Bed Bugs Tenant Rights – Download ‘ BEDBUGSINFO.ca

TENANT RIGHTS IN ONTARIO REGARDING BED BUGS

Who is responsible when a bed bug infestation is discovered in my apartment?

If you have a problem with bed bugs or other insects or pests, you should immediately inform your landlord, your superintendent or property manager, or someone else who is responsible for ensuring homes are pest-free. As a tenant, you are responsible for cooperating with your landlords efforts to control bed bugs. It is the landlords responsibility to maintain the rental unit so that is fit for habitation and complies with health standards.

When can the landlord enter to inspect my apartment?

Landlords have the right to enter to inspect and maintain rental units. Tenants must be given notice in writing 24 hours ahead of time. Treating an apartment for bed bugs is not considered an emergency, so your landlord should give you proper notice and adequate time to properly prepare your unit before application of pesticide.

What is the best solution to controlling bed bugs?

Early detection and fast action is important to addressing an infestation. Only licensed pest control companies should be used. If the job is not done properly, the bed bugs may come back or continue to spread.

What if other units have bed bugs? Do all tenants have to co-operate?

If the pest control operator believes there is a need to also treat neighbouring units, your landlord may have the right to enter to inspect and treat your apartment as well as the affected apartment.

What if you cannot properly prepare your apartment for treatment of the bugs?

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Bed Bugs Tenant Rights – Download ‘ BEDBUGSINFO.ca

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