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Texas is the second biggest State in the United States (In both area and population size).
Bed bug cases in general are on the rise in the Texas area – and lawsuits for infestations have come like a tidal wave. Some cities in Texas are infested worse than others (Typically the cities with more travelers – Austin, Dallas, Houston etc..).
In many cases victims of bed bug bites face minor itching and irritation, but in some cases, victims suffer from allergic reactions which require immediate medical attention.
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Bed Bugs can be a real problem in residential communities that aren’t professionally cleaned before a new owner or tenant moves in.
In numerous cases landlords have neglected their duty to apartments once they become vacant (even for a short period of time).
This is because landlords are often trying to cut costs thinking that tenants will just make it dirty again so there’s no point in hiring a deep cleaning service.
These types of situations are examples of landlord negligence. All property owners and landlords in the Dallas, Texas area are required by state law to prevent injuries and infestations from occurring in their occupied housing. We’ll find you the right lawyer who can answer common questions that victims are asking. These questions include:
- What are my rights as a tax payer for the state of Texas?
- What are the Texas bed bug laws?
- Can I file a lawsuit for bed bugs in the Texas?
- How do I know if I’m entitled to compensation?
- Can I sue a hotel owner/operator for a bed bug in my Texas hotel room?
Where and How do bed bugs spread?
There are many different locations of all types that can be house a bed bug infestation. One of the biggest causes of this issue is how easily they spread from place to place.
Bed bugs are expert hitchhikers and will latch on to your clothes and personal belongings as you move from place to place.
You could be visiting a friend that has an infestation in their house and then bring it back to your house, apartment, or condo.
Bed bugs can come via the mail or packages from the seller’s warehouses and storage facilities. When traveling you could bring bed bugs back from, hotels, motels, or an Airbnb. These creatures will also travel discretely because they are nocturnal, meaning they are only active at night.
Where do I find Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are opportunistic creatures that feed off human blood. They like dark places and typically go after you at night while you’re asleep. Common places where these creatures are found include:
- Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Airbnb
- Hospitals and Walk in Clinics
- Furniture Stores
- Day Care Centers
- Apartment or Condominium Buildings
- Public and Private Schools
- Public Transportation
Because this is a public health issue in the Dallas area, there is serious responsibility to formally report instances where bed bugs exist. Essentially all landlords and property owners are required to provide healthy and sanitary living environments, in order not to cause harm to those living inside.
Hotel owners does not differ in these requirements, and it may be enough to warrant serious legal action. For additional information on bed bug requirements related to residential housing and hotels, let us find you a Texas bed bug lawyer today.
How do I know if I have bed bugs in my home in Dallas?
These creatures are roughly the size of an apple seed and maintain a reddish-brown color. Depending on the life cycle stage, when a bed bug has its meal, the infestations can look a bit different. These creatures can range from tiny insects to larger after a long blood meal.
It’s important to check more places than just your mattress for a bed bug infestation. Other places you should look at include:
- Along your dresser
- In your drawers and along the seams of your cabinets
- On your walls and baseboards
An individual bitten by these bugs will often have zig zag random bites all over a specific location on their bodies. There are different ways to tell these bites from another bug like a mosquito. The American Academy of Dermatology describes these bites as welts that itch intensely.
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Texas Health and Safety Code 241.011 Nuisances and General Sanitation provides some protection to those who are unfortunate enough to become victim of a bed bug infestation. Learn more about the compensation and your potential for recovery from the losses your incurred.
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