- I have encountered lots of bedbugs: Bali, Sarawak, Malaysia, Singapore.
- I have not seen any bedbugs: Bangkok, Chang Mai, Cambodia, Laos, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Burma.
- Look on the walls. Do you see any tiny black or pink (photo) round things crawling around up there?
- Look on the wall nearest the bed. Do you see any bloodstains? If the room has bedbugs, a previous guest will have squashed some on the wall, causing the bloodstain.
- Look at the bed cover -- if there is one. Do you see anything crawling on it? I once examined a mattress cover (in Bali) and discovered there were thousands of tiny bedbugs crawling over it and within the fibers of the mattress cover.
Photo: bedbug doll available from Giant Microbes website.