Category Archives: bed bug

Chicago #1 for Bedbugs Third Year in a Row

Those bebbugs must be doing something right! The mayor will not be happy.  And maybe we have the start of a narrative about how legislation cannot fix all that ails us.  For the third year in a row, Chicago tops … Continue reading

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Chicago #1 for Bedbugs… again

Orkin bedbug list puts Chicago on the bottom! The list published by Orkin Pest Control for the worst bedbug-infested cities again cited the City of Chicago as the number one location for bedbugs.  Chicago beat out Los Angeles; Columbus, Ohio; … Continue reading

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City of Chicago releases bedbug pamphlet!

At long last, the City of Chicago has released the bedbug pamphlet that needs to be provided to tenants under tenancies covered by the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance.  The bedbug ordinance Brand new section 5-12-101 of the Chicago Residential … Continue reading

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Residential tenants have responsibilities under new Chicago Bedbug Ordinance

The bedbug fun is not limited exclusively to the landlords.  Chicago tenants are also subject to the provisions of the ordinance.  Based on what is believed to be the text of the ordinance, Section 5-12-040 of the CRLTO has been … Continue reading

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New law says Chicago landlords must exterminate bedbugs

Prior to the enactment of the new Chicago bed bug ordinance, landlords were really only “obligated” to exterminate bedbugs when there were two or more units infested.  Now, the City leaves no doubt (although we are still awaiting the final … Continue reading

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CRLTO Amended – New section 5-12-101 imposes new bedbug education requirements

As part of the recently passed ordinance to address bedbugs in Chicago, the Chicago Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance was amended to add a new disclosure requirement for landlords.  Brand new section 5-12-101 (this is based on the proposed ordinance … Continue reading

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