Staying at a resort? Think you’ve been bitten by bed bugs at a resort? Many people like yourself are travelling more and more each year, staying at 3, 4 and 5 star resorts. Unfortunately, because of the increases in travelling in the country, bed bug infestations have become more and more common, especially even in the clean and highly rated resorts.
If you think or have been bitten by bed bugs while staying a resort, here are Bed Bug Law‘s 6 steps to take if you have been bitten by bed bugs at a resort.
Step 1: Assess Your Injuries
Have you woken up and found large red patches and welts across your body? This could be caused by bites from bed bugs while staying at a resort. Bed bugs feed on blood and are commonly found within mattresses, beddings and linen within a room. If your injuries look like the red patches like in the picture below, you may have found bed bugs while staying at a resort.
Step 2: Find the Bed Bugs!
Bed bugs love to hide in dark, low-light areas within a resort. If you have a flashlight (or use the flashlight function on a smartphone), closely inspect the closet in your hotel. Additionally, as mentioned above, bed bugs hide in mattresses and bedding as it’s easy for them to get their nourishment. Strip the bed of any beddings or other material and shine a light in the mattress.
If you were able to find the bed bugs, capture them and place them inside of a closed, secure jar or plastic bag. This is an important step to proving you have located a bed bug infestation.
Step 3: Remove All Belongings from Your Room
Immediately remove all of your belongings including, but not limited to: luggage, shirts, clothing, pants, toiletries and any other personal belongings and leave them in the hallway of your resort, but be sure to keep an eye on your belongings.
Step 4: Gather Evidence
Take pictures, videos and other pieces of evidence that are relevant to any injuries you may have received. This includes taking pictures and/or video of the room you are staying in, areas where you found bed bugs, the mattresses and your injuries.
Step 5: Notify Resort Management of the Bed Bug Infestation
Contact the Resort management team and provide a detailed report of what you found while staying at their resort. Document and keep detailed notes including names, titles and all individuals you have spoken to. Backup all of the content you have captured on iCloud or other services to make sure you don’t lose those records.
Step 6: Contact a Bed Bug Lawyer
We are Bed Bug lawyers representing victims of bed bug injuries across the country. If you or a loved one has received bed bug injuries or bites while staying a hotel, contact Bed Bug Law, you may be eligible for compensation due to your injuries and losses.
We offer a completely FREE case evaluation and we do not charge any fees unless we win your case! To get started, call 855-533-5552 or fill out our “Do I Have a Case?” form to speak to an attorney and get your case looked at.