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Reporting bed bugs may be tenant requirement

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

A House committee is considering a new proposal that would require tenants to notify landlords of bed bug infestations.

Under the new proposal, tenants who don't report the infestation would be liable for all removal costs. This includes replacing carpet, repainting and chemical treatments.

The proposal is far from becoming law and has yet to win committee approval. 

Lawmakers are also considering the idea to require tenants to have bed bug insurance.

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