When it comes time for people to start making plans to travel for their vacation, business trips or getaways, one of the things travelers are cautious about these days is picking up their hotels being extremely cautious while selecting them for their stay to avoid bedbug bites.
Many news reports in recent years have focused on the discovery of bedbugs and their health effects (even in upscale five-star hotels), and a number of lawsuits have been filed by guests in hotels who awoke to find hundreds of bedbug bites covering their skin.
The bedbug can live without blood — its food source — for up to 18 months. “Females can lay up to 4 eggs a day in hidden locations; up to 5 to 10 a week and up to 500 in her lifetime,” according to Eisenberg.
Research shows that 82% of hotels in the United States have treated for bed bugs in the past year. 40% of all hotels have undergone treatment in the past month.
As the hospitality industry continues to seek out ways to provide their guests with some peace of mind, the exploding pest control industry—which is expected to reach $10 billion in service revenue by 2020—is also seeking out new solutions.
The creatures don’t have wings and they can’t fly or jump. But their narrow body shape and ability to live for months without food make them ready to survive and settle. Bedbugs can easily hide in the seams and folds of luggage, bags, and clothes. They also take shelter behind wallpaper and inside bedding, box springs, and furniture.
The insects are most active at night, though they are not exclusively nocturnal. Bedbugs are attracted to warmth, moisture and the carbon dioxide released by humans.
The effect of bedbugs on human health and reports of bedbug infestations of certain hotels has received media attention in recent years.
Many news reports in recent years have focused on the discovery of bedbugs and their health effects (even in upscale five-star hotels), and a number of lawsuits have been filed by guests of fashionable hotels who awoke to find hundreds of bedbug bites covering their skin. Searching on travel-review web sites regularly reveals information and even photos confirming the presence of bedbugs in numerous hotels.
Recent news reported were as follows:
Disneyland Hotel guest ‘absolutely butchered’ by bedbugs
A trip to the happiest place on earth ended in misery for a woman who claims she woke up being ravaged by unwanted visitors.
Michael Bartiromo │Fox News │November 19, 2018
Guests at Disneyland generally expect to find large, friendly anthropomorphic rodents during their stay, but bedbugs? Not so much.
Ivy Eldridge, who visited the park with her family in April 2018, is claiming she suffered both physical and emotional damage after waking up at Anaheim’s Disneyland Hotel covered in bedbug bites, according to a lawsuit filed earlier last week, The Los Angeles Times and Fox News report.
Ms Eldridge also claims she required medical treatment following the incident.
Ms Eldridge’s lawyer Brian Virag, of legal firm My Bed Bug Lawyer, Inc, filed the lawsuit on her behalf and named Walt Disney Co. and Disney Parks and Resorts as defendants in addition to Disneyland Hotel.
“People put trust in the Disney name and pay top dollar to stay at Disneyland Hotel. In this case, Ms Eldridge’s trust was betrayed,” Mr Virag said in an article posted to the My Bed Bug Lawyer website.
Brazilian model sues Palm Desert hotel over bed bug bites
Nicole Hayden, Palm Springs Desert Sun │ June 26, 2018
A Brazilian model is suing Palm Desert Embassy Suites, a Hilton hotel, claiming she was “massacred” by bed bugs during a stay in one of their hotel rooms two years ago.
In a lawsuit filed in Riverside County Superior Court, Sabrina Jales St. Pierre says a severe reaction to the bites affected her ability to model and caused her pain, discomfort and emotional distress.
Jales St. Pierre, who has modeled for brands including Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Valentino, Versace and Victoria’s Secret, is seeking monetary and punitive damages against the defendants, which include Hilton Worldwide, Inc., Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Inc., Embassy Suites Management, LLC.
“Sabrina started noticing the bed bug bites after her first night in the hotel, and eventually she was massacred by bites covering pretty much her entire body,” said her attorney, Brian Virag, founder of the My Bed Bug Lawyer, Inc.
Virag said the model’s bites were among the worst he has seen in his eight years specializing in bed bug litigation.
One theory as to this sudden rise is in the way the bugs have adapted to pesticides. Pest control is carried out and hotels are spending big bucks in the fight against bedbugs. But what can be an effective solution to get rid away from these tiny creatures?
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