Hotel and Motel Infestations
One of the most common types of bed bug cases involve cases against hotels and motels. Hotels and motels have a duty to provide a habitable and safe living environment that is free of pests. When a hotel or motel becomes negligent through their cleaning staff, management or lack of maintenance and care and concern, bed bugs may come and invite themselves in to stay.
Further when a hotel or motel breaches their duty and fails to treat a room as required to ensure it is free of pests, the hotel or motel can be found negligent, as well as found having in breach of other laws and regulations placed on them.
IF you or a loved one is a victim of bed bugs at a hotel or motel we recommend you contact an attorney right away to help fight for your rights and held you recover from your damages and losses...
Furniture Rental Infestations
Have you rented furniture and soon thereafter began noticing red mosquito like bites on you? If so, you have probably suffered from bed bug bites. Bed bugs are little parasitic insects that live in dark warm places. One of the most common locations is inside mattresses, where they can live for 8-10 months on average.
If you have had to rent furniture and ended up as a victim of bed bug bites, you are entitled to compensation for your losses and damages, as well as treatment. Bed bugs, when present will move and live in any area they find comfortable for them. Typically, bed bugs will move from the mattress, into bedding, clothing, carpeting, electronics, and even furniture (including dresser drawers).
If you have found yourself suffering from bed bug bites due to rented or...
Rental Home Infestations
Bed bugs are commonly found inside rental facilities and rental homes. If you have recently moved in to a rental home and found yourself suffering from bed bugs, you have rights to compensation for your damages and losses.
When one vacates a rental home, the property owner has a duty to ensure that the premises are pest free, and that the home is habitable and safe. Ensuring a rental home is pest free includes ensuring the home is treated for pests on both the exterior and interior, the carpets are cleaned and there was no previous complaint of an infestation. If there was a previous complaint of an infestation, further steps may be necessary for the home owner to take to ensure the home is pest free.
If you or a loved one is a victim of bed bugs we recommend you contact an attorney right away to help fight for your...
When one thinks of bed bugs they tend to think of an infestation in a hotel or motel. However, another location for bed bugs is inside commercial properties. Commercial infestations include the following as an example:
- Storage facilities
- Laundry facilities
- Good Will
- Second Hand stores
- Dry Cleaners
If you have found yourself a victim of bed bug bites due to the negligence of any of the facilities listed above, or...
Care Facility Infestations
Do you have a loved one in a care facility? Have they suffered from red mosquito like bites on their skin? You may want to ensure they are not bed bugs bites. A common location for bed bugs, aside from hotels and motels are care facilities. Care facilities are known for having numerous individuals in and out of the facility without real knowledge as to whether or not bed bugs have been transported in.
However, when notified care facilities have a duty to protect their clients and staff from infestations and may be held liable for their negligence if not treated properly. Bed bugs are difficult to treat and rid of. At care facilities management should ensure that all rooms are inspected, treated, and have documentation from a pest control company that their facility is free of any infestations.
Care facilities can become negligent when failing to ensure all bedding are properly treated, not informing clients or...
Public Transportation Infestations
Typically when one thinks of bed bug bites they think of hotels and motels. Although not common in the Sacramento region, there are cases of public transportation infestations. These types of infestations can be hard to prove and difficult to fight. Public transportation infestations are had to prove that the company was negligent, or that the bed bugs were a result of the negligence of the owner in a public transportation setting.
However, there are cases when one has received bed bug bites while on public transportation and the infestation was due to the negligence of the owner. When one makes a complaint of bed bugs, or any infestation for that matter, the owner has a duty to ensure their transportation system is free of pests. If there is an infestation the company had a duty to treat that infestation as well...
Child Day Care and School Infestations
When one thinks of child day care and schools they usually don’t think of bed bug infestations, but are more apt to think of head lice infestations.
If you or a loved one has fallen victim to bed bug bites at a child care facility or a school, we recommend you contact an attorney to help protect your rights. Bed bugs are known to live in dark and warm places. Child care facilities and schools can be a breeding ground of bed bugs for just that reason. Additionally, there are a lot of people and the bed bugs can travel very easily.
If a child care facility or school has knowledge of the infestation it is important that they do...