Frederick County in Maryland has been experiencing rapid population growth in recent years. The county is home to one of the president’s retreat camps, Camp David, which is located in Catoctin Mountain Park. Frederick County has been noted as a very welcoming county due to the number of small towns and villages that are located within the county. If you end up staying in a hotel or rental apartment in one of these towns though, be wary of bed bug infestations.
Landlords will sometimes neglect to take proper care of the facilities and bed bug infestations will be present. Landlords and property managers in Frederick County must provide apartments to new tenants free of all infestations, including bed bugs.
If you are dealing with a bed bug infestation in Frederick 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 with these cases and how to approach them. 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.
Some areas we handle bed bug cases in Frederick County, MD include: Monrovia | Adamstown | Woodsboro | Buckeystown | Libertytown | Burkittsville | Rosemont | Sabillasville | Clover Hill
BED BUGS – WHAT ARE THEY?
Bed bugs are tiny insects that feast on blood, most commonly humans and pets. Due to bed bugs only being about a quarter-inch in size, they are incredibly difficult to spot in small hiding places and furniture. They are also a reddish-brown color with a rounded body shape, yet flat. However, when they eat in large amounts, they tend to swell up and become double their size. Mostly confused with fleas, both insects tend to bite and leave red itch marks on the skin.
However, fleas and bed bugs differ in multiple ways. The biggest difference between the two is that fleas can easily jump from one place to another, whereas bed bugs are only capable of crawling. Furthermore, fleas will tend to stick to animals and beds of pets while bed bugs tend to go after humans.
HOW TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE BED BUGS
Bed bugs are capable of hiding in furniture, bedding, behind wall hangings, along baseboards, and other areas. They also have the ability to travel from one location to another with ease. They can even infest areas that are otherwise clean. While they may not be visible at first, bed bugs could be infesting your Frederick County home, local furniture rental store, hotel, or apartment. They typically feed at night once victims are asleep, making it more difficult to catch them when they’re active.
Bed bugs also reproduce quickly, as females can lay up to 500 eggs in their lifetime. This helps explain how infestations can spread fast before Huntsville hotel guests, tenants, homeowners, or customers notice them.
ARE BED BUGS DANGEROUS?
The short answer is yes, they can be. In most reported cases, bed bugs have not posed a serious threat to the victim’s health. Unfortunately, there are some cases of individuals being highly susceptible to bed bug bites, which in turn increases the danger and risk of being near bed bugs. For example, bed bugs carry a protein called “antigens” that are a part of the bed bug’s saliva and can cause a severe allergic reaction when in contact with someone who is sensitive to it. If an individual ends up with anaphylaxis, which is also caused by bee stings, they may experience vomiting, facial swelling, confusion, respiratory distress, or weakness.
Bed bug bites can also increase the risk of bacterial skin infections. While the bite itself isn’t what triggers the infection, it’s the excessive scratching and picking at the bite that causes it. If your skin is scratched, tiny entry points for harmful bacteria to enter are created.
FREDERICK COUNTY BED BUG LAWSUIT ATTORNEYS
The Frederick 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 claims and 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 legal consultation.
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