"It's not a big problem in Europe" Hilarious. The only times I've been bitten by bedbugs are when traveling in Europe. Once at an Airbnb in Paris (200 bites, a major infestation) and the other at a fancy hotel in Basel (10-15 bites, probably just a few bugs).
in the US there is a site that lists hotels with bed bug complaints but I don't know one for Paris. The only time we ever encountered bed bugs was 8 years ago in a very nice boutique hotel in Amsterdam-- worst experience ever.Luckily we did not seem to import them.
Some vacation memories are better left behind - bed bugs, for example. Consumer Reports' experts show you simple ways to check for signs of bed bugs in your hotel room and what to do if you spot them.
I found some bugs in my bed a few months ago and concluded that they were bed-bugs. I found a lot of them under the matress, so I sprayed an insecticide to get rid of them. They seem to be back, but much smaller now. In the photo, you can see one larger bug (which I guess is a bed-bug), and two smaller ones.
All I wanted was for somewhere to sleep for my remaining nights in Paris after exiting the place I believe to have bed bugs (I am in the process of moving cities): AirBNB failed on this front miserably.
I'm from France, from the nice city of Paris where bed bugs are not well-known. Please forgive me any mistake as my english is quite poor ! Here is my story that sounds like many of other bed bugs stories. First bite was last spring. 9 months ago.