Certain states have specific bed bug laws regarding infestations and/or their control, which have been around since the early 20th century, when they were even more prevalent than they are today.
However, the 21st century has experienced a resurgence of these pests, resulting in the reassessment and updating of certain regulations.
States with Bed Bug Laws
The EPA has stated that there are currently 21 states with a modicum of law or regulation applying to bed bugs. Nine of those states have had those laws in place since 2005.
Typically, requirements have a focus on landlords, hotels, or other types of property managers. (more…)