New Jersey advances bedbug eradication bill

    The New Jersey Senate has approved a measure aimed at stamping out bedbugs, the Associated Press reports.

    The bill would require commercial facilities that have beds to have agreements in place with exterminators to eradicate bedbugs if they’re found.

    Hospitals, nursing homes, homeless shelters and hotels all would have to sign bedbug treatment plans.

    Bedbugs are small, parasitic insects that infest furniture and beds. They’re known for biting humans and other animals, mainly at night.

    The measure passed the Senate today with overwhelming support from both parties. It now heads to the state Assembly.

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