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Bed bugs followed me home!

JayD

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I fly for a domestic carrier and found bed bugs in my home earlier this summer. Having these things at home is a significant pain. I no longer take my packing and unpacking for granted in the hotels.

I found it difficult to find the type of help I was looking for, so if anyone else finds themselves in this situation, I'd recommend visiting www.allexperts.com and searching for "George Manning". This guy is an actual entomologist in Chicago and provided the info and help I needed.

Blue Skies!
 

NuGuy

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I fly for a domestic carrier and found bed bugs in my home earlier this summer. Having these things at home is a significant pain. I no longer take my packing and unpacking for granted in the hotels.

I found it difficult to find the type of help I was looking for, so if anyone else finds themselves in this situation, I'd recommend visiting www.allexperts.com and searching for "George Manning". This guy is an actual entomologist in Chicago and provided the info and help I needed.

Blue Skies!

Heyas JD,

Yea, bed bugs can be a real PITA. I never put my bag on the other bed...I always use the table or dresser.

Getting rid of them for good is a gigantic PITA, and getting rid of all them in a house with carpeting (or pets) is almost impossible without whole house fumigation with sulfuryl fluoride (vikane) or similar.

You should dispose of any matresses and bedding sterilized at or above 120F. While you're getting your house fumigated, send your pets to the vet for a bath and insect dip.

Lesser measures are purely temporary, and may be toxic to your pets. The bugs will come back, and can hole up for over a year with no food.

Nu
 

LearLove

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knock on wood i never had them at home but have a few bite scars on my legs from them.

I agree with Nu - don't put your bag on the extra bed. Use the stand or wood dresser. Also I keep 2 medium size trash bags in my roller bag. dirty cloths go in them (one for whites one for darks) so they don't inter-mix with the clean cloths or bag.

Another tip is say once a month empty your roller bag spray it with lysol and let it air out empty.
 

Raskal

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I spoke with an exterminator about these once and he said that when you first check in peel the sheet(s) back on the bed and look at the fabric "bead" that runs around the top of the mattress. Apparently if bed bugs are around they will be under that thing.

My routine on checking in has gotten kind of comical over the years, but so far no bugs (that I've seen anyway).

Saw a couple of huge ass spiders in a room not too long ago though, ugh.
 

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Why does putting your rollaboard on the other bed increase the chances of getting bed bugs?


LearLove said:
Also I keep 2 medium size trash bags in my roller bag. dirty cloths go in them (one for whites one for darks) so they don't inter-mix with the clean cloths or bag.

I use the hotel dry cleaning bags that are hanging in the closet, should I not be doing that?


Never had bed bugs and I surely don't want them.

Any other tips or advice?






eP.
 

Stifler's Mom

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Why does putting your rollaboard on the other bed increase the chances of getting bed bugs?


eP.

I am guessing that you are in one bed, and your clothing is exposed on a second bed. Now you double your chances of bringing them home?

I'm thinking about packing a hammock in my bag now after reading these stories.
 

TWA

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You could sleep in a plastic bag, if anyone asks tell them that you really need to cut your weight down.

Do you get bed bugs sleeping in the isle of an rj?
 

Critter717

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I'm thinking about packing a hammock in my bag now after reading these stories.[/quote]


Now thats funny as S#$t....
 

clickclickboom

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If you think bed bugs are bad dont even begin to think about what happens with the remote control.

I take the baggie from the ice bucket insert the remote and tie a knot so that it never comes in contact me.

A Gay FA told me his " parther " uses them as sex toys on layovers then he laughed and said he was kidding ... sure he was

I also get extra towels and lay a path down to the bed those floors are 50% skin 25% dust mites feces and %25 jizz
 

ePilot22

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clickclickboom said:
I also get extra towels and lay a path down to the bed those floors are 50% skin 25% dust mites feces and %25 jizz


Like the towels are any cleaner.



There was something on the other day about hotels and when they change the sheets.

It was suggested that you ask at the front counter if your room has fresh sheets because hotels won't always change them. If they don't look dirty or very used, they just remake the bed.

Nice!






eP.
 

Oh-ryan

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I have a lot of family in law enforcement and they have given me another travel tip-

When you check in to a hotel, pull the comforter off the bed and burn it. It's true about bodily fluids glowing under black light. That thing (among others) is covered in so much DNA that it will light up Chicago when it's under the black light.

Also, how often do you see the maids changing out the comforter? Sure they are always hauling around clean sheets/towels in their carts and that at least gives us the impression that the sheets/towels are being changed out (even if they are not). But comforters? Never seen a cart full of comforters.

Be afraid of the comforter.
 

Whine Lover

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Also-

- NEVER touch Money, ATM buttons, door handles, use public restrooms, eat at a restaurant, order fast food, pizza, go to a Doctors office, fly in an airplane etc.,etc.,etc.

Germs, disease, boogers, semen, and feces are EVERYWHERE.

( Lions, and Tigers, and Bears...Oh MY!)


YKMKR
 
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