Retro Travel Technique: Checking for Bedbugs

Travel Blog  •  Jim Benning  •  03.22.06 | 12:55 AM ET

Yes, according to, checking for bedbugs in hotel rooms was common years ago. Given that the bugs were recently reported spreading across New York like a swarm of locusts, and that a couple made headlines recently by suing a New York hotel for $20 million after allegedly suffering hundreds of bites, scanning for bugs just might become all the rage once again. So how to search for them? The site offers tips. Among them: Check the mattress, especially near the tag, where bugs hide, and examine the headboard for little black spots. To keep from bringing the critters home, store your luggage off the floor.


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