Are Bed Bug Bites A Serious Concern?
Anybody who spends a night in a hotel or resort in Florida is potentially at risk of being bitten by bed bugs. These insects can be found in any place where human beings sleep. Contrary to popular belief, the presence of bed bugs is not a matter of poor hygiene, but competent housekeeping. Even the best-kept five star hotels can have bed bugs. If you were bitten by bed bugs, bed bug bites may present a serious health concern.
Do Bed Bugs Spread Disease?
Although bed bugs are parasites that feed on human blood, according to the CDC, they are not known to be direct spreaders of disease in their own right. They can cause annoyance as their bites lead to itching and loss of sleep. The potential for medical problems arises when people scratch their bites excessively. This can lead to bleeding and create wounds that increase the chance of secondary infection. Those with darker skin complexion may experience disfigurement through keloid scarring.
What Are The Health Risks Of Bed Bugs?
Although different people experience different effects from bed bug bites, the most common signs are small bite marks. Generally, bed bugs are not considered dangerous. The main threats they pose come from allergic reactions, the possibility of secondary infections or scarring. Since bed bugs are small and often hide in dark locations until they come out to feed, bed bugs may also pose a risk of infestation at your final destination if they remain undetected in clothing and luggage..
Who Is At Risk For Bed Bug Bites?
The truth is that almost everyone is at risk of bed bug bites. Any time you sleep in a hotel room or any other space in which other people have slept before you, there is some chance that you will be bitten and possibly spread the infestation to another location yourself. Once again, bed bugs do not indicate that you are sleeping in low-quality accommodation. These parasites can take up residence in any sleeping quarters, from homeless shelters to hotel suites that cost thousands of dollars a night. Hotels have a burden of care to their clients to maintain clean and habitable sleeping quarters. That includes taking proactive measures to prevent bed bugs. You probably will not experience an infestation, but the more you travel and the more time you spend in hotels and rented or shared accommodations, the greater your chances of being bitten will be.
How Can Beregovich Law Firm Help You
If you do experience bed bugs, the management of the hotel has an obligation to make amends for the problem. They should acknowledge the infestation, offer alternative accommodation, and take every reasonable measure to resolve the issue. Be sure to keep records of all communication with them, and consult a doctor to confirm whether you have indeed been bitten by bed bugs. If the establishment fails to offer assistance and compensation, you have a right to take legal action.
The Beregovich Law Firm is a personal injury law firm with offices in Miami, and Orlando, FL. We have recovered millions in damages in many types of personal injury cases, including bed bug bites. If you have experienced bed bugs in a hotel in Florida, book a consultation and speak to one of our bed bug lawyers.