Close encounters of the biting kind are something you might expect to see in a vampire movie, but in reality, the biting can be the result of bedbugs. A patron learned this, the itchy and scratchy way, when staying at a hotel.
The Bed Bug Hotel
A NJ pest control technician was sorely needed at a California hotel when a model for Victoria’s Secret found she wasn’t alone in her room. She had unwanted guests for dinner and she was the main course.
Sabrina Jales St. Pierre booked a room at the Palm Desert Embassy Suites while visiting the city in 2016. Little did she know it would become a nightmare.
Ms. St. Pierre experienced severe bites over a good portion of her upper and lower body. The hotel manager denied having any issues with bed bugs and none were found when the hotel room was checked.
As a result of the incident, Ms. St. Pierre filed suit against the hotel property, Hilton Worldwide, Inc., for punitive and monetary damages.
This could result in a costly bill for the hotel brand in both a monetary payout and in the hotel chain’s reputation.
If traveling, find out what you can do for protection against bed bugs. If you have bed bugs in your home, a NJ pest control specialist has the knowledge and treatment plan to eliminate the problem. For information about both issues, contact Stern.