Where Bed Bug Infestations Commonly Happen
There are many people that think bed bugs are an ancient myth or just in fairy tale books until they get bitten or have their property infested. Everyone has heard the expression, “Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite”. Unfortunately, bed bugs are real insects, and they cause serious injury and economic harm to millions of people every year.
If you have been bitten by bed bugs anywhere in the United States or on a cruise ship, contact Bed Bug Law, a national law firm based in Florida. Our lawyers offer free consultations to discuss your rights. We have helped individuals who have been bitten by bed bugs in various accommodations ranging from hotels to private residences to office buildings. We have designed our website to help educate and assist individuals about their rights following a bed bug attack or infestation.
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Bed bug infestations can happen anywhere. Select a link below to learn about your legal rights following a bed bug attack:
- Hotels or motels, which are amongst the most common sites of infestations
- Apartments or vacation rentals, whether you were staying short-term or long-term
- Office buildings, which can be surprising hotbeds for infestations
- New, used or rental furniture, which can be carrying the unwelcome pests
- Cruise ships, where infestations can easily spread like wildfire
- Nursing homes and assisted living facilities, where vulnerable residents can suffer serious complications
Business And Property Owner Duties Involving Bed Bugs
All business and property owners – whether of hotels, furniture stores or vacation rentals – have a duty to properly maintain their premises free of bed bugs. These pests often enter the premises on the clothing or in the bags of either guests or employees that work at the business.
It is reasonably foreseeable that a bed bug infestation could take place nearly anywhere. Therefore, the owner of a business must take precautions to prevent bed bugs from residing on their premises. Regrettably, most business and property owners do not have any policies or inspection procedures in place to prevent the infiltration of bed bugs.
In addition to implementing bed bug procedures, once a business is aware of a bed bug problem, they have a duty to warn all guests, employees and customers and to take proactive measures action to prevent the spread of bed bugs. When they fail to do so, they can be held accountable.