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elche

Just got back from a month long trip.  Like many hotels in Thailand, bugs can be a problem.  Most recently I've been staying at the Diamond City Place hotel on Pattaya Thai, near third road.  I usually buy a can of bug spray and one spray of the corners of the room keeps the room free of bugs for my stay.  This time, however, I had problems with these little bugs.  I don't know if they were miniature ants or termites but almost everyday I had found more of them in the room.

I suspect previous visitors had a lot of food in the room and they were returning from other rooms through the ventilation system into my room.  

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Pauly

Once they are in, so tuff to get rid of, especially if previous occupants have left food lying around.... Some places make you vacate your room for an afternoon weekly while they blast them away with strong repellent. The Queen Vic does, and its hygiene is excellent. Not that I would ever stay there again personally 

Give your room a really good going over with the killer spray, skirting boards, and especially the dark inside of the wardrobe etc,.

.... don't come back into room for a few hours mate, the spray isn't good for your lungs 

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QuotaMan

One of the things I buy at 7-11 when I first arrive in Pattaya is a can of bug spray, because several hotels I've stayed at had ants in the rooms. Better to be prepared than wake up in middle of night with ants crawling all over you.

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4niceight

Name and shame for other members' benefit......first one on my mind is Nana hotel, Bangkok. I won't stay there again. Bugs everywhere.

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QuotaMan

No thank god I have never experienced bed bugs in any hotels throughout Thailand. I must have lucked out.

The bugs I refer to are ants, and they are a little different from the ones in my neck of the woods back home. The Pattaya hotel ants seem to be smaller and lighter shaded, and much quicker than their American counterparts. 

Off the top of my head I remember my room at the VT 6 condo and Privi Suites had ants, and Lido Beach hotel had a huge dead roach one time in the bathroom.

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mbamber
On 19/10/2017 at 03:10, 4niceight said:

Name and shame for other members' benefit......first one on my mind is Nana hotel, Bangkok. I won't stay there again. Bugs everywhere.

Was there in March only noticed 1 cockroach bit delapidated but clean will see in a few weeks how the refurbishment is going.

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4niceight
5 hours ago, starfucks said:

You mean bedbugs?

Change room, or better even change hotel.

little round black crawling bugs and small cockroaches

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The Sly Fox
On 10/21/2017 at 09:12, 4niceight said:

little round black crawling bugs and small cockroaches

whatever, but get the fuck outta there mate. a few mozzies in the wardrobe you can put up with but creepy-crawlies biting your ass while you sleep you can do without.

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jcemariner
2 hours ago, The Sly Fox said:

whatever, but get the fuck outta there mate. a few mozzies in the wardrobe you can put up with but creepy-crawlies biting your ass while you sleep you can do without.

Yeah, definitely. In a town with hundreds (thousands?) of hotels, its best to move on to the next one. Even if your current hotel puts out enough spray to kill them all, those creepy crawlies will be back. 

Best to pick a place that has a preventative posture, rather than reactive. 

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Jumpin Jack Flash

Don't think I've ever spotted an ant in any hotel room yet. Prob cos I never eat in the room.

Plenty of mossies, tho. Impossible to keep those fuckers out.

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thumper64
9 minutes ago, Jumpin Jack Flash said:

Plenty of mossies, tho. Impossible to keep those fuckers out.

I find the air conditioning usually keeps mozzies at bay.

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SlowlyMan

I must be staying at the wrong places. I don't recall ever seeing any critters in the rooms I've stayed in while in Patts. Can't say that about the hotels I've stayed here in the US.

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aswang1

Bring permethrin concentrate:

Permethrin SFR 36.8% permethrin Quart 6666105

Can buy it on amazon and it works well.

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phuketexpert

Before you check in,


- Look at the several booking web sites also here before paying

- Read all the reviews 

- Don't be a cheap charlie :) 

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p2pzone
On 19/10/2017 at 05:52, elche said:

Just got back from a month long trip.  Like many hotels in Thailand, bugs can be a problem.  Most recently I've been staying at the Diamond City Place Hotel on Pattaya Thai, near third road.  I usually buy a can of bug spray and one spray of the corners of the room keeps the room free of bugs for my stay.  This time, however, I had problems with these little bugs.  I don't know if they were miniature ants or termites but almost everyday I had found more of them in the room.

I suspect previous visitors had a lot of food in the room and they were returning from other rooms through the ventilation system into my room.  

That's a really bad experience. I've been to Pattaya several times, but I haven't encountered this situation. Most of the hotels I stayed in are No. 1 or No. 2, because the traffic is convenient and many people will live there. Safety and hygiene are guaranteed.

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p2pzone
On 10/12/2017 at 08:24, Jumpin Jack Flash said:

Don't think I've ever spotted an ant in any hotel room yet. Prob cos I never eat in the room.

Plenty of mossies, tho. Impossible to keep those fuckers out.

Your habits are very good. I don't eat staple food in my room. Occasionally, I eat fruit to keep my daily intake of vitamin C.

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thisisdre

If you stay on the six, u will notice the babes buy baby grasshoppers with chilli and shallots from the vendors :wink:

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