Under the current laws in New Jersey, landlords are allowed to pass on the costs of bed bug eradication services to their tenants. This is posing a problem for the seniors who are living in the federally subsidized housing building that is operated by the North Bergen Housing Authority.
According to the Hudson Reporter.com, the North Bergen Housing Authority is asking the seniors to pay $200 for a new, more effective exterminator. Residents, who don’t want to be identified, are complaining that they actually are being required to pay much more…$300-$400 for treatment.
The bad news is that when tenants cannot afford to pay the extermination fees, they are less likely to report an infestation. Bed bugs are notorious for their ability to multiply quickly and travel easily in buildings just like the ones that these seniors are living in. Just one female bed bug can lay 1-2 bed bugs eggs per day and up to 500 eggs in her lifetime. Left untreated, an infestation can grow to monumental proportions.
New Jersey has amazing legislation just waiting for lawmakers to give it life. The entire country is waiting to see what will happen. In the meantime, if you are being plagued by bed bugs; don’t hesitate; call a bed bug expert today. Stern Environmental Group provides commercial and residential service to Secaucus, New Jersey, the Greater New York City Metro and Connecticut Regions.