Bed bug outbreak rocks Las Vegas: Four major hotels - including The Venetian ... trends now

Bed bug outbreak rocks Las Vegas: Four major hotels - including The Venetian ... trends now
Bed bug outbreak rocks Las Vegas: Four major hotels - including The Venetian ... trends now

Bed bug outbreak rocks Las Vegas: Four major hotels - including The Venetian ... trends now

Las Vegas is in the midst of a bed bug outbreak, with four of its biggest hotels reporting the blood-sucking critters in recent months.

Reports began coming in late last summer of guests leaving Sin City covered in bites, prompting an investigation by the Southern Nevada Health District.

Officials found four hotels — including the $1,200-a-night Venetian and Mirage — had suffered from bed bug outbreaks over the last five months.

It comes as bed bug infestations appear to be becoming more common, after Paris was rocked by one last year and the insects were also detected crawling around on the London Underground.

Experts say the outbreaks may be driven by a harder-to-kill species — that has recently migrated north from tropical areas. In the US, it has already been confirmed in Florida and Hawaii — although experts fear it may have traveled further north.

One guest @wilkinz posted pictures of the aftermath an encounter with unwanted room mates at the Paris Las Vegas

One guest @wilkinz posted pictures of the aftermath an encounter with unwanted room mates at the Paris Las Vegas

Bed bugs are a routine hazard for Las Vegas hotel guests claimed @genomyntt

Pete Rob said a change of room was all he was offered after the insects attacked him at the Horseshoe Hotel and Casino

Bed bugs have become an almost routine hazard for Las Vegas hotel guests, claim some, while Pete Rob (right) said he was only offered a change of room following the attack on him at the Horseshoe Hotel and Casino 

The health department launched investigations after receiving reports from members of the public.

In their first investigation, revealed in the records release, officials contacted the Venetian after receiving a report of bed bugs at their hotel.

The Venetian confirmed that a guest had been moved suite and had all their clothes laundered after they reported bed bugs in their room.

Pest control experts were also called who confirmed bed bugs and treated the room with insecticide. It opened to the public five days after the bed bugs were first detected.

In October, a guest staying at The Mirage also reported bed bugs to local health officials — saying they had been bitten during their stay.

Their complaint read: 'Hi there, I just returned from staying at The Mirage in Las Vegas, where I was bitten by bed bugs.

'The hotel inspected the room, confirmed the presence of the bugs, and refunded my money.'

An inspection report showed pest control experts had found the insects hiding in the bed frame which were quickly killed using insecticides.

In December, inspectors also received a complaint from a guest who stayed at Encore and said she found bed bugs in her room.

A bed bug pictured at Circus Circus, according to guests

Do you think that's a cockroach? Can remove

Do you think the right is a cockroach? Can remove. Pictured above are images of bed bugs at two major Las Vegas Resorts which were posted on social media

The hotel quickly sent in a bed bug sniffer dog which found one live bug, the report shows.

The room was treated with insecticides by staff.

And at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino, two complaints of bed bugs were received in December and January.

In the complaint from

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