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Old 09-17-2010, 05:09 AM   #41
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It is a concern but not enough to not travel.


Fortunately... it seems that those critters are big enough that they (or signs of them) can be easily spotted.

The general advice is to check for signs in your hotel room before you bring anything in the room. If you see signs of them, go ask for another room or ask for a refund and go to another hotel.

There are other basic prevention measures in the room even if you do not see signs just to be on the safe side.

There are websites where people report incidents so one can avoid those hotel.

I think there should be a law that hotels have to post the problem at their desk for at least 30 days after a known incident. Why should they be able to hide that from customers. It would force them to clean it up.
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I guess we didn't check good enough. We left Hawks Cay today and drove north to a friends house. When we got there DW opened her baggage and out came a bed bug. Needless to say she is freaked out. We just called the hotel and tomorrow a manager is going to call us, not that they can do anything for us at this point.

DW was itching her leg from the first night we got there and thought it was a mosquito bite. As we now have learned it wasn't a mosquito. Seems they bite in a pattern of 3 which is what DW had and I didn't even realize till we looked on the internet tonight. I guess I have to do some research as to what to do now.

Mean while all our stuff is out in our friends garage till we figure out what to do.

That is scary . I could see catching them at Day's Inn but Hawk's Cove is a really upscale resort .
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That is scary . I could see catching them at Day's Inn but Hawk's Cove is a really upscale resort .
You are only as safe as the last person who stayed there. Kinda like STDs.
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I'm beginning to wonder if taking some big black plastic garbage bags might help. Once you get to your room, take out only what you need for the bathroom then put the entire suitcase in the plastic bag until you need the next day's clothing. Anything you take out of your suitcase maybe should also go into a ziplock bag when not in use.
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Only if you get in them before going to sleep...
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Only if you get in them before going to sleep...
I think we have another late night TV $19.95 product idea. The bed bug proof cozy.
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I think we have another late night TV $19.95 product idea. The bed bug proof cozy.
Yep - instead of calling it the Snuggy, it would (of course) be the Snuggy-Buggy...
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Since I spend about 175 nights a year in hotels I'm beleiving its only a matter of time. I checked my stays this week on the BB website and found a case in one of the hotels just doors down from my very expensive room. I guess its time to burn the luggage and accelerate the RE plans!
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There are websites where people report incidents so one can avoid those hotel.

I think there should be a law that hotels have to post the problem at their desk for at least 30 days after a known incident. Why should they be able to hide that from customers. It would force them to clean it up.
The first line (above) answers the second one. The last thing we need in this country is more laws. Free markets rule! The internet is the answer!
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Put everything in the oven. Bake for one hour at 140 degrees.

Seriously, what a bummer.
Looks like a clothes dryer or a CO2 environment will get rid of them. CO2 is easy to get or generate (sugar, water and bread yeast will make plenty of the stuff). From wikipedia:


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The thermal death point for C. lectularius is high: 45 C (113 F), and all stages of life are killed by 7 minutes of exposure to 46 C (115 F).[9] Bedbugs apparently cannot survive high concentrations of carbon dioxide for very long;
Heck, in Texas, a garage probably gets that hot....

google "dryer bed bugs" for more


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I know that some pest companies kill them by raising the interior temperature of a home to 140 degrees F. You could probably do that to one room at a time with electric heaters.
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You are only as safe as the last person who stayed there. Kinda like STDs.



Not for the faint hearted...photos of the little suckers

bed bugs photos eggs, cast skins, stains; bed bug bites human
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Not for the faint hearted...photos of the little suckers

bed bugs photos eggs, cast skins, stains; bed bug bites human
Bugs don't freak me out, But I wouldn't like all the extra work and expense that an infestaion would entail.

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