Frequently Asked Questions
- I have bedbugs, what do I do?
- Can I post anonymously?
- There's a false report on your site. How do I get it taken down?
- Why can't I find a listing for the hotel I stayed in?
- Why did my post disappear?
- How can you be sure these reports are true?
- We had a bedbug problem but now it's fixed. How can we get off your website?
- How many bedbug reports are on the site?
- How can I contact someone who made a post?
- Who runs this site?
The important thing is not to panic, and to make sure you don't accidentally help them spread further. Our resources page has instructions on what to do if you encounter bedbugs while traveling, or come across them in your home.
Yes. We allow anonymous posts, provided you follow our posting guidelines.
We don't take reports down without the author's consent. However, we do have a process for marking posts that have been disputed. It's outlined on our guidelines page.
Sometimes a hotel is not included in our database, or is not listed correctly. If you can't find the listing, email the report (including the name and address of the hotel) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your post may be removed if it doesn't comply with our posting guidelines. In some cases, we also take down posts that are over two years old for properties that have not had a subsequent bedbug report. In all other cases, we will seek your permission before modifying or deleting a post.
We can't - this is the Internet! All our bedbug reports are submitted through the site, and have not been vetted for accuracy. We do our best to flag posts that have been disputed, but we remind our readers to take things with a grain of salt.
Some reports are posted by malicious tenants. Some are posted by evil competitors. Some are posted by hypochondriacs
Congratulations! In these cases, we will often contact the people who submitted the original report, explain that the situation has been resolved, and ask their permission to take the posts down. We also encourage you to post to the page so that visitors can know the problem has been addressed.
We will remove posts over two years old if there have been no subsequent report of bedbugs.
Around 20,000 as of summer 2010.
If you need to contact a poster, email us. If time permits, we'll try to forward your message along. Please be aware that we don't have the resouces to answer all such requests.
My name is Maciej Ceglowski. I'm a computer programmer who got bitten in 2006. The site is my way of getting revenge against the bedbugs.