Florida few bitten by bed bugs at Myrtle Beach resort took infestation house, lawsuit says

MYRTLE Beach, S.C. (WBTW) — A couple who claims they ended up bitten by bed bugs in a Myrtle Beach front lodge in September took the infestation back again with them to their home in Florida, according to a lawsuit filed previously this thirty day period.

Jacob and Nicole Makins had been staying at South Bay Inn & Suites on North Ocean Boulevard in between Sept. 21 and Sept. 25 when they ended up bitten by bed bugs in their slumber, according to the lawsuit, which was submitted Dec. 9 in the Horry County Court docket of Widespread Pleas.

It is believed the mattress bugs had been in the mattress, bedding, and carpeting in the place. The Makins declare the mattress bugs from the lodge infested their home in Hernando County, Florida, in accordance to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit statements South Bay Inn & Suites was knowledgeable or should really have been knowledgeable of a mattress bug infestation in the room. The lodge is accused of failing to take care of the home before the Makins stayed in the space. The lodge is accused of negligence, carelessness, recklessness and unfair trade methods.

The lawsuit suggests the hotel’s negligence caused psychological distress, embarrassment, medical charges, and ache for the Makins.

The lawsuit also accused the lodge of unfair trade methods. It claims the lodge was unfair and deceptive by misrepresenting the ailment of the area.

The Makins are trying to get genuine, incidental, consequential, and punitive damages in addition to court charges. Information13 has achieved out to South Bay Inn & Suites for remark and are ready to hear back.

The couple is represented by Trevor Eddy with The Eddy Legislation Company in Columbia, which has dealt with dozens of mattress bug situations.

The South Carolina Department of Health and fitness and Environmental Management (DHEC) does not react to problems about bed bugs in resorts, motels, homes, apartments, shelters, thrift suppliers or amusement parks, in accordance to facts the agency sent in response to a independence of information request submitted by Information13 about bed bug problems in the Myrtle Seashore place in November 2020.

While travel review web-sites are sprinkled with guests claiming they professional mattress bugs through their stays, there is no official company that tracks complaints about mattress bugs in the family vacation lodging field, and it is unfamiliar just how frequently they are encountered in South Carolina’s accommodations.