The truth is, yes! You can actually sue a hotel in Miami Beach, Florida for bed bugs. So why is that? Hotels in Miami Beach have a 100% responsibility to ensure that their hotels are safe, inhabitable and 100% free from bed bugs. With Miami Beach becoming a hotspot for tourism in 2018, there’s increased risk of other travelers bringing in bed bugs to hotels and hotels not doing enough to prevent them. Areas and places with high amounts of travelers are at risk for higher cases of bed bugs.
If you are staying at a hotel in Miami Beach, Florida and you think you have found bed bugs or are suffering from bed bug bites, Bed Bug Law will go through how to confirm you have found bed bugs in your hotel room and what to do next.
Confirming You Found Bed Bugs in Your Miami Beach, Florida Hotel
Bed bugs love to hide in areas that have limited light and visibility. Unfortunately, bed bug’s primary source of nutrition is human blood, so they can be typically found within the bed and bedding material of a hotel room. Bed bugs can come out while you are sleeping and feed on your body leaving large red welts all over your body and then retreating to their home. Bed bugs can be hard to identify as their appearance can vary significantly, use the diagram below to help you in identifying them during this next step –
First, you’ll want to grab your cellphone as we will be using the flashlight function. Strip your hotel bed of any linens and bedding materials. Turn off the lights in your hotel room and closely inspect the ridges of your hotel bed mattress for bed bugs.
What to Do Next
If you have indeed found bed bugs, then you’ll want to take as many photos and video of the bed bugs as possible. If you can, capture the bed bugs in a completely secure container. Next, you’ll want to notify the management team of your Miami Beach hotel and take clear notes of whom you spoke with including their title. These are all important steps in ensuring that you can prove your Miami Beach hotel bed bug case.
Contact a Miami Beach Hotel Bed Bug Lawyer
If you have suffered as a result of bed bugs while staying at a hotel in Miami Beach, Florida, contact Bed Bug Law. We are attorneys representing victims of bed bug infestations at hotels. Even if you aren’t sure if you have a case, please contact us.
To get started, fill out our “Do I Have a Case?” form or give us a call at 855-533-5552 to speak to a Bed Bug attorney. We do not charge any fees or have any costs unless we win your Miami Beach Hotel Bed Bug case, so there’s nothing to lose!