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Jun 01, 2012 04:01 |  #16
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I have question about bed bug issue when staying in hotel.

I am extremely paranoid about this issue since my condo was infected with it. It took me 2months to purge all the bugs. I had to dump my bed, coffee table, wood furniture and bought new ones


I am looking at buying bed bug bag to protect my think tank bag and my carry on suitcase.

What bedbug proof bag do you guys use?

What has this to do with photography?




  
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Jun 01, 2012 04:56 as a reply to  @ RichSoansPhotos's post |  #17

Weird thread..


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Jun 01, 2012 05:26 |  #18

I feel itchy now.


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Jun 01, 2012 05:40 |  #19

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What has this to do with photography?

Photographers travel and use hotels too...so I guess it's relevant.

Photographers who travel with strings of garlic should be welcome everywhere!;)


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Jun 01, 2012 05:43 |  #20

Yes.

Vamptographers have been documented throughout history. Often, they are found with fast primes at 2 AM on street corners.


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Jun 01, 2012 08:31 |  #21

If bed bugs upset you, I'd skip on using a black light on the bedding.


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Jun 01, 2012 08:36 |  #22

Just clean you bed sheet properly otherwise change bed.


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Jun 01, 2012 09:30 |  #23

crbnfibr wrote in post #14507244 (external link)
gimme a tent and a sleeping bag i'll sleep outside.... bed bugs ulgh...


Haha, that is actually preferable to bed bugs.


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Jun 01, 2012 09:45 |  #24

ChunkyDA wrote in post #14508044 (external link)
Seems like no one is as paranoid as you.

Probably because most haven't dealt with bed bugs. I had what the exterminator called a "mild infestation" (only had to ditch my mattress) and I still wouldn't wish it on my enemies. Year and a half later and I still get worried by little dark pieces of lint on my bed. And I always check my hotel rooms now, no matter where I'm staying.

OP, a simple option is to pack some garbage bags and just put your gear bags in them while you're there. Check the room when you arrive ... in general if the mattress/box spring are clean then I wouldn't worry about it too much.


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Jun 01, 2012 10:05 |  #25

rick_reno wrote in post #14507226 (external link)
i stay in very good hotels and have never seen one.

You probably haven't been looking. Next time check behind the headboard or behind the dressers.




  
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Jun 01, 2012 10:22 |  #26

Keep your suitcases on the racks and offthe floor and beads. Bring garbage bags and keep any worn clothing sealed in the bags. Upon getting home, take all your clothes and wash and dry them on high. The heat will kill them. the main thing is that you want to mitigate the risk, so keeping stuff separate in bags will do a lot.


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Jun 01, 2012 10:28 |  #27

there is a website that reviews all hotels infected with bed bugs. I can't recall it at the moment. it shows a google map of all infected areas in North America. people can report bed bugs on that site. I had been bitten by bed bugs at home. My young brother brought them home from vacation trip in Dominica.


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Jun 01, 2012 11:02 |  #28

I'm surprised so many people take them so casually. Thy are bad in this area and I have known people that have had to spend thousands of dollars to get rid of them. Just washing your sheets will not get rid of them if you have an infestation.

I keep my bags off the floor and near the door until I check the room for them. I keep my clothes off the floor as well. I have not bought any bags for them, but a regular trash bag would work I would think.




  
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Jun 01, 2012 12:08 |  #29

Kronie wrote in post #14516093 (external link)
You probably haven't been looking. Next time check behind the headboard or behind the dressers.

I really wish you hadn't said that.


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Jun 01, 2012 12:20 |  #30

I experienced this two Decembers ago and it was NOT fun... someone in our condo building had been infected and to stop the spread they had to treat the floor above and below the affected unit.

For us that meant moving all the furniture in every room to the middle so the walls and baseboards would be exposed for the pest company to spray. We had to launder all our clothes and bag them as well. Also after the treatment, it was recommended that there be a 12-24 hour period before re-entry for children or those with allergies (basically my whole family). Add to the mix we had a three month old, and we basically had to vacate and stay with the in-laws for about a month as the pest company had to do a follow up treatment and inspection. Did I mention this was around Christmas? :mad:

We went through all this and we weren't even the ones infected! I can't imagine what it would have been like if it was. And yes, there have been reports of bed bugs everywhere and they do not discriminate, nice hotel / condo / house or not...


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