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Bed Bug Lawyer for Calvert County, MD

BED BUG ATTORNEY SERVICING CALVERT COUNTY, MD

Calvert County, Maryland has a population of 94,000, with 4,000 renters.  The county seat is Prince Frederick. Calvert County offers parks, waterways, breweries and waterfront attractions.  In the misfortune that you encounter bed bugs in Calvert County, Whitney, LLP can help you hold apartment landlords and hotel property managers accountable for their negligence. 

If you are dealing with a bed bug infestation in Calvert County, and suspect that the negligence of your landlord, hotel manager, or a pest control company may be to blame, turn to the experienced and aggressive bed bug attorneys of Whitney, LLP for help. Our  law firm is heavily focused on bed bug litigation, giving our team experience in how to maximize recovery. We will fight tirelessly to secure compensation for your medical bills, property damage, and other losses you have incurred due to the bed bug infestation. The Whitney law firm has recovered over $11 million for our clients in bed bug cases.  Here is what our clients have to say about us. Attorney’s fees and case expenses are paid from only from compensation we recover for you.

Whitney, LLP handles bed bug infestation cases in Calvert County, MD, including: Prince Frederick | Lusby | Solomons | Huntingtown | Chesapeake Beach | Dunkirk | Owings | North Beach | Saint Leonard | Broomes Island

What Are Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are nocturnal, parasitic insects that feed exclusively on blood from mammals, including humans, cats, dogs, or any other animal that is easy for them to reach. The scientific name for the common bed bug is Cimex lectularius (C. lectularius).

Bed bugs are tough, hardy insects that can withstand extremes which would kill other pests, making them equally urgent – and difficult – to deal with. Bed bug populations tend to surge during the summer months since hot weather can accelerate their breeding cycles.

In physical appearance, bed bugs are small, brown, wingless, and semi-transparent, with ridges along with their flat, oval-shaped bodies. As they feed, bed bugs become dramatically elongated, swelling into a cylinder shape to accommodate the blood meal.

Identifying Bed Bug Infestations

It is imperative to identify a bed bug infestation as soon as signs of one occurs, which will limit your exposure to them and prevent further injury. Here are a few simple tips for identifying a bed bug infestation in your apartment, home, AirBnB, or hotel:

  • Check your mattress closely. You may see all or some of the following: egg cases, molted skins, or small stains caused by bed bugs defecating or being crushed.
  • Pay attention to strange, unpleasant odors. Bed bugs produce and secrete chemicals known as “alarm pheromones” to alert others of potential intruders. The odor is often described as “sweet” or “musty.”

The Dangers of Bed Bugs

While many people experience minor reactions or no reaction to bed bug bites, a small number of people suffer extremely serious physical health issues as a result of being bitten. The most dangerous risk of being bitten is having an anaphylactic allergic reaction, which can cause the victim to go into shock. Some people have more minor allergic reactions, which can cause pain, swelling, and blistering around the bitten areas.

Other people develop skin infections, such as ecthyma or cellulitis, which can result from excessive scratching of bites. Too much scratching can produce small cuts, allowing bacteria to enter the body and leading to infection.

Bed Bug Attorney Calvert County, MDSUING FOR A BED BUGS IN CALVERT COUNTY

The bed bug lawyers at Whitney, LLP research the city, county, and state codes where bed bug infestations occur and injure our clients. Tenants’ legal rights come from state law, common law promises made in the lease, and from local laws, such as the county or city code.

Section 75-14 (D) of the Calvert County, MD Ordinances and Resolutions, Minimum Livability Code, has the following requirements for landlords, property managers and tenants regarding infestations:

(1) 
All structures: If necessary, the property owner shall be responsible for extermination within the structure and on the premises prior to renting or leasing the structure.
(2) 
Single occupancy: The tenant of a structure containing a single housing unit shall be responsible for the extermination of any insects, rodents or other pests in the structure or the premises.
(3) 
Multiple occupancy: Every property owner or operator of a structure containing two or more housing units shall be responsible for the extermination of any insects, rodents or other pests in the structure or on the premises except where infestation within a housing unit is caused by a failure of the tenant to take reasonable action to prevent such infestation within the housing unit.

Calvert County Bed Bug Lawsuit Attorneys

The Calvert County bed bug lawyers of Whitney, LLP are dedicated to helping the victims of bed bug infestations pursue fair compensation for their injuries and financial losses. We understand how emotionally, financially, and physically devastating an infestation can be, and we will devote our full attention to aggressively litigating your case or negotiating a settlement.

We have successfully recovered millions of dollars for injured clients in bed bug cases. If you believe you may have a bed bug injury claim, contact us online today, or call Whitney, LLP at (410) 583-8000 to set up a free consultation. There are no fees or expenses until compensation is recovered.

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