Picture that moment when you first locate your theater seat, fold it down and slump into its comfortable embrace. It feels good, doesn’t it?
Typically the only thing that might bother you is someone exceptionally tall in front blocking your view or people eating or talking too loudly nearby. Whether it is the theater, the opera or the movies, comfortable seating plays a big role in your enjoyment. Who would want to spend hours sitting on a hard plastic chair, right?
The problem with those soft padded seats is that they might harbor bed bugs
These venues see a lot of people in a week, and the seats are generally not cleaned between shows. While the staff might go through and pick up spilled popcorn and tickets, they do not have the time between performances to do the kind of deep clean needed to get rid of everything.
If someone who sat in your seat or one close by during a previous performance had bed bugs on their body or clothes, the bugs might have decided to stay. After all, if you are a bed bug, what could be better than an ever-revolving supply of fresh blood?
Hence, however comfortable your seat feels at first, you could find yourself scratching and itching through the show. What’s more, when you get home, you may find some bed bugs have hitched a ride and made themselves at home in your house. This could affect not just you but anyone else that shares the property.
If you have been bitten by bed bugs in a theater, seek legal help to find out more about your options to help you recover from your injuries and losses.