Make sure your next hotel isn’t on a list of places with known infestations. This Stormtrack thread has a detailed list, as does the Bed Bug Blog.

Both lists seem heavy with New York City and London hotels. Keep your eyes opens for bed bug clues such as sniffing dogs in the lobby, or allergy (aka. bed bug) free bed covers.

The little critters hitch rides in luggage and travel all over the globe. There is no real one-stop source to find out if your next hotel is infested, you’ll have to search forums, travel blogs, and ask around to avoid bed bug bites.

[photo by: gothambill]