I stayed at this hotel AGAIN a month after being exposed to bedbugs. The room where I encountered them a month ago was sanitized and according to management there were no more reports of bedbugs. So I took a chance and stayed there again as it is conveniently located close to my work and has stove, fridge and microwave oven that I can use to cook when I'm in town.
Throughout the week of 8/21 to 8/29/ 2011 I was bitten several times but those individual bites initially led me to think of mosquit
o and spider bites. How naive of me, I should have known better! Anyway, this morning I woke up scratching my face and neck fiercely and in a state of my worst nightmares come true looked under the pillow. And sure enough, there it was - a bedbug. I moved out of the hotel immediately. Clerk at the desk was helpful to call nearby hotels and find me a place to stay on a short notice. Hotel manager said that their insurance agent will be contacting me about this recurrent incident, but the day is gone and nobody did yet. In the meantime, my bites are red, swollen and itching. I had to go to a dermatologist to get injection for an allergic reaction to bedbug bites and was put on a topical medication as well. I am dreading the horror of washing and dry-cleaning all my clothes as well as desinfecting everything I had with me in a hotel and in my car. I am terrified that I may bring these nasty little creepers to my home. Not to mention, that I feel itchy all over my skin both at the bite sites and not.
One thing is clear, I will never be back to this hotel.