Delaware Bed Bugs

Located just south of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Delaware is the 2nd smallest state in America in terms of area.

(Only Rhode Island is smaller).

As of 2020, Delaware is home to less than 1 million residents. The bulk of the population lives in or around the city of Wilmington, with 70,000 people living here.

Recently, the state has been given a bit of a popularity boost thanks to one of its residents. Joe Biden, 46th President of the United States and Vice President under Barack Obama, grew up in Wilmington and began his political career here.

Delaware is also home to some less than savory residents in the form of household pests…

One of the most common being bed bugs.

Delaware Bed Bug Lawyer

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

Property owners are legally required to keep their buildings clean and pest-free. Allowing a bed bug infestation to persist violates an implicit level of trust you have with them, and you can sue them for all sorts of damages.

These include, but aren’t limited to:

  • 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.

Delaware Bed Bug Laws

Delaware does not currently have any laws which specifically target bed bugs. The state’s towns and cities do enforce landlord-tenant agreements, which are standard across the United States.

Under these agreements, a tenant is responsible for reporting a bed bug problem upon discovering the first signs of infestation. From there, it’s the duty of the landlord to remove the bugs as soon as possible.

In Wilmington, city ordinance establishes a team of 12 building inspectors to routinely inspect properties. However, Delaware doesn’t give them the authority to issue fines for any violations: they can only tell property owners to take care of the infestation.

Can You Sue For Bed Bugs in Delaware?

Yes, you can! If you can prove that a bed bug infestation is due to the negligence of a landlord or property owner, then you can file a lawsuit and may be able to receive financial reimbursement.

And we’re here to help you.

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.