Furious guests have posted gruesome photos of their injuries after some of Las Vegas’ most expensive hotels suffered bed bug infestations.
Seven of the biggest names in the strip have reported infestations to local health officials over the past 18 months, and experts have warned the blood-sucking creatures are sure to return.
And guests at this summer’s World Series of Poker have also reported falling victim to unwanted roommates enjoying an all-you-can-eat buffet.
Circus Circus, which is completing a major three-year renovation, reported two infestations in six months last year according to 8 News Now.
And Caesar’s Palace, where rooms can fetch $40,000 a night, has also fallen victim to unwanted guests, along with Planet Hollywood, Palazzo, Tropicana, MGM Grand and Sahara.
Rooms can cost upwards of $40,000 a night at Caesar’s Palace, but its bedbugs get a free stay and an all-you-can-eat buffet from unlucky guests
Guest @wilkinz posted photos of the aftermath of meeting unwanted roommates at Paris Vegas
Bed bugs have become an almost common hazard for Las Vegas hotel guests, some claim, while Pete Rob (right) said he was only offered a room change after the attack on him at the Horseshoe Hotel and Casino.
But seasoned visitors to the Nevada resort town say the official reports are just the tip of the iceberg.
“Fuck bed bug infestation,” one tweeted.
“Whenever I resided here in Vegas, I always ended up with red, blotchy, itchy skin.”
“Bedbugs at Horseshoe Hotel & Casino Las Vegas June 2023,” Pete Rob tweeted.
‘No help or compensation from management, only room change not acceptable.’
“We had the worst stay at the Paris Vegas Hotel,” @wilkinz added.
“The room was full of dust and gave me allergies the first night. Then my roommate got bitten by bed bugs!
“The hotel gave no compensation or anything.”
Circus Circus notified Southern Nevada Health District inspectors of after a guest was bitten in January last year.
Circus Circus (left) and Sahara (right) have had three reported infestations between them
Bugs have taken rooms at the MGM Grand and the Tropicana
Neighboring rooms were also closed for two weeks, but more insects were found in another room in June.
Guests at the Palazzo told health officials they were bitten in January last year, the same month a large hall at MGM was due to be decontaminated.
Other insects were found after one was crushed by a Sahara Hotel guest in October of that year, and the pests were found at the Tropicana. In FEBRUARY.
Bugs were discovered at Planet Hollywood in June as players and guests gathered for the World Series of Poker.
“MGM Grand had to spray and clean their poker room July 18th this year for bed bugs,” @SMGPoker tweeted.
“And they got rid of their standard chairs. Dealers complained for months, players got pissed off just before they finally sprayed.
In a statement, MGM International Resort said: “We have comprehensive procedures in place to address and resolve any issues that may arise.”
Tropicana Las Vegas told 8 News Now: ‘Although highly unlikely, in the event of a complaint, we immediately isolate the affected room and its surroundings.
Apple-seed-sized insects have caused misery for hotel guests on the Vegas Strip
Guests at Paris Vegas and Horseshoe hotels reported attacks as this summer’s World Series of Poker unfolded
Planet Hollywood suffered an infestation as recently as June of this year
The apple-seed-sized insects leave telltale signs of dark-colored spots, droppings and carcasses, according to Bobby James of Top Line Pest Control.
“We have thousands of people coming to Vegas every day, so bed bugs get somebody. They jump into a hotel,” he added.
“Hotels are bed bug free. People bring them, so when they put luggage on the bed, you don’t know where they come from.
DailyMail.com has contacted Caesar for comment.
How to avoid bed bug and dust mite infestations this summer:
Wash your sheets weekly
Wash sheets separately from clothes and towels, clean stains and marks before washing. Use hot water and a hot dryer if there are dust mites
Duvets, comforters and throws that have less contact with your skin can be washed monthly or every two months
Pillows and doonas should be cleaned every six months and replaced every two years
Getting Rid of Bed Bugs: Since their eggs are hard to see and have a long incubation period, it can be difficult to rid your home of a bed bug infestation.
A combination of non-chemical and chemical treatments may be required