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I'm sorry to hear about this situation that you are in. I have children too and I can only imagine if they are doing such a thing. Now, if the new renters have moved in and the place is now infested with bed bugs the landlord is likely breaching the implied warranty of habitability that comes along with every lease contract in the country. An implied warranty of habitability just means that the place is going to be habitable, including not having a bug infestation. You're correct in that the landlord is responsible for correcting this and the landlord should be responsible for paying for the hotel or not charging for rent for the number of days that your son has to get a hotel. The reason is because if your son has to leave and get a hotel and means that he has been constructively evicted. A constructive eviction simply means that somebody is being evicted without the proper procedures being followed in your state. Usually, the procedures just require notice and a good reason for the eviction. However, if somebody has to leave because there is a bug infestation the landlord either has to not charge rent for those days that he's gone or pay for a hotel until the bed bugs are cleaned out.
You may want to consider just writing a formal demand letter that the landlord fix the problem and provide appropriate accommodations and compensation. There’s a site that I’ve used in the past where you can find a good template for a demand letter (click here). It only costs $10 and it is way cheaper than litigation.
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