With the significant increases in rentals within the United States and the willingness of citizens moving from state to state, so too has there been increase of bed bug infestations in apartments and other rented residences. If you have bed bugs in your apartment, you will want to read on.
So what should you do if you found bed bugs in your apartment? The team Bed Bug Law, the leading bed bug legal team that helps individuals who have suffered bed bug injuries because of negligence of others.
Making Sure You Have Bed Bugs
Bed bugs can be confused for some other common insects like fleas, ticks or swallow bugs. Bed bugs can significantly vary in appearance depending on their age.
Here’s a breakdown of a bed bug’s life cycle and their associated appearances.
So how do you confirm you have bed bugs in your apartment? Commonly, you can find them by completely stripping away any linens, mattress pads or other sleeping devices on your bed. Grab a flashlight and shine it within your mattress. If you see dark bloody splotches or small insect droppings, these are likely caused by bed bugs.
Bed bugs commonly rely on human blood to stay alive which is why if you get bitten, you will notice large, red splotches on your body usually in clusters on your skin. See the photo below as an example:
Getting More Information About Your Bed Bug Infestation
Here are some steps you will want to take after confirming that you have a bed bug infestation in your apartment:
- Take photos of the bed bugs
- Take videos of the bed bugs
- If you have injuries, take photos of them
- Capture the bed bugs in a secure plastic bag
- Contact apartment management
- Document all of your conversations via e-mail or text
- Contact a trusted Bed Bug injury attorney
Who is Bed Bug Law?
Bed Bug Law, led by Grant Schwarz, is a law firm dedicated to addressing the negligence of apartment owners, hotels and other hospitality facilities from doing their due diligence in protecting their guests.
If you think you have found bed bugs in your apartment, contact us by filling out our “Do I Have a Case?” form or by calling us at 855-533-5552. We offer completely free, no pressure, case evaluations to all of our potential clients.