lost his case. A second person, a former tenant, is suing the landlord of the rooming house at 23-25 Temple St. in Nashua, according to the Nashua Telegraph. Capricia Osirus, a former tenant of 23-25 Temple St., filed a summons in Hillsborough County […]

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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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Still more from Nashua, New Hampshire: fewer bed bugs at 23-25 Temple St.

March 16, 2008

The Nashua Telegraph reports that the rooming house at 23-25 Temple St. is still infested with bed bugs, but progress is being made and treatment continues. In a follow-up inspection of the former YMCA building at 23-25 Temple St. on Thursday, city health and code enforcement officers found improved conditions, a flurry of work to […]

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More bed bugs in Nashua, NH: rooming-house tenant goes to court

February 27, 2008

More on the Nashua rooming-house mentioned in this story. Richard Jebb of Nashua, New Hampshire, is suing his rooming-house, having had nine treatments in his room and still suffering from bed bugs, according to the Nashua Telegraph.  On Tuesday, Jebb took his bug problem to Nashua District Court, suing his landlord, Mark Flint, and the […]

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Nashua, NH Health Officers on prowl for bed bugs

February 13, 2008

I am delighted to report this news item from Patrick Meighan of the Nashua Telegraph in Nashua, New Hampshire. It’s a story about how Nashua city Health Officer Nelson Ortega and Deputy Health Officer Heidi Peek spent 4 and a half hours inspecting all 117 rooms in a rooming house in Nashua, and found 16 […]

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Portsmouth NH’s Health Officer proactive about bed bugs

April 12, 2007

In “Health Official: Don’t let the bed bugs bite,” we’re told that Portsmouth, NH health officer Kim McNamara has only had a “few isolated cases” of bed bugs reported to her office. But she gets bed bugs, and she’s being proactive about warning readers of today’s Seacoast Online about where and how they can be […]

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