When I Was A Child In Central Wisconsin
Many relatives would say at bedtime, “Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite.” That was not a good thing to be thinking about when you are in bed.
Also, they said other times, “If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my Soul to take”, and that was also scary. I was not thinking of dying at that age.
Now On The Topic of Bed Bugs
The State Senate and Assembly did not have much to do in 2016, so they tackled the job of bed bugs.
They passed AB551 that established California Civil Code 1954.603. You will not believe it.
It went into effect on July 1, 2017, and I know of very few people who are aware of the new Bed Bug Regulations for Landlords.
This requirement is now in effect for new tenants and for all other tenants on January 1, 2018. A PDF copy is attached at the link below.
Landlords Must Give New Renters/Lessees Information About Bed Bugs
Eight specific sentences are required. They describe bed bugs in detail, their life cycle, survival, bites, common signs, and web sites for more information, etc.
#7 requires tenants to report suspected infestations to the landlord or property manager, etc.
#8 requires landlords to notify tenants of any units inspected by professionals within 2 days of inspection receipts and this includes common areas.
CAR Has A New Form Out As Of June 2017
It is form BBD, Bed Bug Disclosure.
Worth taking notice and have it available for newbies. Just another Disclosure along with Agency, Hazard Disclosures, etc.
When I decided to write about this new form, I visited Google Search. Lots of interesting information or I might say disgusting information.
My friend Paul Scheper’s college roommate and Harvard football teammate has an excellent video with vivid photos and live exhibits. He can be found on Google and he goes by the name, Dr. Oz.