Is this a bed bag? It doesn't have the stripes that I saw in other pictures. I'm traveling and for 5 days I was sleeping in different hotel rooms. What should I do if it is. I searched the bed and found no more. enter image description here enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ Nope - it's a tick! If you can get a better photo I can tell you what species - dorsal and ventral surfaces, ideally. $\endgroup$ – arboviral Sep 13 '16 at 7:58
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    $\begingroup$ Although probably an Ixodes, I suspect. $\endgroup$ – arboviral Sep 13 '16 at 8:03
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    $\begingroup$ Since it's a tick, I would search on your skin, not in the bed. (Meaning: my first priority would be to make sure none of those beasts were attached to my body). $\endgroup$ – Sredni Vashtar Sep 13 '16 at 8:19
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    $\begingroup$ You should check that you haven't been bitten as some (not all) are know to carry Lime disease (nhs.uk/Conditions/Lyme-disease/Pages/Introduction.aspx) $\endgroup$ – Davie Brown Sep 13 '16 at 9:08
  • $\begingroup$ Ticks and mites are allied to spider, which is an arachnid. Whereas bugs are a sort of insect $\endgroup$ – Always Confused Sep 14 '16 at 11:09

As already stated in the comments the animal you found is a tick (Wikipedia).

Since they are known to carry diseases you should make sure you have not been bitten or even still have one sucking your blood. So search your body. If you happen to find one still attached, do NOT squeeze it as this may stimulate fluids to flow from the tick into your body (bad). Instead get it out asap using tweezers or even better specialized tools. If you can't do it yourself ask another person preferably a doctor.

If you have been bitten watch for symtoms of an infection such as a red circle. If in doubt always see a doctor since you might require antibiotic treatment.

NOTE: usually nothing happens so don't worry too much but be alert for changes in skin around bites (if bitten that is).

EDIT: since hotel beds are not a typycal habitat of ticks you probably carried it there yourself.

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    $\begingroup$ I think it should be mentioned that hotel rooms are not their typical habitat. It's likely that the tick was transferred to the bed from OP's clothes. $\endgroup$ – Roland Sep 13 '16 at 11:39
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    $\begingroup$ Btw., the most dangerous infection would be tick-borne encephalitis which unlike Lyme disease can't be treated. So, prevention (i.e., apart from vaccination, early removal of the tick) is important. $\endgroup$ – Roland Sep 13 '16 at 11:46

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