This is a Bedbug.
The common bedbug is found in temperate climates throughout the world and lives off the blood of humans. Bedbugs are generally active only at dawn, with a peak attack period about an hour before sunrise. They may attempt to feed at other times however, given the opportunity, and have been observed to feed at any time of the day. Attracted by warmth and the presence of carbon dioxide, the bug pierces the skin of its host with two hollow tubes. After feeding for about five minutes, the bug returns to its hiding place.
During our trip to Lake Powell this past week, Jeremy and I became closely acquainted with a few of these bedbugs. In fact, we became so close that we shared the same bed as them! We stayed at the Best Western - Lake Powell, and we can confirm that they have bedbugs in some beds.
We discovered our gross little friends on Friday morning, after we had slept in the bed for two nights. Yuck! As we were about to leave for the lake, we noticed two bedbugs on my pillow. So, Jeremy's mom, sister and I took the pillow to the front desk. The front desk guy freaked out a little bit (maybe this has happened before??), took the pillow and the bugs and said that he'd be right back. He came back a little frazzled and proceeded to tell us that he'd work on getting us a new room. To make a very long story short, we were given a new room, but it only had one king bed (for Jerm's parents), a pull out couch (for us) and a roll away (for Heather); instead of two queen beds and a pull out. Actually, in the new room, the pull out wasn't even needed because Jerm's parents and Heather all slept in the king bed...but that's another story! :-) Anyway, Jerm's mom worked her magic (plus, I'm sure the hotel was a little concerned that we'd blab to others about the bugs) and we were given the remaining two nights of our hotel stay free!
Moral of the story: Do not stay at the Best Western Lake Powell, unless you want to meet some little friends.
And on that note: Nighty, night...don't let those bedbugs bite!