Senate Passes Bill Aimed At Limiting Spread Of Bedbugs

TRENTON – The state Senate passed a bill that would require facilities such as hospitals, hotels, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, boarding house and homeless shelters to have a bedbug maintenance plan in place.

The legislation (S-2543) is sponsored by state Sen. Robert Singer (R-Ocean) and passed by a 35-1 vote today.


“Any facility where people stay overnight should have a plan in place, ready to be carried out at a moments notice should bedbugs be discovered, ” Singer said. “Senior citizens, hospital patients and tourists throughout New Jersey all have a right to know that the bed they are sleeping in is clean, safe and free of bedbugs.”

“Bedbugs are a formidable pest problem that must be dealt with swiftly and efficiently, ” Singer continued. “It is in everyone’s best interest to have a comprehensive plan in place to keep people safe.”

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2 comments for “Senate Passes Bill Aimed At Limiting Spread Of Bedbugs

  1. mattyrock2k
    August 28, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Bed bugs are becoming a HUGE pain again. They were pretty much irradicated years ago, but they are back in force EVERYWHERE. The only REAL way to get rid of them is to PREVENT them to begin with. You need to get mattress covers / mattress encasements to make sure there is NO way they can penetrate your mattress. I got mattress encasements and pillow encasements from a company called SlumberShield that holds a special patent that guarantees your mattress won’t get bed bugs. I also found a coupon online for 25% off. Code is facebook Check em out….I have ZERO problems while my neighbors havent been quite as lucky.

  2. benbug
    August 26, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Crazy! Looks like the landlord/tenant law being passed in several states is the tip of the iceberg. This is going to open up more potential lawsuits aimed at hotels… I hope these hotels are being proactive and installing monitors such as the bedtrak or at least doing proactive inspections… the bedtrak monitor is something that some guests are starting to see if their in place when they check in to a room. They can be seen at

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