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Bed Bug Bite Scars

Can bed bug bites leave scars on humans? The answer might be yes.  A woman is suing a hotel located in Orlando for the permanent scars she has on her legs and torso that she claims were caused by the nasty bed bugs that attacked her at the hotel. She claims the hotel did not prevent “the  entrance and the breeding on the premises.” She is seeking a minimum of $15,000 in damages. She needed medical treatment for the bites.

Her lawyer claims the bed bug bites developed infections which created over thirty scars. Bed bug victims might want consult their physician and closely monitor their bite marks for infections. 

We often hear about the unattractive red marks, the itching and sometimes emotional trauma. I wonder if unfortunately, other bed bug victims have scars due to bacterial infections and keep quite about it due to the embarrassment. Bed bugs don’t carry disease but scarring is a serious issue. 

I feel sorry for the bed bug victims but I also feel sorry for hotel owners who are actually having the property inspected and fumigated, yet they still are vulnerable to bed bugs and lawsuits.

Call a professional bed bug exterminator if you have them in your home.

Bed Bugs, New York and Selling Houses

In my last post, I discussed the laws for selling a co-op or a condo in New York. Let’s take a look at the laws for selling a home in New York.

Sellers are obligated to fill out a disclosure statement and provide it to the buyer. The disclosure statement asks if the house has ever had a pest infestation. Some homeowners that had a bed bug infestation simply avoid the issue and do not offer the form to the buyer.

Does the city toss them in jail or insist on community service work? No they just fine them $500. Some owners will gladly pay the fine to avoid informing the buyer of the dreaded bed bug infestation and avoid the loss of the sale. Morals and real estate don’t always go together.

The buyer needs to be aware of the obligatory disclosure statement. Don’t sign the contract without it. If the seller says his ferret ate it, be suspicious.

Since a seller could lie on the form or maybe not even be aware of an early stage bed bug infestation, perhaps bringing a bed bug sniffing beagle with you or a professional bed bug exterminator would be appropriate while touring homes for sale.