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Archive of: Bedbugs

Free Bed Bug Seminar On July 10, 2014

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Seminars, Bedbugs / Comments

Batzner Bed Bug Services, Inc. will be hosting their 4th Annual Bed Bug Seminar at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel at 375 S. Moorland Road in Brookfield on Thursday, July 10, 2014.  The seminar will run from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm.The seminar is FREE and includes lunch.Topics will include basic bed bug information, bed bug history, bed bug monitoring, challenges, and trends and legal issues pertaining to bed bug.  ...

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Landlord Owes $40,000 to Tenant In Baltimore Bed Bug Lawsuit

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Bedbugs / Comments

I stated in one of my prior posts that with the influx of bed bug infestations around the country, that it would only be a matter of time until we saw an increase in bed bug litigation as well.While bed bug litigation is in its infancy, it has taken a large step forward recently.A jury in Baltimore recently awarded a tenant $40,000 in damages, in what is described by the ...

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Bedbugs . . . There Is Insurance For That, Now.

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Bedbugs / Comments

It was only a matter of time and I'm surprised that it didn't come sooner.  Two different companies are now offerring bed bug insurance for hotel/motel ownes, universities, and landlords.  Willis North America and Aon Risk Services are now offerring seperate lines of this specialty insurance.I have yet to get ahold of a policy to see what it covers and what it excludes but from some articles that I just read in the Baltimore ...

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Bedbugs . . . Coming Soon To A Rental Property Near You

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Bedbugs / Comments

No longer are bedbugs just a problem in foreign countries, New York City or Las Vegas.  Bedbugs are alive and crawling in Wisconsin rental housing units.  They have been found in single family rental homes and duplexes in addition to large multi-unit facilities.  Unlike many other insects, bedbugs are not attracted to dirty living conditions or spilled food.  So you may have a perfectly clean tenant with a spotless apartment ...

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Bed Bug Liability Poses Legal Quandary

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Bedbugs / Comments

I was recently interviewed by the Wisconsin Law Journal about the issue of bed bug liability in rental housing.  You can read the article by Jack Zemlicka here.If you are interested in additional information on bed bugs you should review my earlier posts on this pesky subject.

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Some of The Best Bedbug Information That I Have Read To Date

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Bedbugs / Comments

If my crystal ball is correct we will be seing a large uptick in litigation regarding bedbugs in the future -- both tenants suing landlords for not dealing with the bedbug infestations and landlords suing tenants for bringing the critters into the landord's property.  There have already been lots of lawsuits regarding bedbugs, many of which I have touched on in a prior blog post.  If you need some basic information on bedbugs please ...

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Bedbugs, Bedbugs and More Bedbugs!

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Bedbugs / Comments

Since my earlier post on the topic of bedbugs, I have been innodated with more and more information on bed bugs.  It seems that every blog or newspaper article you read, every radio station that you listen to, and/or television station that you watch has recently addressed this lovely topic.  As a result I thought I would devote another blog post to this topic replete with multiple links to the recent ...

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BED BUGS: Everything That You Wanted To Know . . . and More

Posted by admin in AASEW, Bedbugs / Comments

If you have not heard -- bed bugs are making a comeback.  Bed bugs are wreaking havoc on hotels, apartment complexes, and anywhere else where people congregate.  I have even been told that 75% of all of the hotels in Las Vegas are infested with bed bugs - I don't know if that is true or not - but with the influx of people entering and exiting that city daily, it would ...

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