Bedbugs! They aren’t a pleasant topic, but unfortunately, they are a reality for many Arizonans. A recent column by Tim Simplot in the Arizona Republic highlighted the protocol for landlord tenant bedbug issues. In 2011, the Arizona statute regarding bedbug control and landlord and tenant obligations in dealing with bedbugs was signed into law. If you are looking for more information on bedbugs and how to handle an infestation, you can find some helpful information on several sites.
The City of Phoenix has a webpage on managing bedbugs as does the Maricopa County Environmental Services Department. You can also find information on bedbugs on the Arizona Department of Health Services website with a link to a fact sheet on Bed Bug Talking Points. Finally, you may also wish to read the information at http://extension.arizona.edu/sites/extension.arizona.edu/files/pubs/az1563.pdf from the Arizona Cooperative Extension from the University of Arizona.