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  1. beatlesman

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Wed Apr 19 2017 23:21:49

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    Are spas and massage places, like fancy ones, a good place to pick up bed bugs? Is there anything I can do to prevent it besides not going? thanks.

  2. F. Pazos

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Thu Apr 20 2017 5:59:27

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    I will enumerate a few places were we found and treated bed bugs:
    1 school
    And of course some massage parlors (both, nice and not that nice)....
    So, the answer to your question would be yes.

    The best you can do is just continously monitor your home so you can detect any infeatation in early stage.

    Professional PCO based in Hong Kong specialized in Bed Bugs.
  3. Livingagain

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Thu Apr 20 2017 6:04:16

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    My husband and I just got a couple's massage for our anniversary at a nice place, and I was wondering the same thing. I just looked all around the edge of the carpet while I undressed and at the table, etc. and it seemed clear to me. I guess we all just have to be aware and keep monitoring, these creatures are a part of life, now.

  4. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Thu Apr 20 2017 6:47:58

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    While it is possible it is generally one on the high probable, mainly because people usually enter treatment rooms wearing robes only and thus its a more "isolated" from outside world environment than many.

    I have spoken to more "spa's" about concerns than I have seen confirmed cases and a few times the "domestic call out" has turned out to be a place of more of a more "commercial" nature. Heck I once had the full Lady Heather (CSI Vegas reference) experience when I had to deal with an issue int he cambers of a professional Dominatrix,

    As you say bed bugs are a fact of life, sensible avoidance such as checking places you stay, places, you visit and places you work are part of a healthy personal responsibility. However, the most and important of all is what you do and have in place at home to deal with an issue in case it does get brought in.

    To be very clear I am not an advocate of people creating over cautious behavioral patterns and avoiding things because of bed bug risks. Its an awesome world out there and you only get to see that by getting out in it.

    On a few occasions I have even recommended spa / golf weekends to re-balance and reconnect couples post bed bug stress and somewhere I have a postcard that proves "inspecting the bed is more fun when its two doing the checking".

    Hope that helps, I have additional anxiety management resources on my website.

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