For the Days Inn hotel in Shenandoah, Iowa, the phrase "Sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite" was little more than wishful thinking.
According to this report by KETV, the ABC affiliate in Omaha, Neb., the hotel’s owners are cleaning up the bedbug-infested Days Inn, but allegedly only after months of neglecting to heed customers' complaints.
"We were seeing spots of blood on the sheets, and I’m, like, where is all this coming from?” recealled a former employee, Christy Studey.
KETV reported that state inspectors said they had been receiving complaints about the hotel for months. When they saw blood spots on a pillow, along with multiple live bugs and larvae, they closed the property last Thursday.
The hotel’s current manager said the property has replaced all management and staff and is working to make the Days Inn pest-free so it can reopen.