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Bedbugs in Hotel Rooms

Recently, more and more people have been changing their vacation plans based on the presence of bedbugs in cities from New York to Los Angeles. These insects typically hide in and around beds, and they come out at night to feed on human blood. Their victims may not even notice the presence of the bugs until they wake up the morning after their stay with red bites all over.

Hotels, motels, and other temporary lodgings have seen a sharp increase in bedbug populations. If you have suffered from bedbug bites after staying in a hotel or similar place, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your pain and suffering. To discuss your case, contact an experienced Milwaukee premises liability lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at (414) 271-0900 today.

The Spread of Bedbugs

Bedbugs were once kept in check by powerful insecticides like DDT. However, now that these chemicals have been found to be unsafe, bedbugs have been able to infiltrate everything from hotels to mall dressing rooms. They can live in and on luggage, which then contributes to the spread of bedbugs in hotel rooms. Once in a room, the insects may thrive in places such as:

  • Mattress, box spring, and frame of the bed
  • Upholstery
  • Cracks in walls
  • Carpet edging

Bedbug Bites

Bedbugs are so small that most people do not wake up when they are bitten. In the morning, however, you may notice small red bumps that are accompanied by itching sensations. While the bites themselves are relatively harmless, scratching the bites can cause infections.

Contact Us

Hotels and other places of lodging are responsible for making their rooms safe for patrons, which can mean replacing the mattress and all of the bedding to get rid of bedbugs. If you have been subjected to bedbug bites while staying in a hotel or other similar place, you may wish to hold a negligent hotel accountable for your pain and discomfort. Contact a knowledgeable Milwaukee premises liability attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at (414) 271-0900 to learn more about your legal options.