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Old 06-11-2014, 03:18 PM   #1
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Inspecting Motel Rooms for Bed Bugs - video

I was so terrified of picking up bedbugs in the cheap motel rooms I usually stay in on my Alabama to Colorado commute I bought an RV.

Then I discovered I hate driving an RV. Slow, bad gas mileage, pissy showers, I'd rather ride my motorcycle, save gas, have fun, and get a room. Any room.

Except one with bedbugs.

Even 4 Star Hotels aren't exempt from these nasty little critters. They can come in on someone's luggage, which bumped into someone else's luggage on the airport carousel.....

So....I guess I now have to INSPECT every hotel/motel mattress for bed bugs. Its worth it to get to ride my bike instead of putzing along in an RV...getting blown off the road by 18 wheelers....$300 fillups... that REAL shower at the end of the day makes it worth it.

I watched a dozen bedbug videos to find one that actually taught how to do a decent mattress inspection.

This one's the best, even though at the end he's selling some sort of poison spray.

Here are some actual photos, showing you the size of these obnoxious hitchikers....

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Old 06-11-2014, 04:18 PM   #2
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this shows what size bedbugs are at what stage

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Old 07-08-2014, 05:36 AM   #3
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Now I will make your head explode. There are an estimated 2 MILLION organisms living in or on your body, from mites in your eyelids, to bacteria in your a$$

They are part of life, no need to get freaked out.
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Better not do any research into how many nasty bugs live on the keyboard that you used to type your original message.

Research has shown some keyboards have more germs than a toilet seat. I hope you never sit on a toilet seat that you haven't spent five minutes dis-infecting!

And don't even start on the potential for food poisoning at a Diner.

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Old 07-08-2014, 12:17 PM   #5
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I got torn up by bedbugs on a tour a few years ago. My bites didn't show up for a couple of days (which is not uncommon, apparently), so I thought I had brought the little fuckers home with me. I hired a service with a beagle that comes in and sniffs for them. Luckily there were no bugs.

I still stay in crappy motels occasionally, but I keep my luggage closed and my clothes off of the beds and chairs. I don't care so much about getting bitten, but I can't risk infesting where I live.
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Old 07-08-2014, 12:27 PM   #6
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Yeah my wife who is a germophobic asks me every time I'm traveling if I checked the bed etc.... I'm not freaked out about it but I do look now before climbing in to the bed unless I have drank too many beers
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Old 07-21-2014, 04:30 PM   #7
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I saw a lady somewhere that travels with a pad and always sleeps on top of it on the bed.

There are millions of organisms and bugs, some bite and are unwelcome.
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OH my they are hideous. I hear they are in the really upscale hotels also.
Great idea to know how to search for them in the mattress.
I spray the mattress when I go to a hotel with a bug spray, and use my own sheets and covers.
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Old 07-21-2014, 05:08 PM   #9
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Unless you wanna spend a good 20-30 minutes checking the mattress, bed frames, furniture, outlet plates, pictures on the wall, pulling off baseboards, etc. YOU ARE KIDDING YOURSELF IF YOU THINK YOU ARE SAFE FROM BEDBUGS IN A MOTEL/HOTEL.
Pull the sheets off the mattress and if you see one blood stain get another room. That's my advice. Yes, I am in the pest control business.
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Originally Posted by coolmom1211 View Post
I spray the mattress when I go to a hotel with a bug spray, .................

I would rather sleep with bed bugs, than in a cloud of poison
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