Travelodge Motels have been hosting travelers since 1935. Starting in southern California and expanding across the continent, Travelodge has been a “basecamp for adventure” for over 80 years.
No matter how long they’ve been in the business, Travelodge motels are still prone to bed bug infestations. There have been 266 bed bug reports for the Travelodge motel chain in recent years. No matter the reputation, no motel is immune to bed bug infestations.
These infestations may be a result of hotel management negligence or insufficient training and inspection protocols that allow infestations to occur.
A bed bug infestation can put a damper on any adventure.
Here are a few precautionary tips so your trip will never be set back from a bed bug infestation…
Performing an Initial Check for Bed Bugs in Travelodge Motel Rooms
If you want to 100% guarantee that your motel room is not home to bed bugs, you’ll need to perform an initial bed bug check. Bed bugs are visible throughout all stages of their life from eggs to adults, and if they aren’t physically present, you can still see evidence of an infestation in the form of red-colored waste or black ink-dot looking spots that they leave behind in many cases.
Step 1: Inspect the room thoroughly before settling in for your stay.
Be sure to check every inch of the room for bugs.
Step 2: Check for evidence of infestation.
It’s essential to check for any signs of bed bugs. Check for eggs, live bugs, and any forms of waste left behind.
Step 3: Inspect specific locations
Do not settle in before checking the bed bug hot spots.
These common spots include:
- bed sheets
- mattress seams
- under the mattress
- behind baseboards and headboards
- all other furniture
Step 4: If you find bed bugs, notify management
First, document the infestation by taking photographs of all evidence found. Take photographs not just of the bed bugs but also any fecal stains, nests, and shell casings found. Look to book another room or check out of the hotel completely.
If booking another room in the same hotel, be sure it’s in an uninfested part of the hotel. You’re better off booking a room in a different hotel. This way you’re guaranteed to be safe from encountering another infestation in a Travelodge motel room.
How to Find Out if You Have a Case with a Bed Bug Bite Attorney Against Travelodge
While it may be difficult to determine if you have a case for which you can receive compensation, you can consult with an experienced bed bug lawyer to discuss your claim.
To maximize your chances of having a case against Travelodge, make sure to have reliable proof of bed bugs, photographs of bugs or bed bug waste, and documentation of all injuries.
Our attorneys can review any evidence gathered to determine if you have a viable case and can work with you if compensation is possible.
Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. This firm handles claims nationwide on a pre-litigation basis only. Some attorneys are not licensed to practice in certain jurisdictions. Although most bed bug cases resolve without a lawsuit, should one need be filed in a jurisdiction the firm is not authorized to practice, our lawyers can work with local counsel upon the execution of a new agreement.