Norwegian Caribbean Lines Dawn: bed bugs

by nobugsonme on March 17, 2007 · 5 comments

in bed bugs, bed bugs on public transportation

Fox covered this on Wednesday night.  Somehow, I can’t find a clip on the Fox website, whereas I often find other news reports.  Perhaps a corporate executive had a quiet word with the Fox folks?

On YouTube.

(Note: there’s a minute and 17 seconds of fluff at the beginning before the Fox news report kicks in.  But the report it is well worth watching.)

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1 nobugsonme March 20, 2007 at 1:52 pm

Here it is on Fox NY.
(I like the YouTube version because it has the Fox5 announcers introduce the segment, and they actually use the phrase “Tale of Woe.”

2 Dan March 21, 2007 at 3:46 pm

Ew….I was just thinking that maybe i brought home some souvenirs from my last cruise last january. I was on Royal Caribbean, but who knows. I didnt have any symptoms til late summer!

3 nobugsonme March 21, 2007 at 10:58 pm

Hi Dan!
I am sure other cruise lines are affected–like hotels, I don’t think the brand matters.

4 Priscilla March 27, 2007 at 5:32 pm

I was aboard the Dawn during the showing of the Fox News show about bed bugs. Unfourtunatly I was a victim of bed bug bites. Not knowing thats what it was I simple thought I was bitten by sand fleas at Hondorus. I even killed a bug in our room not knowing what it was. This was our honeymoon and now I am tramatized and in fear I brought these things home. We washed all our stuff and put it in the freezer but, not till friday it sat all day god only knows if these critters crawled out and are in my house. I am so freaked out right now and angry! Not to mention I am coated in bites about 50!

5 nobugsonme March 27, 2007 at 7:20 pm

Priscilla,
If I were you, I’d read the FAQs and learn more about spotting bed bugs at the earlier stages of life (when they’re quite small and can be white, or red, or brown), as well as their eggs. Learn about black specks and cast shells. Also read and follow the instructions to protect your mattress. It won’t keep you from getting bed bugs, if you have them, but will keep them off the mattress (or in it, if already there.) I’d also get some freshwater Diatomaceous Earth (DE) and puff a light coating around the bed frame, in corners and cracks, baseboards, etc. It’s a non-hazardous natural substance that may help at this stage, since you have no evidence they came home with you. I’d inspect and deal with your suitcases somehow. The travel FAQ might help for that.

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