Local Motel Under Fire For Possible Bed Bugs Blog News 09/15/201609/16/2016 Tweet A local Lawrence business has come under fire amidst reports of bed bugs on their property. The Econo Lodge on west sixth street continues to be in operation today, despite guess from last weekend complaining of possible bed bugs. The group was in town for a softball tournament when more than a dozen of the travelers noticed they had itchy, red bug bites. The guests claim the manager did not do anything to address the problem and offered no refund for their stay. Econo Lodge manager Rupesh Patel said the motel is hiring an exterminator to address the issue.