BedBug Lawsuit Filed Against Rent-A-Center

Woman claims store sold her furniture with bed bugs

Author: Irika Sargent, Anchor/Reporter, isargent@kprc.com

HOUSTON –

A woman is suing after she said furniture she rented from Rent-A-Center was infested with bed bugs.

Leah Angle said she was just trying to provide a comfortable home for her family when she rented furniture from a Rent-A-Center in the 6100 block of Scott Street.

She said the same day she got the two couches home, something disturbing happened.

“My boyfriend complained about sitting on the furniture, and he said he was itching,” said Angle.

At first, Angle said she thought it was an allergic reaction to something her boyfriend ate, but two days later, Angle said she and her 4-year-old son were experiencing painful symptoms too.

“Blisters started popping up everywhere,” she said.

After a trip to the hospital, Angle said her fears were confirmed. She said her entire family was suffering from bed bug bites.

Angle said she captured some of the bugs on her camera phone. She said her boyfriend, Hardy Moore, got the brunt of the bites and the resulting scaring.

“It’s really horrendous because even after the process of taking the medicine, you still go through stages of 30 to 45 days of pain,” said Moore.

Angle said her son has nightmares about the experience and is scared to go to sleep. What’s worse, she said, she believes the bed bugs came from the Rent-A-Center furniture.

Local 2 contacted Rent-A-Center. A spokesman, Xavier Dominicis, refused to speak on the specific case, but said each piece of furniture is sanitized and inspected.

Local 2 asked if the company had any past complaints of bed bugs at the Scott Street store. Again, Dominicis would not comment. He did say as a policy, if it is proven that bed bugs came from Rent-A-Center furniture, they will replace it, exterminate and possibly pay damages.

Angle said since the company isn’t admitting any fault, she hired a lawyer. “We just want to see some kind of redressability acknowledging the toll on this family,” said Angle’s attorney, Rodney Glover.

Angle said what she believes happened to her, she doesn’t want to happen to anyone else.

“I feel bad for the next person,” Angle said

Black Wingless Insect Known As The 'Kissing Bug' Causing The Chagas Disease
Memorial Day Events All Around
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail
Posted in Article, Bed Bug Control, Bed Bug Extermination, Bed Bugs, Bed Bugs, Ticks & Fleas, Home, Residential Pest Control
Related Topics: , ,
Do you need these pests exterminated? Call A1 Today!

 

It’s Your Yard. Defend It.

Against Mosquitoes And Ticks.

A1 Exterminators is now offering an Organic Mosquito and Tick Program.

Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

Winter Spider Prevention

Are you noticing a lot of spiders in your home? These pests love to spin their webs indoors to keep warm throughout the winter. Here are some spider prevention tips to try to keep these pests from entering your home.

Seal up your home. Patch up cracks and holes leading from the outside in to prevent spiders from finding…

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

How to Spot Mice or Rats in the Home

Common Signs of a Rodent Infestation

Many people associate the cold weather with high heating bills, power outages and other related problems, but rodent infestations should also be added to this list of winter woes. In fact, a survey by the National Pest Management Association found that 45 percent of rodent issues occur in the fall and winter. Since now…

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

Keep Rodents at Bay

Not looking to cuddle with a rodent for warmth? We don’t blame you! Here’s how to keep mice and rats out of your home in the winter.

No matter how tiny they are, rodents  have the capability to wreak havoc at your home. Not only are they irritating, but they can…

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

Bed Bugs Can Ruin Your Romantic Getaway

If you’re planning a romantic getaway, don’t let bed bugs crash your trip. Check out these prevention tips to avoid an encounter with these blood-sucking pests.

If you stay in a hotel or motel, keep these bed bug travel tips in mind. It is important that you take some precautions to ensure that your room is bed-bug free before you…

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

Prevent a Spring Termite Invasion

Moisture from rain or snow can attract termites, which will emerge in full force before we know it in the spring. Here’s how you can prevent a termite invasion before the season begins.Preventing termites from accessing your home and treating known termite colonies is your ultimate termite control.

 Help to Prevent Subterranean Termite Infestations?

Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

Bed Bug Prevention for Travelers

Planning a vacation to cure the post-holiday blues? We’ve got your prep covered with these bed bug tips for travelers.

  1. Pick up the mattresses in the rooms and look under it. Check around the edges of the box springs.
  2. Check under the box spring.
  3. Look at the corners of the room….
    Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail
Browse A1 Pest Control