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bed bugs

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by angilynny, Oct 16, 2012.

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  1. angilynny

    angilynny Low-Roller

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    i just have to know if anyone has had a bed with bed bugs in Vegas. i am terrified that this will be the time.
     
  2. eloisegirl

    eloisegirl Low-Roller

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    My sibling is a public nurse who deals with hoarders and bedbugs, so she has trained me how to look for these critters. Leave everything in the hall while one of you goes in to check the room. Go to the corner of the bed, pull back the sheets, and look along the piping of the bare mattress for black dots (droppings) or bedbugs (they are like small apple seeds in colour and shape) and try the foot of the bed as well. Then, look behind the headboard with a flashlight in the corners. Check along the floorboards near the headboard. I check the empty drawers as well, and you can take a drawer out, look in there with a flashlight as well. If there is upholstered furniture, pull the upholstery to the side and check any cracks.

    We do this everywhere we go - NYC (at the height of the bed bug infestation), Cuba, Mexico, LV, Crowne Plaze and Seneca Casino in Niagara Falls, even the Ritz Carlton in Toronto - all of these places are immaculate! We stayed at Mandalay Bay in Vegas. NEVER had a bed bug problem on any trip. You can google some Youtube videos on how to check for them, and there are precautions you can take with your luggage when you get home with this steam thing that heats your luggage.

    Know what to do and what to look for and then realize that it is probably not going to happen. Good rule for liiving! ;)
     
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    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    considering how many hundreds of thousands of people go to Vegas every year and how few bed bug cases there are, you're more likely to get struck by lightning after your plane crashes on the way there.
     
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    ... :kill::kill:

    .. really, very true ..never had a problem in vegas and never in atlantic city either, though when we go to NYC next year i will be following e-girl's advice .

    ..

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    Doing a couple of quick Google searches, I can't find a single independently confirmed case of bed bugs in a Vegas hotel. So yeah, I wouldn't really worry about that - especially if you're staying in a major hotel, they have too much to lose to get that sloppy with their housekeeping.
     
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    And try your google search again. Plenty of evidence. Put in bedbugs and Bellagio.

    Here is one list with some recent reports:

    http://www.raveable.com/nv/las-vegas/bed-bugs-in-hotels/l4839

    I am not getting the same kind of reporting on lightning strikes in Vegas casinos. There was that airplane hit in August at Mccarren. Still, it always seemed an easy decision to get out of the California hotel pool when I could see a thunderstorm coming. And it makes good sense to check for bedbugs before you sleep anywhere in the US...well, actually before you even bring your luggage into the room.

    Oh, no housecleaning has anything to do with bedbugs any more than staying at an upscale hotel where they pick up and vacuum means you won't catch the common cold.

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    The industry is giving it good attention as well.
    http://www.lvrj.com/business/bed-bug-party-of-the-year-crawling-toward-las-vegas-164881546.html
     
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    IxAccDnf VIP Whale

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    Only time in Vegas was @ Silverton
     
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