A friend of mine who works for the parks department left the city a couple of years ago citing the “bed bugs epidemic.” At the time, I thought she was nuts and told her as much. She feels a bit vindicated now. This is so disturbing:
The problem is so pervasive that some lawyers have begun incorporating sellers’ representations about bedbugs into sales contracts, adding to now-standard ones about leaks, mold and noise issues. And buyers are having to determine if the pests are a deal-breaker or just one more headache on the road to a new home.