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The Spread of Bedbugs

Bedbugs are nearly microscopic insects that like to feed on the blood of sleeping victims. Recently, an outbreak of bedbugs has cities from Los Angeles to New York working to hush rumors of bedbug-ridden hotels, shopping malls, and tourist destinations. However, the spread of bedbugs is forcing some people to change their vacation plans in order to avoid this plague.

Frustratingly, most bedbug infestations are only discovered after a person staying in a hotel or other lodging wakes up to find red, itchy bites all over his or her body. This itchy rash can lead to infections as you scratch. If you have suffered from bedbug bites due to staying in a hotel or other lodging, you should contact a Sheboygan premises liability lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at (920) 459-8000.

Where Do Bedbugs Live?

Bedbugs were once almost nonexistent due to the widespread use of DDT. However, now that this powerful insecticide is no longer in use, bedbugs have been allowed to infiltrate a wide variety of places. Interestingly, these creatures can live where it is clean or dirty, and they can spread from place to place on luggage, clothing, furniture, and other items. They prefer to settle in small areas, such as:

  • Cracks between the carpet and the wall
  • Mattresses, box springs, and bed frames
  • Inside dresser drawers or wicker furniture
  • Upholstered items or curtains

Bedbug Bites

Bedbug bites often appear as small, red bumps that are typically very itchy. They can appear in groups where bedbugs lined up and had several meals. Normally, the greatest danger from bedbug bites is an infection from scratching, although scientists are looking for a link between these bites and Chagas disease.

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Hotels and other facilities are responsible for replacing mattresses, bedding, and other furniture that could contain bedbugs in order to prevent the spread of these biting insects. If you are a victim of bedbug bites from a hotel or other place of lodging, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help with your pain and suffering. To discuss your case, contact an experienced Sheboygan premises liability attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (920) 459-8000 today.