The Manhattan, KS Mercury reports today that
The Econo Lodge on Tuttle Creek Boulevard was closed last week by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, due to several rooms having “bed bugs.” Bob Borot, the hotel’s manager, said he expects it to re-open this Friday.
Borot said 10 to 15 rooms had problems with bed bugs.
What, you’re surprised? We know Manhattan has a serious bed bug problem! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.)
The motel won’t re-open until the KDHE re-inspects it after treatment and gives the all clear
Bad news: former inhabitants of the rooms were sent to other hotels in the city. Let’s hope they were instructed about proper precautions to avoid taking bed bugs with them. (Our Travel FAQs provide good advice on how not to spread bed bugs to other places.)
(No Borat jokes, please.)