Last year some 40 million tourists flocked to Las Vegas for some fun and gambling in the desert. While most of these tourists are worried about not losing a fortune at the black jack table; there is another worry Las Vegas tourists should be concerned about—the blood sucking bedbugs.
If you happen to contract bedbugs from a Las Vegas hotel; or if you are a tenant or property manager battling a bedbug infestation; it’s important to know what the bedbug laws are in the State of Nevada.
Las Vegas Bedbugs
Bedbug infestations continue to rise across much of the United States, and the State of Nevada is not exempt form these tiny hitchhiking pests. Currently, the city of Las Vegas is the 46th ranked bedbug infested city in the country. While these numbers are drastically improved, down 30 spots from last year’s ranking, bedbugs are still a problem in the city.
Nevada Bedbug Laws
Currently, there are 22 States in the U.S. with bedbug laws. As of 3/2013, there are two bedbug laws in the books for the state of Nevada. With proposed bedbug legislation being brought to the table on a frequent basis, these laws can change. They are as follows:
- Extermination– Nevada Revised Code 447.030
Any room in any hotel in Nevada that is infested with bedbugs shall be thoroughly fumigated, disinfected and renovated until such bedbugs are entirely exterminated.
- Sanitation– Nevada Revised Code 444
In a camp, proper bedbug prevention measures must be taken.
Tenant-Landlord Rights & Obligations
Landlords and property owners have an obligation to provide safe and habitable accommodations for tenants. Bedbug infestations can be considered improper accommodations. Tenants have an obligation to cooperate with owners and landlords. This includes preparing the home so that the pest control operator can easily inspect the rooms and treat if necessary.
For more information on the rights and obligations of tenants and landlords, visit the Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 118A – Landlord and Tenant: Dwellings webpage.
Hire A Bedbug Attorney
The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only, and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. These are the bedbug laws as of March 2013, and can change. If you feel that you have been a bedbug victim; whether landlord, tenant, or otherwise, please contact a licensed attorney who specializes in bedbug cases.Benson & Bingham, Downtown
626 South 10th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
bensonbingham.com Richard Harris Law Firm
801 South 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
richardharrislaw.com Benson, Bertoldo, Baker & Carter
7408 West Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Las Vegas Pest Control
If you have a problem with bedbugs, or pests of any kind, seek the assistance of a licensed pest control professional.
General Pest ControlBulwark Exterminating
3932 Octagon Road
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Bedbug ControlK-9 Sweeps LLC: Bed Bug Control
& K9 Scent Detection
8201 Woodland Prairie Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89129
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