Alaska Bed Bugs

The northernmost state in the US, Alaska is also one of the largest. It comprises 586,412 miles of land, rivaling Texas and California in size.

There are a multitude of unique landmarks spread across the Alaskan territory. Notable ones include the Aleutian Islands, a volcanic archipelago off the southwestern coast; Mt. Denali, the tallest mountain in the United States; and hundreds of glaciers which are dotted across the state.

However, very few people actually make their homes here.  Only 736,081 residents live in Alaska. Half of the population lives in or around the city of Anchorage.

But even with so few people…

Alaska still has a bed bug problem.

Alaska Bed Bug Lawyer

If you or a loved one were affected by bed bug infestations in a hotel, apartment or other residence, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

Property owners can be held liable for both monetary and non-monetary damages caused by bed bugs.

These include:

  • Damages related to loss of wages and medical bills
  • Loss of furniture or personal property
  • Damages stemming from fear or anxiety caused by bed bugs

Please contact us at (855) 733-9217 or submit your case here. We will put you in contact with a personal injury lawyer who will guide you through the necessary proceedings.

The consultation is FREE, and there are absolutely NO FEES unless your case is won.

Alaska Bed Bug Laws

While Alaska doesn’t have any laws which specifically target bed bug infestations, there are several local laws that exist to prevent general pest infestations from getting out of control.

In Anchorage, a city ordinance imposes harsh fines on landlords who fail to keep their buildings free of vermin or excessive garbage. This ordinance was last updated in 2016, when the phrasing of the law was updated to cover a variety of infestations, including bed bugs.

Landlords that fail to deal with a bed bug infestation can be faced with a $300 fine for a first offense. Tenants can also be subjected to paying this fine if it’s proven that they are either responsible for the infestation, or otherwise failed to report it.

These ordinances are in line with landlord-tenant agreements in place throughout the United States. Under most landlord-tenant agreement laws, landlords and other property owners must maintain a habitable living environment.

Tenants may also be allowed to withhold their rent payments until the bed bugs are removed, though as mentioned earlier, they may have to cover the cost of extermination if it’s proven that they attracted the bugs to begin with.

Can You Sue For Bed Bugs In Alaska?

Absolutely! If you or someone you know has dealt with a bed bug infestation, and it can be traced to negligence on the part of a landlord or hotel manager, then you’re well within your legal right to file a lawsuit.

Give us a call at (855) 733-9217, or share the details of your case on our website. We will connect you with an attorney who will fight for your right for financial reimbursement.

Again, the consultation is free and you won’t pay any charges unless your case is won.