(Closed) Anyone else worried about bedbugs on their honeymoon??

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Mrs.Tillmann: Seeing as I live in NYC I worry about them every day!

One of my coworkers has bedbugs, I try to keep my distance. I also keep my distance from those piles of matresses, couches, etc laid out on the curb.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Nope – no worries here!  I even had to deal with a bed bug infestation when my work sent me on a 10-month training stent in CA but I don’t give it a second thought when I go places.  I know the signs so I’m not going to blatently ignore things, but I’m of the philosophy that life is too short to spend it worrying (I’m not always successful, but I try!).

Plus – after one night somewhere with bed bugs, I’d know!  I reacted severely to their bites so I’d see all the red hive-like rashes/bumps/bites the next morning and could work to make sure I didn’t bring bugs home.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

um forget about honeymoon.. My FH flips the mattress EVERYWHERE we go…

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Nope! If it concerns you, just check out the bedding when you get the hotel. Although travelers do have a higher chance of encountering them, odds are you won’t have any problems with them :). I’d be more worried about sandy sheets or sunburns!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Everyone SHOULD keep bedbugs in mind when visiting hotels. My sister had a case of the bedbugs last year, so we learned a lot. I hope you don’t mind my long-winded reply!!

1. Bedbugs don’t care if you’re messy or clean, so getting them has nothing to do based on your hygiene.

2. If you are concerned, bring a bottle of isopropyl alcohol (the highest concentration you can find, preferably 90% or higher), and spray around your hotel room, especially on the mattresses and areas around the beds and couches. This will help kill any that come into contact with it.

3. Check your pockets and such every day. They love to hitchhike home in them.

4. When in doubt, look at reviews for your hotel. As bedbugs get more popular, more and more folks will start pinpointing where they think the infestation occurred. 

5. Lastly, if you bring them home, TREAT IMMEDIATELY. A heat treatment to the room done by a professional company or several sprays by the exterminator can get rid of the problem. The sooner you catch them, the sooner you keep the females from laying more eggs. Females only need to be impregnated once in their lifetime and they can spawn countless babies.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I should also note that bedbugs will hide in places other than your bedding. They can be in the wooden fixtures, light switches – anywhere. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yes, I worry about them all the time, because worrying is what I do best!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Gosh those guys are so creepy.

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