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While you are responsible for bed bugs normally as the landlord, if you can demonstrate that the tenant is willfully or negligently introducing bed bugs into the residential complex, then you can hold them responsible for the infestation. Additionally, the tenant can be kicked out if they willfully or negligently cause undue damage to the rental unit.
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In Ontario it is rarely the case that the tenant would be held responsible for the costs of treatment for bed bugs. There are cases where a tenant can be evicted for bed bugs. Those cases are usually either where the tenant refuses to make the required preparations for the spraying or where it can be shown that while the landlord has made repeated attempts to treat the property for bed bugs the tenant does things that make them at risk for bringing in bed bugs such as consistently buying used furniture or books even after this problem has arisen and treatments have failed to alleviate the problem.
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