Do you think you have found bed bugs in your Airbnb? With the rise of short-term rentals through services like Airbnb, there has been a significant rise in bed bug infestations and injuries sustained due to Airbnb hosts not taking proper care of their home.
So just how do you know if you have bed bugs in your Airbnb? Read on to find out!
How to Find Bed Bugs in Your Airbnb
So what do bed bugs look like? Well, it depends on their lifecycle, look at the diagram below for reference –
Bed bugs love to hide in mattresses, furniture and the baseboards within a home. Turn off the lights and shine a flashlight in those areas. Remove any mattress covers, sheets and get into the base of the bed to accurately identify them.
If you have found bed bugs in your Airbnb, make sure you gather your evidence. Take photos and video of the bed bugs in their exact location in your Airbnb. Capture the bed bugs in a plastic bag or some other closed container. If you have sustained injuries from the bed bugs, take photos of those as well.
Once your evidence is gathered, contact Airbnb and your Airbnb host and inform them of the situation. Take screenshots and document your interactions with them.
Where Do Bed Bugs Come From?
Bed bugs love to hang out in luggage within clothing and other articles. Because of the significant rise in travel activity in the United States, so has the amount of bed bug injuries and cases people have encountered.
We have had multiple cases where Airbnb hosts also do not take the proper measures necessary to ensure their home is fully cleaned and treated by pest control professionals after a guest has stayed in their home.
Contact the Airbnb Bed Bug Attorneys
If you have sustained bed bug injuries while staying in an Airbnb, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries and other associated costs. We are Bed Bug Law, the nation’s premiere law firm that helps clients injured by bed bugs while staying at an Airbnb.
If you think you have a case, visit our “Do I Have a Case?” form or call us at 855-533-5552 to speak to an attorney for a completely FREE consultation. We do not charge a fee or have any costs whatsoever unless we win your case.