Whether you are here to see Washington Park or the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Portland has many attractions for tourists across the country. Unfortunately, due to these amazing attractions and the increased travel rates, bed bug infestations in Portland, Oregon hotels are also happening at alarming rates. According to TravelPortland.com, visitors to Portland spent $5.6 billion dollars in direct spending in 2019. It is the hotel’s responsibility to ensure they provide an environment free of bed bugs. If you have encountered bed bugs while staying at a Portland, Oregon hotel, Bed Bug Law is here to help!
Determining If You Have Bed Bugs in Your Hotel Room
Bed bugs can easily be confused for other types of insects. It’s important to understand that bed bugs’ primary form of nutrition is human blood. Bed bugs will position and place themselves in areas that are particularly convenient for feeding. This includes in couches, beds, sofa mattresses, couch mattresses and even in furniture like a cabinet or drawer. Many suspect they have bed bugs by waking up in the morning or in the middle of the night and finding large red welts all over their body. If you find red welts, these are tried and true signs of bed bugs. Before you begin your investigation, it’s also important to understand the lifecycle of bed bugs, which can be seen below –
Continue Your Investigation
First, grab a flashlight or a cell phone with flashlight functionality. Strip your bed, mattresses, sofa or other furniture of any linens. Then, closely examine the areas around your furniture. If you see small bugs similar to the photo listed above, you may have found bed bugs in your Portland, Oregon hotel room! Bed bugs can leave stains when feeding on furniture, so it’s also a good idea to keep an eye out for that as well. You should also attempt to capture any bugs you find in a secure container as it will be important in proving your case.
Notify Portland, Oregon Hotel Management
It’s important to make hotel management aware of the bed bug infestation in your room. Before you contact them, make sure you take clear notes and document your interactions with them. Additionally, take any appropriate photos and videos of the infestation in your hotel room. This includes the names, titles and contact information for everyone whom you spoke with. If they offer compensation, be aware of any documents or contracts that they may ask you to sign. This may waive them of any liability!
Know Your Rights and Contact Bed Bug Law
If you have suffered as a result of finding those bed bugs in your Portland, Oregon hotel, whether physical, emotional or mental, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Bed Bug Law is a nationwide law firm that represents individuals and their families who have been attacked by bed bugs.
The best part about working with Bed Bug Law is that we do not charge any fees or have any costs unless we win your case! To get in contact with a Bed Bug Law team member, simply fill out our “Do I Have a Case?” form or give us a call at 855-533-5552. We look forward to working with you!