NJ Bed Bugs – Who Pays for Extermination?

Bed bugs in New Jersey are the responsibility of the landlords, however the law allows the building owners to pass the cost of NJ bed bugs extermination on to the renters. The city council of Jersey City is considering an ordinance that makes the building owners pay all of the NJ bed bugs pest control costs.

Perhaps Nicholas Kikisof the New Jersey Apartment Association has a point when he states ” Most bed bugs come in with the furniture.” He adds “Where it is known a tenant brings in an infestation it is that tenant’s responsibility to pay for that extermination.”

It can quickly get worse when the bed bugs invade other apartment units and dramatically increase the costs of  bed bugs eradication. It seems there is not too much sympathy for apartment building owners in NJ and NYC that have to pay for bed bug exterminations that sometimes are caused by irresponsible renters in NYC and NJ. Not all of the property owners are living the high life and have tons of extra cash to spend.

I am wondering how countries in Europe and other locations deal with the topic of who pays for bed bug exterminations.

NJ, NYC bed bugs pest control professionals can eliminate the critters.

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  1. My daughter’s apartment is infested with chiggers and bird mites, which have caused her to vacate the apartment. The suspected entry into her apartment is directly over her bath vent, which seems to be the heaviest; however, they are in the draperies, carpets, clothing and furnishings. She has suffered numerous bites. She has moved into temporarily with a friend until this is resolved. The landlord WILL NOT take any responsibility for the invasion of pests, although it is due to poor upkeep and maintenance on the building. Meanwhile, she is paying an exorbitant rent, and has asked management for her security to be returned so that she can terminate her lease (which is a year). My daughter suffers from asthma and cannot be breathing sprays and bombs effected by an exterminator. All her clothing has to be cleaned, as her carpets and draperies. Personal things and opened food has to be tossed. What can she do. She is in a Level 1 entry job just out of graduate school and does not have thousands to spend on lawyers. HELP! Thank you.

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