Bed Bugs – Landlord or Tenant Responsible??

By Ilia

Under my “tenant agrees to” portion says that I will agree to:

To cooperate with Landlord in keeping unit free of rodents and other pests. To permit entry and spraying (or other measures required for pest control) by Landlord or pest control company.

Now here’s the situation. I called letting them know I found bed bugs a few weeks after newer tenants moved in and I didn’t have bed bugs before that. People got sent out (did a crap job because I’m still getting bit up) and I’m getting slammed with an almost $300 charge. I wasn’t told I’d have to pay and got no bill. Only way I found out about the charge was being told I owed them more money when I went and paid my rent. It says nowhere in my lease that I am responsible. When I asked about it, I got told that they pay for pest control but since it was about bed bugs and they “checked the other apartments and found nothing” (I didn’t see them go into any other place but mine) that the charge is my responsibility. If I had the money, I’d pay them to get them to shut up but I’m barely surviving month to month right now. Am I legally responsible for this? I live in Nebraska if that makes a difference in the laws.

Please help!

Edited on: Monday, October 22nd, 2012 4:30 pm

11 Responses to “Bed Bugs – Landlord or Tenant Responsible??”

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January 14th, 2013 8:20 am

I am thinking, how long can they stay if I keep my house for a period of 3 a few several weeks can I get rid of bed bugs?I have bed bugs but I am preparing to keep for holiday really soon. Will the issue be gone when i come back?


January 17th, 2013 11:40 am

Yes,sure they will be there,you will only get more issue when u will come back from the holiday.Buy some bed insects fantastic treatement when you come back.


January 20th, 2013 3:00 pm

Bed bugs may live after 20 to 30 weeks without having food (your blod).


January 23rd, 2013 6:20 pm

bed bugs can stay without providing for the interval of 80-140 periods,older levels can endure more time without providing than young ones. Grownups have live through without food for as long as 550 days.A bed bug can take six time its weight in blood vessels, and providing can take 3 to 10 moments.Grownups stay about 10 several weeks and there can be up to 3 to 4 years of bed bugs per season.


January 26th, 2013 9:40 pm

They will stay hang on for you to come at house. Three several weeks is a LONG a chance to be starving. They will keep recreate starving little child’s. You will come at house it will be ON then! You should probably try to get rid of them before you go. Otherwise I am sure they will be so happy to see you.


January 30th, 2013 1:00 am

Bed insects can endure for up to 18 months without providing even though they search for blood vessels every five to ten days. A starving bed bug looks a little bit different from one that is just been fed. A starving bed bug generally smooth with a round formed stomach while a blood vessels fed bed bug is pointed with a pointed stomach.


February 2nd, 2013 4:20 am

the above collections are right, the first level nymphs will die off for sure but an mature will just sit there and be very starving when you get returning.You need to cope with the situation before others become impacted as well.Hope this helps


February 5th, 2013 7:40 am

some one help me to kill bed bugs.i am facing bed bugs biting problem from past 6 weeks,And I can’t get rid of there any idea to kill the bed bugs?


February 8th, 2013 11:00 am

Bed bugs are not easy to kill or get rid of. Once I had this issue and did a lot of factors to get rid of those frustrating creatures.But I failed to kill more than 2 or better call a professional to solve this issue.


February 11th, 2013 2:20 pm

I have an idea,clear all stuffs out of your home,put some bed bugs exterminator and leave at least 2-3 days.after that clean all the stuff with using some washing powder or soap.I have tried this its really worked for me,an i am sure it will work for you too.just try it once.

danny, dallas,tx

April 28th, 2013 12:39 am

i have bed bugs, i told for landlord after a few days. Maintenance person came spray but still it didn’t help
my daughter suffer. After i finish my lease i found another apartment my current apartment manager when she send verification to new one she told them i have bed bugs because of that i can’t get approve. my question is she have right to tell that because all building have the same problem. What have to do my 30 days notice end after three days did she can rented to other person i don’t have any place


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