City of Cincinnati Makes Bedbugs Official Vermin

CINCINNATI (AP) - In the city of Cincinnati, bedbugs are now officially considered vermin.

The bugs were added to the Cincinnati Municipal Code, ranking them among rodents, fleas, lice, roaches and weevils as critters that must be controlled by owners and occupants of buildings.

Harboring a vermin infestation is a fourth-degree misdemeanor,
punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a $250 fine.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Wow Location: Richmond on Feb 1, 2008 at 11:24 PM
    @WOW Location: In. Pick a differant name I've been here for months and due to the no log in feature people would think your me. Btw one more thing to laugh at the buckeyes about. No guns or bedbugs allowed in their police city. LOL
  • by WOW Location: In. on Feb 1, 2008 at 06:41 AM
    If Cinn. is going to fine all those who "harbor" vermin...look out they will be very busy. Bedbugs can be found in nearly every home.While I agree all the vermin named in the story need exterminated, I would hate to be the people trying to accomplish this feat.Only in Cinn.
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Feb 1, 2008 at 06:17 AM
    And now the government won't even let us have bedbugs! Someone call the ACLU.
  • by And in a related story on Feb 1, 2008 at 06:11 AM
    ...the people of Newport make the people of Cincinnati the Official Vermin!

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