How to Avoid Hotel Bed Bugs

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  1. Newscience

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    Here's the latest travel blog from Peter Greenberg, available at:

    http://petergreenberg.com/2013/11/26/how-to-avoid-hotel-bed-bugs/

    Travel Detective Exclusive
    Travel Detective Tip: How to Avoid Hotel Bed Bugs
    Posted by PeterGreenberg.com on November 26, 2013 at 10:15 am
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    [​IMG]Chances are, you’ve heard of the bed bug outbreak in recent years. Well guess what? If you look at the real numbers, this is a story that’s been over reported. A very effective marketing campaign by private exterminators has created an environment of fear.
    Hotel bed bugs do exist, but they aren’t waiting in every room to bite you. You just need to be armed with some basic information should you run into these critters.
    Once you check into the hotel room, do a thorough check. Examine the sheets, the cracks in the mattress and even the corners of the carpet.
    Then make sure you don’t bring bed bugs back home. Avoid the luggage rack, keep your suitcase covered in plastic and place all clothes in a dryer on high upon your return.
    To stay safe from bed bugs, watch this exclusive Travel Detective tip from Travel Correspondent Tracy Gallagher.
    For more information on how to avoid what goes bite in the night, check out:
     
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    I have my own method to avoid bed bugs, but this may not be popular with everyone.

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    This outfit is also known as a "TSA Attention-Getter"! :eek:
     
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    Did Peter Greenberg take his own advice and look at the real numbers? Nope, not in this article. :D
    There have actually been thousands of self reported bug bite cases in hotels. Many took pictures of their bites, and some went as far as collecting bug samples in ziplock bags as proof of their existence. The fact that most hotel rooms are not yet infested is not reassuring at all. Once a traveler brings a bedbug of their eggs home, it's extremely difficult to impossible to exterminate them.
     
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    See there's a problem of bedbugs in the hotel I told him ASAP!!!:mad:
     
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    See sobore's post above to avoid bedbugs in hotels! ;)
     

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