Did you know that you could sue a Key Largo hotel for bed bug injuries or an infestation? Key Largo hotels are responsible for ensuring that their hotels are bed bug free. Many hotels do not have the proper protocols in place for testing and identifying bed bug infestations putting them and their guests at risk. Bed bugs hide in inconspicuous locations and tend to come out while you are sleeping to feast on human blood, bed bug’s form of nutrition.
Despite the storm that hit the Florida keys heavily in 2017, Key Largo and the surrounding keys have rebounded in 2018 according to Monroe County. Unfortunately, because of the significant amount of travelers that Key Largo sees, hotels are at a higher risk due to the movement of travelers to and from Key Largo. If you have suffered bed bug injuries or found a bed bug infestation in your Key Largo, here’s what you’ll need to do next.
How to Confirm a Bed Bug Infestation in Your Key Largo Hotel
If you’ve woken up with large red welts or spots all over your body, you could have been bitten by bed bugs! If you would like to explore making a claim against a Key Largo hotel for bed bug injuries or a bed bug infestation, then you’ll need to make sure you actually have a bed bug problem in your hotel room. Before continuing, please reference the following diagram that describes the various appearances of bed bugs throughout their lifetime –
To confirm you have a bed bug infestation in your Key Largo hotel, the first thing you will want to do is remove any linens, mattress covers and comforters from your hotel room bed. Bed bugs love to hide within the mattress of your bed. Next, you’ll want to grab your cell phone as we’ll need to use the flashlight function to closely inspect your hotel bed.
Next, turn off the lights and use the flashlight to check the ridges of your bed for any indications of those bed bugs using the diagram listed above. Also, check for any dark, reddish stains on the bed, these could be remnants of blood from bed bugs feeding.
If you have found bed bugs, it’s important to document your findings by taking photos and video of the bed bugs as well as capturing them (if possible) in a 100% secure container. Then, you’ll want to notify the Key Largo hotel management of the situation and document your interactions.
Contact a Key Largo Bed Bug Attorney
If you have suffered bed bug injuries or encountered a bed bug infestation at your Key Largo hotel, it’s important to reach out to a bed bug attorney like us at Bed Bug Law. Bed Bug Law provides a completely FREE case evaluation and we do not charge any fees unless we win your case.
To get in contact with an attorney at Bed Bug Law, fill out our “Do I Have a Case?” form or call us at 855-533-5552 and we would be happy to assist you.