Sleeping in a hotel or staying at a rental property should not come with an elevated risk of injury to the guest. While there are hazards one may consider when staying in a Florida hotel, guests often focus on issues they can easily spot. It may not be until they wake up with bite marks and painful itching that they realize they are the victim of unseen issues. Bed bugs are not easily spotted, but they can cause different types of problems for those affected by their bites.
The effects of bed bugs
Bed bugs are tiny, often unseen bugs that feed off the blood of animals and humans. Painful, itchy bites are often the first sign that one has come into contact with these bugs. While bed bugs do not carry or transmit disease, that does not mean that there are no risks associated with these pests. Bed bugs can bite a host multiple times, leading to increased discomfort.
Bed bugs can cause painful bites that may become infected or worsen due to scratching. If a victim has allergies, these bites can lead to a reaction. These bugs can get on and into luggage and clothing, and a victim may suffer psychological trauma after encountering them.
What can a victim do?
If a victim experiences bites and other complications due to bed bugs, he or she may have legal options. A Florida hotel or rental property is responsible for infestations, and it may be appropriate to take legal action. Victims of bed bugs may benefit from seeking the guidance of an attorney who can represent and protect their interests.