Bed Bugs Come to Hollywood

Hollywood hotel sued for Bed Bugs

This year a rising number of hotels have had to get rid of bed bugs from many of their rooms, and this definitely does not exclude hotels in the glamorous Hollywood.

bed bugs in hotel roomI guess not everything is picture-perfect in Hollywood. A couple staying in one of Hollywood’s hotels found a bed bug crawling across a pillow as they lay down to sleep. To their horror, the bed bug was not alone – as they found multiple bed bugs crawling all over the bed when they pulled down the sheets. Perhaps the most frightening part of the story is that the hotel, presented with the bed bug situation, only offered to switch the couple’s room – which they very smartly declined. The couple returned home and ended up getting rid of all their stuff to prevent bed bugs from spreading. The couple reported that the hotel handled the situation very poorly and only called for exterminators 17 days later.

The bed bug attacked couple have attempted to receive compensation from the hotel for doctor visits, damaged items and the “stay” at the hotel but the hotel refused.  Part of the law suit that has resulted from this bed bug case, is the requirement that the hotel provide the proper information for how to deal with bed bugs if similar future cases arise.

Tips for handling bed bugs include:
1. Call your Pest Management Professional
2. Do not touch or move anything unless instructed to do so by the professional
3. Once bed bugs are eliminated prevent bed bugs from coming back. Buy the appropriate anti-bed bug mattress encasements, anti-bed bug pillow cases, and bed bug prevention luggage liners.

Read more about dealing with bed bugs while traveling here.

More about the story can be found at http://napervillesun.suntimes.com/news/7888873-418/couple-suing-hollywood-casino-joliet-and-hotel-saying-room-had-bedbugs.html

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