bed bugs in hotels

Jury awards $100K in Red Roof Inn bed bug lawsuit

September 23, 2015

A woman has been awarded $100,000 in a bed bug lawsuit she filed after allegedly encountering the bugs in a Maryland Red Roof Inn, according to the Washington Post: Stacey Belle, of Winston Salem, N.C., said she stayed for one night in January 2014 at one of the chain’s hotels in the 6100 block of […]

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Bed bugs in hotels? What two Wisconsin Dells visitors did

July 19, 2015

Since summer is a big time for bed bugs (which multiply more quickly in the warmer months), you may be wondering what you should do if you encounter bed bugs in hotels. Two coaches for a high school dance team traveling to the Wisconsin Dells (Wisconsin Dells in Wikipedia) for a dance camp recently encountered […]

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February 5, 2013

Here’s an interesting development: in the UK has now licensed its Hotel Monitoring System for bed bugs to New York-based company Dana K9 (which we understand from their website has, until this point, focused on canine scent detection). The system will likely make its way into New York and New Jersey hotels and hostels, […]

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Bed bug protestors at Market Street Travelodge in San Francisco

December 6, 2012

Yesterday, according to the San Francisco Examiner, about twenty people formed a “bed bug flash mob” protesting at the Travelodge at 1707 Market Street (at Valencia) in San Francisco. According to Poor Magazine, the protest was in honor of Kathy Galves, a 67-year old woman who unfortunately had her home foreclosed on by Wells Fargo […]

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Before you tell people how to search a room for bed bugs…

November 27, 2012

…it’s best to learn what bed bugs look like. Sorry, Lifehacker. We love you, but you need to do a bit more research on bed bugs! They don’t look like the one pictured in your article today:   Lifehacker is part of Gawker media, which has unfortunately made similar mistakes with images before. Don’t worry, […]

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Bed bugs at the Ritz-Carlton in NYC: housekeeper says she wasn’t warned

January 26, 2012

This New York Times article references a case of bed bugs at the Ritz-Carlton in New York City — but that’s not the story. Bed bugs can be present in any hotel, any time.  They arrive and depart with all kinds of people, after all. The issue here is that while the hotel apparently responded […]

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Bizarre bed bug news story: dead bed bugs found, news at 11

August 19, 2011

This was just too strange a bed bug news story to pass up. Arkansas Television Company news site carried the headline “Dead bedbugs found in Crescent Hotel room.” Well, call in CSI: Eureka Springs! I just had to see what was news-worthy about that. The article states, EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) — The Arkansas […]

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Bed bug insurance policies for hotels, residential properties

June 29, 2011

And now: more bed bug insurance policies for hotels and residential properties. I told you a few weeks ago about an insurance policy to cover bed bugs which was being offered to landlords, student housing providers, businesses, leisure travelers and hotels. The plan was offered by AON, partnered with Global Express, and Terminex. One of […]

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Bed bugs: cinema scare in Toronto, moving day in Boston, and New York hotel, schools, and flea markets

September 2, 2010

This is a bed bug news round-up for Toronto, Boston, and New York. A Toronto International Film Festival venue was inspected for bed bugs Monday night after a filmgoer tweeted that she “woke with bites” four hours after viewing Scott Pilgrim vs. the World at the Scotiabank Theatre on Richmond St. W., according to The […]

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Bed bugs factor into plan for South Africa World Cup

May 19, 2010

South Africa’s Sunday Times recently reported that the hotel housekeepers’ industry association is preparing to deal with issues which accompany the country’s hosting of the World Cup in June. The “unique demands” brought by an increase in tourism include a potential influx (and outflux) of bed bugs. To avoid embarrassment and ensure that hotels, lodges […]

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Bed Bugs make one Alaska family homeless

April 29, 2010

For most people, a bout with bed bugs in a motel means dealing with bed bug bites, and the prospect of taking bugs home with them. But what if that motel is your temporary home?  And what if you just have enough money for your impending move?  Under such circumstances, an encounter with bed bugs […]

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Bed bugs bite Florida customer; jury finds hotel negligent

March 30, 2010

Ronald Rock has won a jury case against a Venice, Florida hotel where he received extensive bed bug bites during a stay in 2005. reports: Rock filed suit against Venice H.I., Inc. and MHC Hospitality Operating Company. Venice H.I. owned the Venice Holiday Inn that Rock stayed in when he was attacked until 2006 […]

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