Focus of Manchester meeting will be rooting out those bed bugs
The New Hampshire Bed Bug Action Committee expects 200 people, including landlords, tenant groups, health care providers and government officials to attend the conference at the Radisson Hotel. It is being funded by the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food, which oversees commercial pesticide use in the state.
For example, a landlord must investigate and remediate an infection within seven days of receiving a complaint from a tenant. The landlord is financially responsible for the remediation and must give tenants written instructions about how to prepare for treatment 72 hours in advance.
The law allows a judge to issue penalties to landlords and tenants when provisions are violated. It also allows for eviction if tenants disobey notices from the landlord.
In Manchester, code officers won’t visit a building unless tenants from two apartments complain about bed bugs, Castillo said.
The conference will include workshops with topics such as integrated pest management, information sharing and a question-and-answer session with the keynote speaker, Cornell University entomologist Allison Taisey.
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