What are your rights and obligations in determining and mitigating a bed bug infestation?
Landlords and property owners have specific legal obligations to provide safe and habitable accommodations for tenants. Certain infestations, including bed bugs, may constitute an unacceptable condition. Tenants have an obligation to cooperate with owners and landlords. This includes preparing the apartment so that the pest control operator can easily inspect the rooms and treat, if necessary. Contact your state or municipal health agency or housing authority for more guidance on these issues.