The State of Arizona has been a hotbed for bedbugs the past few years. Vacationers coming to the valley of the sun are encountering them in their hotels. Dorms on campuses like Arizona State University have had infestations, as have apartment complexes, homes, and even movie theaters. Yuck! These encounters are unfortunate, and leave victims with painful bites. Bedbug infestations are also extremely difficult to eliminate. With this bedbug epidemic; travelers, homeowners, landlords, and tenants should no what the bedbug laws are in the State of Arizona.
Arizona Bedbug Laws
In the United States, 22 of the 50 states have laws that specifically mention bedbugs. Arizona has four of these laws. They are as follows:
- Arizona Revised Code 36-601 – Public Nuisances Dangerous to Public Health.
Any place that offers sleeping accommodations, and has bedbugs, is a public nuisance and dangerous to human health.
- Arizona Revised Code 9-500.31 Prohibition on adopting landlord tenant bedbug control requirements.
Arizona cities/town cannot regulate landlord-tenant bedbug controls. They can regulate disposal of bedbug infested materials.
- Arizona Revised Code 11-269.11 Prohibition on adopting landlord tenant bedbug control requirements.
Boards of Supervisors cannot regulate landlord-tenant bedbug controls. They can regulate disposal of bedbug infested materials.
- Arizona Revised Code 33-1319 Bedbug control; landlord and tenant obligations; definitions.
A landlord cannot knowingly rent a bedbug infested property to a tenant, and must provide tenants with bedbug literature.
Hire A Bedbug Attorney
The information provided in this blog post is for informational purposes, and is not intended as professional legal advice. The above listed laws are current as of 4/2013, but can change. If you are a property manager, landlord, tenant, or traveler who has had an unfortunate battle with bedbugs, hire an attorney who specializes in bedbug cases.Hull Andrew
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Phoenix, AZ 85012
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Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Get Arizona Pest Control
Not all bedbug prevention measures work, and not all pest control companies are created equal. Find a company that knows how to deal with bedbugs specifically. Do not battle bedbugs alone; doing so can make the infestation much worse.
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