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Top cities for Bedbugs

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by gongoman, Jan 19, 2013.

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  1. gongoman

    gongoman MIA

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    I see vegas didn't make top 25

    The top 25 worst cities are:

    1. Chicago
    2. Detroit
    3. Los Angeles
    4. Denver
    5. Cincinnati
    6. Columbus, Ohio
    7. Washington, D.C.
    8. Cleveland/Akron/Canton
    9. Dallas/Ft. Worth
    10. New York City
    11. Dayton
    12. Richmond/Petersburg, VA
    13. Seattle/Tacoma
    14. San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose
    15. Raleigh/Durham/Fayetteville, NC
    16. Indianapolis
    17. Omaha, Neb
    18. Houston
    19. Milwaukee
    20. Baltimore
    21. Syracuse
    22. Boston
    23. Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Colo.
    24. Lexington, KY
    25. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale


    http://www.cnycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=849607#.UPqfTawYpSM
     
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  2. maximus56k

    maximus56k Tourist

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  3. CYaInVegas

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    They need to allow the old chemicals again. My friend owns an apartment building an it is costing her thousands of $$$ and they keep coming back due to new tenants. She is no longer making a profit on her building. Our neighbors who are the cleanest people I know got them. Shes a school principal so they think they came home with her.

    I freak out and tear beds apart in hotels and cruise ships. Haven't found one yet....thank God.
     
  4. imwired

    imwired Low-Roller

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    I'm with you. The thought of bedbugs strikes terror in my heart. The first thing I do when we check into a room is pull back the fitted sheet to check and look for no bugs. Eeew! I'm glad they're large enough to be seen easily.
     
  5. C0usineddie

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    Are those the worst cites for bed bugs or the best cities for bed bugs?
     
  6. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

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    I stay in hotels in Chicago frequently, mostly in the River North and O'hare areas. Never had an issue.
     
  7. smartone

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    Ha! Shows where my priorities are... first thing I do is make sure the TV works then I check-out the air-conditioner real well... never once thought to check-out the mattress.
     
  8. Jimbo338

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    I was reading the list and an article about bed buds lasg night unable to sleep due to a cold. The 25 were the worst in the US. Much to our relief LV didn't make the top 25. The old treatment was ddt I believe but the problem is not that ddt is banned but that they are resistant to it now. The only good news is that they don't carry diseases.
     
  9. Username

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    Who and HOW did they compile this list ? ? ?
     
  10. Kickin

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    ROFLMAO :haha:

    Keen observation
     
  11. Joe

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    I've never given it a thought, but my brother has been hit twice. Once in a NY hotel and the second time in Vegas at the Plaza. It was before the remodel and new furnishings at the Plaza, so I'm not criticizing them, just saying...

    He now has a ritual to check everything before he even puts down his luggage. Mattress corners, headboards, etc...

    I won't give it a thought until I get bit. If I do, then I'll probably become paranoid.:poke:
     
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  12. LucyR.

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    If you are afraid of bed bugs....

    Bed bugs go everywhere! They don't discriminate. They are equal opportunity
    bugs.
    This is what you do to stay safe as much as you can.

    Put your luggage in the bathtub when you travel and stay at a hotel.
    Bugs don't like to take baths.lol.

    TURN OFF all the lights at night time in a hotel and see the bugs come out.
    Move to another room.

    Don't buy used furniture. The wood could carry the bugs.

    There is a safe white dust named Diatomaceous Earth. Buy the food grade version. Apply once per week for 4 weeks. There are other natural options.
    Do a search to keep your place safe.

    When a home gets full of bed bugs an exterminator will use a machine that has super high heat to kill the bugs. Bed bugs don't like HEAT.

    I wonder if a blow dryer on a mattress will bring out the bugs and kill them?
    Lucy
     
  13. BeeeJay

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    every bed in my chicago house is full of bugs, unfortunately my name is on their birth certificates so I'm not allowed to eradicate them. :evillaugh:cry::evillaugh
     
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