Bed bugs trigger lawsuit Waldorf-Astoria

Bed bugs at the Waldorf-Astoria!

On November 5, 2010 a Michigan woman filed suit against the Waldorf-Astoria hotel for the bed bug infection her husband developed from a stay at the high-priced hotel.

The bed bugs went with the couple when they returned home and then infected one of their children. This child had an allergic reaction.

Apparently there are a lot of bed bugs in New York. Even the office of the former U.S. President, Bill Clinton has suffered outbreaks.

The family noticed the bed bugs the first night of their stay at the hotel. They did get moved to another room but the luggage was already infested with the bugs.

The immediate costs to the family included getting in an exterminator for a cost of over $4,000 and getting rid of all their clothing.

On a positive note, a Winnipeg inventor has developed a machine that kills the pest and their eggs within seconds.

His process involves warming proplyene glyco which is an odorless, colorless liquid. This is pumped inside infested buildings through hoses. The liquid is heated p to a temperature of 50 degrees centigrade.

This towable heating system can be used for a floor of a building or a single apartment.