Bed Bug Bites? We Can Help!

Bed Bugs On Summer Vacation

by | Jun 23, 2023 | Firm News

Don’t let bed bugs ruin your next vacation.  As the world continues to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the travel industry remains essential in promoting mental, physical, and social health.

Travel is Important

Travel is an important part of life for so many people.  After the COVID pandemic, which forced social distancing and limited social interactions for so long, people are more eager than ever to connect with others. Traveling offers an opportunity to foster relationships and build social connections with people from different backgrounds. The social connections created through travel can help people feel more connected to the world, reduce loneliness, and improve their social skills and emotional well-being.

Mental Health Benefits

Traveling offers several mental health benefits, such as reducing stress and anxiety, promoting individual growth, and improving self-confidence and resilience. After a long period of isolation and social distancing due to the COVID pandemic, people are feeling drained and mentally exhausted. Traveling provides an escape from routine and gives people the opportunity to recharge and rejuvenate their minds. Traveling to places with natural beauty, such as a beach, a mountain, or a natural park, can help reduce stress and promote relaxation. Engaging in activities, such as hiking, water sports, or cultural tours, can promote physical activity and social interaction, which are beneficial for people’s mental health.

Ruined Vacations

Clients who contact our office for help after being injured by bed bugs are often in a state of panic, shock, and pain.  They had envisioned their trip as an escape from everyday life, a chance to explore a new place and create new, happy lasting memories. They had spent countless hours reading travel websites, choosing accommodations, and making an itinerary filled with fun activities, adventure or just time to relax.  Before their vacation, clients enjoyed the anticipation and planning of their trip.  Those plans and excitement are all destroyed after a bed bug attack.

The emotional and financial blow caused by a ruined vacation is devastating.  Our clients often save up money for months or longer in anticipation of their vacation.  Hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars carefully saved for this one vacation.  Then, suddenly, instead of spending time on the beach or visiting a theme park, our clients are attacked in their sleep by blood sucking insects.  Not only is the vacation ruined, but their lives are turned upside down.  Anxiety, emotional distress, insomnia, shame, and fear often flood the minds of bed bug bite victims.

Responsibility of Hotels and Vacation Property Managers

Hotels and vacation property managers have an obligation to ensure the safety and security of their guests. Every hotel should have procedures and policies in place to protect visitors from harm. This includes bed bugs.

The most obvious step in creating a safe environment is to ensure a clean room for every guest. Hotels must take proactive measures to identify evidence of bed bugs in their rooms and protect their guests from this commonly known threat.

Planning to Protect Your Vacation

If you, like millions of others, have plans to travel this summer, take precautions to protect against bed bug bites in hotels and vacation rental properties.  There is more at stake beyond missing out on a few vacation days.

Use as a resource to learn how to inspect for bed bugs and possibly save your vacation.