Channel 3’s Obie Shelton WKYC just interviewed the Mathis family about their bed bug infested stay at a DAYS INN and suites at east 36th and Euclid. I looked up the Inn and found a Days Inn at 3614 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115 (216) 361-8969.
I called and spoke with an employee who stated that have sprayed the room and they will be coming back for a second spray this weekend. When she asked how I heard about the bed bugs, I explained that WKYC did a story on the recent problem.
You’ll notice in the video the hotel manager claims they have never had a bed bug problem before; however, after doing some research, I found that on July 17, 2008, a TripAdvisor member (Luv2goBuckeyeState) left a review stating he and his wife found bugs in their daughter’s bed. He also reports that management was unresponsive when confronted with the problem. Here is part of the review:
Jul 17, 2008 – We stayed at the hotel to enjoy a concert in Cleveland. Older building in need of updating. We came in late and crawled into bed. We were disgusted in the morning to find live bugs …
Something just doesn’t seem right, does it?
What is really unfortunate is that the Mathis family lost their home to a fire and was placed here by the Red Cross. The Red Cross also claims that they have never had this happen before.
Pays to do the Bed Bug Check (see Above) before you spend a night in a unfamiliar bed!
I also found a story by the Daily Times, Farmington, New Mexico concerning bedbugs at local Days Inn; Article is by Cornelia de Bruin at The Daily Times and published 10/01/2008 12:00:00 AM MDT (CI_10604090)
The Days Inn it seems is located at 1901 E Broadway St, Farmington NM and the attorney for those bitten by the Bed Bugs is Richard J. Valle of Carter Law Firm. Long story short, three officers and one child were bitten by bed bugs during their Sept 21-26th stay at the Days Inn; they were attending a training program. One of the victims bite became infected and caused scaring.
Here is a quote from the article:
‘The clients, whose rooms were on different floors, met each other because they sought medical treatment from a local urgent care facility. Since all were being treated for the same malady, the two sets of people met again and traded information about what happened.’
The story goes on to say that Days Inn management offered one of his clients a “bed bug discount” of around $15!
A little research and I found that TripAdvisor member BornItalian reported bed bugs at their stay on on Aug 12, 2008. Two other members left comments as well, they are:
Evax51 states that on June 7, 2008 bed bugs were found in his room.
Mibunny88 states that on Feb 23, 2008 she was bitten by bed bugs, found them and reported the incident to the front desk and ended up leaved frustrated.