Millions of families across the United States rely on providers of child care and daycare services to provide a clean, safe and educational environment for their children. While you are working, you have an expectation that the facility would be free from bed bugs and bed bug infestations. Unfortunately, this is simply not the case in all scenarios.
Many daycare and child care centers do not take the proper precautions to ensure they are dealing with bed bug infestations. With more and more children being born and the movement of families, more reports of bed bug injuries and infestations at child care and day care centers are reported.
If you have found bed bugs in a daycare or child care center, we have the helpful information to guide you to get you to a resolution.
How to Check for Instances of Bed Bug Injuries on Your Child
Bed bugs are annoying and stealthy insects that feast on blood of humans to survive. If your child has been bitten by bed bugs, you will see large red welts on arms, legs and other areas on your child’s body. You can see an example of a child affected by bed bug bites and those red splotches listed below –
You would also want to closely inspect your home to ensure bed bugs from the daycare or child care center have not followed you home. Bed bugs can travel on clothing and then start an infestation in your home!
It’s the sole responsibility of the daycare or child care center to provide a bed bug free zone facility and it’s important to investigate and resolve the issue when reported.
Notify the Daycare or Child Care Center
After confirming that you have found instances of bed bug injuries on your child, it’s important to notify the management team. Here are the steps that we recommend you take:
- Take pictures of the injuries
- Ask the daycare or child care center if they have had any instances of bed bug infestations
- Reach out to other parents and see if their children have suffered from bed bug injuries
- Inspect your home closely to ensure that bed bugs have not infested your home
- Document any conversations with the facility and other parents
If the daycare or child care center refuses to address the issue, they may have a lawsuit on their hands. It’s important that these centers deal with the bed bugs as it can cause physical or mental harm that could affect your child.
Contact the Daycare and Child Care Bed Bug Injury Attorneys
If you think you have found instances of bed bug injuries on your child, contact Bed Bug Law, the daycare and child care bed bug injury attorneys. We offer a completely free case evaluation and do not charge any fees or have any costs unless we win your case.
To get started, fill out our “Do I Have a Case?” form or call us at 855-533-5552 to speak to an attorney immediately.