New Bed Bug Reporting Requirements for Commercial Pesticide Applicators
During the 2019 legislative session, the Colorado General Assembly introduced House Bill 19-1328, which amended Title 38, Article 12, Tenants and Landlords, concerning bed bugs in residential premises and it established a requirement for commercial pesticide applicators, Qualified Supervisors or Certified Applicators to notify landlords and tenants of bed bug activity and provide remediation instructions. HB 19-1328 goes into effect on January 1, 2020.
Notification provisions created in HB 19-1328, affecting commercial pesticide applicators, expressly state that notification and reporting will be in accordance with Rules established by the commissioner pursuant to Title 35, Article 10. Therefore the CDA Pesticides Program is in the process of amending its Rules to add a new Part 10.08(a) and (b) to establish what bed bug activity must be reported to the landlord and what remediation recommendations must be provided to the tenant.
The proposed Rules will be published in the Colorado Registry on September 25, 2019. Once finalized, the new Rules will go into effect on December 30, 2019. Compliance with the new reporting provision is not required until January 1, 2020.
To read HB 19-1328 in its entirety.
If you have any questions regarding this proposed Rule, please contact John Scott, Pesticides Program Section Chief at 303-869-9056.