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Does Las Vegas have a bed bug problem?

16 August 2023

In this week's video, J. Todd looks into the possible infestation at Sin City resorts, but all is not dire, as there are now some sweet deals at The Cosmopolitan.

Don’t look now, but your next stay at one of the many hotels in Las Vegas could have some unwelcome guests. Cimex lectularius, Cimex hemipterus and Leptocimex boueti, to be exact. Or, as we’ve all grown to call them, bed bugs.

There are several reports of Las Vegas bed bugs up and down the Strip. And despite what you may believe, bed bugs are not restricted to lower end hotels. In fact, they’re not a sign of filth or disease, and they can infest even the loveliest establishments, which is why it was bound to happen with over 150,000 hotel rooms in Sin City. However, that doesn’t make guests at Caesars Palace, Circus Circus Hotel Casino, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, The Palazzo at The Venetian Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, SAHARA Las Vegas, and Tropicana Las Vegas feel any better as they made the list for these unwelcomed visitors. Usually, bed bugs arrive at hotels through guests clothing or bags, which goes to show that it’s not necessarily the hotel that’s patient zero, but rather it’s the guest. So how can you tell if your hotel room has bed bugs? Simple, just take a look at your bed before you go to sleep.

On a brighter hotel note, MGM Resorts purchased The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas last year, and now its rewards program is following suit. Beginning in February 2024, all members of The Cosmopolitan’s Identity Rewards will become by default part of the MGM Rewards program. All points earned at The Cosmopolitan will be tracked and transferred with the added benefit of being able to be redeem those membership points at any of MGM’s destinations in America.

Lastly, if you’re strolling through Las Vegas near the Horseshoe, you should pop into Sugar, located in the Grand Bazaar shops. Sugar, which was founded in 2006 and has over 100 locations across the U.S., as the name suggests contains sweets and specialty candies, as well as novelties from clothing to coffee mugs. This is one of three Sugar locations in Sin City with the other two residing at The Venetian and at the Fashion Show mall on the Strip.