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UPCOMING SEMINAR: Legal Issues Pertaining to Bedbugs & How Landlords Can Protect Themselves

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Seminars, Bedbugs / Comments

Hello Everyone --- I hope that you are all enjoying your summer. I wanted to let you know about a free seminar that I will be giving on the Legal Issues Pertaining To Bedbugs and What Landlords Can Do To Protect Themselves on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.I will be presenting this 1-1.5 hour presentation as part of Batzner Pest Control's 5th Annual Bed Bug Seminar. Here are the details:- ...

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Free Bed Bug Seminar On July 10, 2014

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Seminars, Bedbugs / Comments

Batzner Bed Bug Services, Inc. will be hosting their 4th Annual Bed Bug Seminar at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel at 375 S. Moorland Road in Brookfield on Thursday, July 10, 2014.  The seminar will run from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm.The seminar is FREE and includes lunch.Topics will include basic bed bug information, bed bug history, bed bug monitoring, challenges, and trends and legal issues pertaining to bed bug.  ...

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Don't Miss The Landlording Event of The Year - AASEW Trade Show on Friday, September 27th

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in AASEW, Seminars, Bedbugs / Comments

 Hello Everyone --- The event of the year -- the AASEW's Conference & Trade Show -- will be held in a little more than 1 week.You will not want to miss this great event at its new location at Potawatomi Bingo Casino. When: Friday, September 27, 2103 from 11 am - 4:30 pm (Doors open at 10 am)Where: Potawatomi Bingo Casino, 1721 West Canal Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233How Much? Free ...

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Landlord Owes $40,000 to Tenant In Baltimore Bed Bug Lawsuit

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Bedbugs / Comments

I stated in one of my prior posts that with the influx of bed bug infestations around the country, that it would only be a matter of time until we saw an increase in bed bug litigation as well.While bed bug litigation is in its infancy, it has taken a large step forward recently.A jury in Baltimore recently awarded a tenant $40,000 in damages, in what is described by the ...

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Bedbugs . . . There Is Insurance For That, Now.

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Bedbugs / Comments

It was only a matter of time and I'm surprised that it didn't come sooner.  Two different companies are now offerring bed bug insurance for hotel/motel ownes, universities, and landlords.  Willis North America and Aon Risk Services are now offerring seperate lines of this specialty insurance.I have yet to get ahold of a policy to see what it covers and what it excludes but from some articles that I just read in the Baltimore ...

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Bedbugs . . . Coming Soon To A Rental Property Near You

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Bedbugs / Comments

No longer are bedbugs just a problem in foreign countries, New York City or Las Vegas.  Bedbugs are alive and crawling in Wisconsin rental housing units.  They have been found in single family rental homes and duplexes in addition to large multi-unit facilities.  Unlike many other insects, bedbugs are not attracted to dirty living conditions or spilled food.  So you may have a perfectly clean tenant with a spotless apartment ...

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Don't Miss Bed Bug Boot Camp on June 28th, 2011

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Seminars, Bedbugs / Comments

In response to the unprecedented spike in the resurgence of of bed bugs in the past year, Wil-Kil Pest Control is offerring a Bed Bug Boot Camp.  From pest identification to the legal ramifications of bed bugs, both sessions offer property owners and managers the tools they need to effectively respond to the threat of bed bugs and includes a Bed Bug Canine Scent Detection Demonstration.Click here to see the Bed ...

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Bed Bug Liability Poses Legal Quandary

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Bedbugs / Comments

I was recently interviewed by the Wisconsin Law Journal about the issue of bed bug liability in rental housing.  You can read the article by Jack Zemlicka here.If you are interested in additional information on bed bugs you should review my earlier posts on this pesky subject.

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Some of The Best Bedbug Information That I Have Read To Date

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Bedbugs / Comments

If my crystal ball is correct we will be seing a large uptick in litigation regarding bedbugs in the future -- both tenants suing landlords for not dealing with the bedbug infestations and landlords suing tenants for bringing the critters into the landord's property.  There have already been lots of lawsuits regarding bedbugs, many of which I have touched on in a prior blog post.  If you need some basic information on bedbugs please ...

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Bedbugs, Bedbugs and More Bedbugs!

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Bedbugs / Comments

Since my earlier post on the topic of bedbugs, I have been innodated with more and more information on bed bugs.  It seems that every blog or newspaper article you read, every radio station that you listen to, and/or television station that you watch has recently addressed this lovely topic.  As a result I thought I would devote another blog post to this topic replete with multiple links to the recent ...

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