Who should be held responsible if there is an insect infestation in your apartment? What happens if you or your children fall ill? Landlord-tenant laws for bug infestations, particularly those involving bedbugs, vary by state, but typically it is a landlord's responsibility to correct problems in their rental properties. If the bugs infest the property and make it uninhabitable, the tenants can't be expected to live there.
It's been shown by doctors in some poor inner-city areas that bedbugs could cause the transfer of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This bacteria can be incredibly dangerous, particularly to children and the elderly. Some people have presented with staph infections, which may be a result of bedbug bites.