What to do after bitten by bed bugs in Kissimmee Florida Area
Bed bugs are still a problem all over the United States. Florida has shown to be a particular hot spot for bed bug injuries. Cities like Kissimmee and Orlando including surrounding areas are hard hit by bed bugs. Kissimmee has hundreds of hotels-which accommodate millions of visitors each year. Tourists from across the nation and the world come to visit the local attractions and theme parks. These visitors can bring bed bugs and other pests. Bed bugs are expert travelers and it only takes a few bugs introduced into a hotel to create an infestation.
Bed bugs are small. Even though they are very small in size, they can do a lot of damage if given the opportunity. When bed bugs are introduced into a hotel room, they get to work very quickly. A female bed bug can lay up to 5 eggs a day. Within a few short weeks, a hotel room can be completely infested with bed bugs. Due to their small size, bed bugs are able to travel between walls and under carpeting. One bed bug infested room can turn into several in just a short time. Bed bugs are expert travelers and usually move at night.
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How to Identify Bed Bugs in Kissimmee Hotel
Bed bugs thrive most at night and in dark places. Most victims are not aware that the bed bugs are present because they only come out at night to feed. To find evidence of bed bugs, will need to take a close look at the mattress, bedding and anywhere else a person may sleep. This includes couch cushions, foldout beds, roll away beds and chair cushions.
Bed bugs can be present even without seeing live bugs at first glance. Search for evidence at all the seams of your mattress, including underneath the mattress and box spring. Bed bugs, larvae and eggs can all be seen by the naked human eye. If you find brown/red/rust/black colored spots on the mattress, this is evidence of bed bugs. The spots are “fecal spots” and are actually the feces of the bed bug after feeding on human blood.
Even if you do not see bed bugs, you can be bitten by them. Bed bug bites often appear within 24-48 hours after being bitten. Each person will react differently to bed bug bites. Characteristic bed bug bites appear in a straight line, or in small clusters. The bites are often very painful and itchy.
Where do Bed Bugs Live?
Bed bugs are most often found in locations where they can get food. This includes hotel bedrooms and couches. Bed bugs will be drawn to “sleep areas” which include couches or beds in a Kissimmee hotel room. Furniture, suitcases and other luggage, under carpets and baseboards and even behind wallpaper are all places bed bugs can live and hide. Bed bugs are expert travelers and can attach themselves to anything in order to get around. Once entered into a new environment, bed bugs can start laying eggs and spreading.
Can Bed Bugs Hurt You?
The initial bite of a bed bug is painless. The bed bug secretes saliva which contains a numbing agent to prevent the victim from knowing the bite is occurring. People will all react differently to a bed bug bite. Most humans do not have a reaction at all. You could fall into that category, and have been bitten without ever knowing. Or you could be a person who experiences an extreme allergic reaction. Typical reactions include swelling, itching, nausea, headaches and vomiting. Persistent scratching can result in infection or permanent scarring.
What if You Get Bed Bugs at a Hotel?
Kissimmee hotel visitors are often from other parts of the State or the Country. You may come to visit Kissimmee and find yourself a bed bug victim, covered in itchy red bites. Worse yet, you may wind up bringing home the bed bugs from your Kissimmee hotel. Once bed bugs travel back to your home, they can be very difficult and expensive to exterminate. Proper heat treatment can cost thousands of dollars.
If you believe your bed bug bites happened at a Kissimmee hotel, you may have legal options. It is possible to win damages if you can prove that the hotel was negligent and that you were injured. Bed bug bite marks will normally appear 24-48 hours after the initial bite. Sometimes bites will not appear until after checking out of a Kissimmee hotel. You may still be able to hold the hotel responsible if even if bites did not appear until after checkout.
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