For over 50 years, Motel 6 has provided excellent and convenient service to travelers across the US and Canada. They pride themselves on delivering a comfortable, clean stay to every visitor. They offer affordable rates that make travel an option for anyone.
Despite this shining reputation, no motel is immune to bed bug infestations. Bed bug infestations can happen anywhere and can put a huge damper on your travels. These tiny pests can be found in any crevice of any room and are often the result of negligence.
Bed bug infestations in Motel 6’s are often the result of hotel management negligence or insufficient staff training. Disregarding proper inspection protocols can lead to an enormous bed bug infestation.
With the Bed Bug Lawyers, you can receive compensation for any injuries or losses sustained because of a bed bug infestation due to hotel negligence. But before we get into that, let’s discuss a few tips to avoid an infestation before it starts.
How to Perform an Initial Bed Bug Check in Motel 6 Rooms
Before you get settled in your room, it’s crucial to perform an initial bed bug check. This way you can avoid any bed bug infestations from the start. Bed bugs can be seen throughout the various stages of their lives. From eggs to fully grown adults, you can spot bed bugs at any age. Even if they aren’t physically present, look out for signs they have been living there such as red-colored waste or black ink-dot looking spots that they leave behind.
Here are our 4 steps to performing an initial bed bug check in Motel 6 rooms:
Step 1: Inspect the room thoroughly before settling in for your stay.
Infestation can be present in any hotel, no matter the reputation. 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 motel, be sure it’s in an uninfested part of the motel. You’re better off booking a room in a different hotel or motel. This way you’re guaranteed to be safe from encountering another infestation in a Motel 6 room.
Do I Have a Case with a Bed Bug Attorney?
The easiest way to determine if you have a case with a bed bug attorney is to contact the Bed Bug Lawyers. When you consult with an experienced bed bug lawyer to discuss your claim, we’ll assess if you have a case and start the process to get you the compensation you deserve.
To maximize your chances of having a case against Motel 6 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.