What Are Bed Bugs, Anyway?
Bed bugs encompass several species of insects that feed on human blood. They’re usually most active at night. They reside in dark, tight spaces such as mattress seams and can readily infest personal belongings such as suitcases.
Bed bug infestations can quickly rage out of control and cause not only annoying, itchy bites but also serious injuries and complications such as missed work and property damage. At Bed Bug Law in Florida, our attorneys represent victims of bed bugs in all 50 states, fighting for fair compensation for the harm you’ve suffered as a result of a bed bug attack.
How To Recognize A Bed Bug Infestation
Bed bugs are visible to the naked eye – they’re about the size of an apple seed – but they’re often difficult to spot because they hide during the day. They are brown, wingless and have flat, oval-shaped bodies.
You don’t have to see the bed bugs themselves to notice an infestation. Some common signs of a bed bug infestation include:
- Tiny black dots, especially around mattress seams, which are bed bug excrement
- Shed exoskeletons, which look like small pale husks
- Rust-colored blood stains on the bedding from bites
- A musty odor that may also smell slightly sweet
Many people don’t realize they’ve been attacked by bed bugs until after multiple bites occur. Take a look at some photos of bed bug bites to see what they look like.
Wondering If You Have A Bed Bug Case?
If you think you’ve been hurt by bed bugs – perhaps at a hotel, apartment complex or anywhere else – you may have a legal claim for compensation. Our lawyers can advise you whether you have a case and what it might be worth. We offer free consultations and handle cases on a contingency fee basis, so you won’t have to pay anything unless we’re successful.