When Florida hotels and other commercial places where people sleep learn of an infestation of pests, it is their responsibility to take immediate action to fight it. Bed bugs are a common problem that leaves guests with itchy bites, and once this type of problem is brought to light, there must be a quick and decisive response to it. Winning the battle against bed bugs requires immediate and decisive action.
How to get rid of these pests
There are different ways to fight bed bugs, and the right approach depends on the location of infestation and the severity of it. Just because a room has been empty for a period of time does not mean the bugs are dead. In fact, they can survive for months without feeding. The most effective ways to get rid of these bugs include:
- Using heat by washing and drying clothes, using a hair dryer on affected surfaces or steaming surfaces
- Using low temperatures by freezing affected clothing, bedding and other potentially infested objects
- Using double-sided tape to remove bugs and eggs, scrubbing the seams of the mattress and making a spray with certain oils
Ultimately, drastic intervention may be necessary by employing the services of a pest control company that can provide guidance regarding how to get rid of them.
Victims of bites
If a Florida hotel guest experiences bed bug bites, that individual does not have to remain silent. An assessment of the individual case can reveal the specific legal options that person has, including filing a civil claim. It is possible to hold responsible parties accountable for personal harm, negligence and improper cleaning practices.