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- RCW 59.18.060
- Bed Bugs: Seattle & King County Public Health
- Bed Bugs: Washington State Department of Health
Landlords are obligated under state law to manage infestations in rental units, with an exception: in single family residences and in cases where the infestation is caused by the tenant. Infestations are considered repair issues and tenants should follow the Steps to Request a Repair. If possible, document the infestation with photographs of signs of the infestation.