People talk about bed bugs like they are a punchline to a joke or a minor nuisance for those who don’t keep clean houses. However, anyone who travels or who opens their home up to people that travel could find themselves dealing with the extreme inconvenience caused by a bed bug infestation.
If you or a member of your family brought home bed bugs from a recent vacation or business trip, you may need to look into ways to pursue compensation because of how expensive the infestation may ultimately be. What makes bed bug problems so costly?
The cost to clean your home
Depending on the size of your home, where you live and how much personal property you have, it could cost thousands of dollars to treat your private residence for bed bugs. Depending on the circumstances, you may need to repeat the treatment more than once to completely clear the infestation from your home. You could easily max out your credit cards just trying to pay for the professional services necessary to get rid of these frustrating insects and their eggs inside your home.
The cost to replace certain infested items
Depending on how severe the infestation becomes before you realize the scope of the issue, there may be certain personal items that you have to get rid of rather than treat. Mattresses and luggage are among the objects that could cost hundreds of dollars to replace and that could be very difficult to completely treat after an infestation becomes established in your home.
The cost to seek medical care
Bed bugs aren’t just irritating. They can cause major health issues. Especially if there are young children, older adults, or individuals with compromised immune systems in your home, bed bugs could potentially lead to hospitalization and thousands of dollars in medical expenses.
Your family should not have to absorb the costs caused by unclean facilities. If you can track the bed bug infestation to a specific business, you may be in a position to request compensation from the company for the damages their negligent cleaning practices cause. Pursuing an insurance claim or lawsuit can be an important step for those who came home from a recent trip with bed bugs. Let us help you with our “100% Bed Bug Bite Focus, That’s All We Do!”