Live bedbug invasion - AGH!
April 2, 2014 10:06 PM Subscribe
I am staying in a motel and just found bedbugs in my room...unfortunately, literally crawling on me by the time I noticed! I called the manager and he promptly moved me to a new room, which I will be checking thoroughly in hopes that I can maybe achieve sufficient comfort to sleep tonight (HA). What else should I do, especially to prevent bringing an invasion home with me?
posted by sigmagalator to Travel & Transportation (20 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I have never had experience with bedbugs before, but these guys seemed pretty much textbook. I felt something crawling on me, squished it to find it left a small drop of blood, then looked a little closer at the pillow I was leaning against and saw more. They match the online pictures of adult bedbugs and were all happily swollen with blood. (Mine? EUGH.) I had been sprawling on the bed for a good couple hours before I noticed anything amiss.
So my question: what do I do now? I am in a new room (only several doors down, but the motel is kind of full). Do I take a super hot shower? Quarantine (or junk) the clothes I'm wearing? Any way to inspect my stuff and see if I have any unwelcome hitchhikers?
I am only in this motel for one night and am moving on to a new city tomorrow, and eventually home at the end of this week. Any advice you have is welcome!