Bedbugs on GMA(10 posts)
Anyone see this? Pretty informative... I sort of cringed at the idea of leaving luggage on a luggage rack, though. After all, despite not having bed bugs I still remain "Paranoid in GA".
Interesting ... I was called to do this show .. but after my conversation with bed bugs I think I took them outside of the box with their already figured platform. Oh well ... I can't hide the truth when you ask my opinion.
Actually, the GMA story brought me back to this site after years of hiding. Everyone around me is now totally paranoid---if they only knew. My knowledge would put shame to the TV version and I am no PPO--I cannot imagine what Killer told them. Eventually, the truth will surface!
that was actually a pretty decent segment!
yeah, I can see Killerqueen really letting them have it. They don't want to completely freak out viewers, or we'd never watch their show again! So they have to be careful.
i'm headed to LA on business soon and already my head is spinning with what i can do.
Luggage on a rack is good right? Paranoid in GA, why are you cringing about that?
I usually set my luggage in the bathtub while I search the room.
Consider using a suitcase with hard sides without a zipper.
Samsonite makes a plastic suitcase with a rubber weather seal that does not have a liner.
Bugs can travel on the outside of a nylon suitcase undetected.
The good looking German Shepard in the GMA segment was a BedBugDog named Roxy from Five Star Environments..
diebbsdie - 6 hours ago » Luggage on a rack is good right? Paranoid in GA, why are you cringing about that?
Well, it's better than leaving the luggage on the floor. Not all luggage racks are metal, for one thing. Some are wooden (which is not so good). As many folks know, bed bugs certainly like to climb wood and I've heard folks say metal is not "fool proof" against them either.
I've heard (like Doug said above when he's checking a room) that the best place to LEAVE your luggage is encased in a large clear plastic bag (to prevent faucet drips) in the bathtub.
Bathtub here also.
I have a contractor bag in the flap of my luggage. Walk in hotel room everything in hand, examine tub and area quickly, if safe luggage goes in the tub.
45 minutes later I take it out. I leave everything bagged at night.
Usually I travel alone and curse myself every time it is a room with 2 beds. Nearly doubles the inspection time.
Didn't travel for 5 yrs before our infestation and certainly don't plan on doing so for a while now. But if I did, bathtub and a huge black bag would be the way to go for us as well. Hoping/wishing the epidemic is more under control so I feel comfortable enough to do a Mouse vacation in the next year or two.
These are questions for Doug and Jim I guess. How do you inspect the hotel room? I mean other then checking the mattress for stains I guess, do you look at the headboards and frames etc? If you find something that makes you think the room has bed bugs, do you ask for another room or try to find another hotel?
Best thing is watch the videos from Austin Frishman and Jeff White in this thread.
I check the bathroom where my stuff is, and work the room from the walls in towards the bed. Just like Austin talks about all the stuff before the bed.
A PCO said before he goes straight to the headboard because any infestation of consequence will have evidence there.
I go there last. Anything found, I would start over in another room. Well if the place was teeming with them I'd go to another hotel.
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