In NJ, a landlord has a duty in a "warranty of habitability" to provide good, livable space for the tenant. See here
Nothing on there talks about bedbugs per se, but it falls under the general doctrine.
So then the answer is the following:
1) If the bedbugs were NOT caused by the tenant, then the landlord has to correct the issue;
2) If the bedbugs were indeed caused by the tenant, then the landlord has to correct the issue, but, may bill the tenant for reasonable cost.
Often, WHO caused it (or did not cause it) may be a point of contention, so when calling a specialist, it is best to ask them to "diagnose" the cause if possible, so this may be used to determine whether to bill or not (and for the Court, if it gets to that point).
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