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The Spread of Bedbugs in Hotel Rooms

In the past year, cities from coast to coast and throughout the Midwest have reported outbreaks of large bedbug populations. These hardy creatures can travel with people on clothing and luggage to hotels, shopping malls, and even tourist destinations, where they establish a home, or harborage. Then, the bedbugs can feed on human blood.

One major concern recently has been the presence of bedbugs in hotel rooms. People can wake up from their sleep to find themselves covered in itchy red welts. If you have suffered from bedbug bites while staying in a hotel or other lodging, you may be eligible for financial compensation for your pain. To discuss your case, contact a Stevens Point premises liability lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today at 800-242-2874.

The Rise of Bedbugs

In the mid-20th century, bedbugs were mostly eradicated due to powerful insecticides like DDT. Now that these dangerous chemicals are no longer in use, however, bedbugs have been allowed to proliferate and spread. They can flourish in areas of good sanitation as well as in older, dirty places. They establish harborages near people, in places like:

  • Mattresses, box springs, and bed frames
  • Cracks in the walls or floorboards
  • Spaces in dresser drawers or other furniture
  • Inside upholstery and curtains
  • Crevices where the carpet meets the wall

Bedbug Bites

Bedbugs prefer to feed on their victims while they are sleeping, which is one reason why they often create a harborage near beds. When they feed, they inject their saliva into the bite, which is typically the cause of the itchy, red welts that form after you are bitten by a bedbug. Normally, the greatest danger of bedbug bites is the infection that can occur after you scratch the bite.

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Often, a hotel does not realize there are bedbugs present until a patron wakes up in the morning to find bedbug bites. If you have been attacked by bedbugs in a hotel or other lodging, you should fight back against this negligence in order to protect others who plan to stay in the hotel. Contact a knowledgeable Stevens Point personal injury lawyers from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 today to learn more about your legal options.