What is worse than things that go bump in the night?
How about creepy crawly things that share your bed?
Bed bugs are a surprisingly common problem. About 97% of pest professionals have dealt with an infestation in the last year.
Could you have a bed bug infestation? If you do, and someone is responsible for it, you could be entitled to compensation. In that case, you may need to hire a bed bug lawyer.
Let’s learn all about bed bugs and why you might need a lawyer who specializes in bed bug cases.
What Are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are tiny, undesirable little creatures that feast on blood. For this reason, they love to hide in places where they have easy access to a rich source of blood. For example, mattresses.
Every night a delightful feast is laid for the bed bugs when you go to bed. Unfortunately, it is not so delightful for you.
Bed bug bites are usually just a minor annoyance. Some people will experience worse symptoms including:
- Swelling around the bite site
- Swelling of the tongue
- Anaphylactic shock
- An irregular heartbeat
- Difficulty breathing
- Mental duress
As you can see a bed bug infestation is not something you want to mess around with.
Do You Have Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are often mistaken for other pests. They are very small and hard to see because they like to hide.
The evidence of their presence, however, is quite telling.
Bed bug bites will leave you with small, itchy bumps on your skin. Often, people mistake them for mosquito bites or flea bites. Sometimes blisters or rashes will appear around the affected area.
They will typically aim for exposed skin so check your arms, legs, and face when you wake up.
Check your bedsheets carefully. The bites can sometimes leave behind small bloodstains. Because of their diet, bed bug feces are rust-colored and leave behind similar stains.
Do You Need a Bed Bug Lawyer?
If you have been exposed to bed bugs because of another person’s negligence you may be entitled to compensation.
For example, if your new apartment is infested with bed bugs your landlord may be responsible. If you picked up bed bugs at a hotel or other place of lodging, the company may be found to be negligent in their cleaning practices.
Compensation for bed bug damages include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Psychological problems
- Personal property damage
- Extermination bills
The best way to find out what compensation you may be eligible for is to speak with a bed bug lawyer.
Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
You want to get rid of those pesky bed bugs, but most of all you want to get a good night’s sleep again.
After dealing with an infestation it can be hard to rest easy. You’ll constantly be feeling itchy and lying awake wondering if those pesky critters are still on the prowl.
A good bed bug lawyer can help you put it all to rest. Contact us today to learn how we can help. We’ll fight to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve and give you the ability to rest easy once again.