What is the quickest way to ruin a wonderful vacation? Returning home with Philadelphia bed bugs instead of a Liberty Bell souvenir. A recent report shows that Philly has overtaken other major metro areas as the number one city for these creepy crawlers. While bed bugs have proven an issue for hotels for many years, it seems that the problem is not going away any time soon.

The good news is that you can protect yourself with a few preventative measures from Philadelphia bed bugs, or any bugs in any location. First, check the room before you settle in and see if there is evidence of bugs in the sheets or mattress. Second, put your belongings in smart locations. Hard surfaces are good, but placing a suitcase on a the bed or soft furnishings puts you at risk. Third, continue the protecting when you get home by washing clothing right away on hot, and sealing your luggage. Do not store the suitcase in your own bedroom. Or unpack in on your own vulnerable bed!

If you do notice evidence of bed bugs in your home, immediately don’t panic. Call a professional exterminator to have your home evaluated and treated. Once you have taken practical steps to fix the problem, you may panic if you wish. However, bed bugs are manageable with professional help. Just call right away before the problem, ahem, multiplies.

Finally, if your home has been infected with bed bugs due to negligence of another – purchased furniture, hotel, other situation – and you suffered an injury, you may be entitled to compensation. If you have any questions about personal injury claims, including Philadelphia bed bug injuries, call an attorney at Graham & Mauer for more information. Our experienced attorneys are here to help you with any personal injury case – no matter how small. Call 610-933-3333 or toll free at 1800-218-0808 today.