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terri01p
09-10-2008, 12:47 AM
More Bed bugs at the resorts, thank GOD for our campers ! :thumbsup2

POR :eek:
ALSTAR Sports :scared1:
CBR :scared:

Born 2 Fish
09-10-2008, 05:14 AM
Where did you read/get this info ?:confused3
Just curious.

mirmartinez
09-10-2008, 06:51 AM
More Bed bugs at the resorts, thank GOD for our campers ! :thumbsup2

POR :eek:
ALSTAR Sports :scared1:
CBR :scared:


I read the post on the resort boards that were talking about them :scared1:
We are doing a cabin stay on Saturday I will be sure to check.

Born 2 Fish
09-10-2008, 07:35 AM
I read the post on the resort boards that were talking about them :scared1:
We are doing a cabin stay on Saturday I will be sure to check.


I would appreciate you checking,,,and a post when you can on this . thanks

ntsammy5
09-10-2008, 08:15 AM
There are always posts about bed bugs on the resort board - everything that you read on the internet of course is factual and true! :lmao:

There are bed bugs all over the place! No one is exempt:


Bed Bugs (http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/bedbugs/)

Just Beachy
09-10-2008, 08:22 AM
I will be at All Star Music in November. Believe me, I'll be checking the beds AS SOON as I walk into the room! :scared1: I would rather be staying in my own bed in my camper, but not possible for this trip.

terri01p
09-10-2008, 09:02 AM
There are always posts about bed bugs on the resort board - everything that you read on the internet of course is factual and true! :lmao:

There are bed bugs all over the place! No one is exempt:


Bed Bugs (http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/bedbugs/)


On the resort board a lady gives a run down of her stay at POR room number 2748...they closed down the room for 6 weeks and I beleive her, she told step by step what WDW did and is doing for her and her family. You can't make that stuff up when you have proof, and others around can confirm.

There is also a thread on the resort board of a family at the ALstar sports that have encounter a problem and also CBR...makes for interesting reading. :surfweb:

Shannone1
09-10-2008, 09:10 AM
On the resort board a lady gives a run down of her stay at POR room number 2748...they closed down the room for 6 weeks and I beleive her, she told step by step what WDW did and is doing for her and her family. You can't make that stuff up when you have proof, and others around can confirm.

There is also a thread on the resort board of a family at the ALstar sports that have encounter a problem and also CBR...makes for interesting reading. :surfweb:

We have friends that were at CBR last spring and they had a roach problem :scared1: They changed rooms and had the in the new room too. They were pretty mad. Said they didn't go 1200 miles and spend almost $7,000 on this family vacation to end up with a room with bugs...and BIG bugs at that !! They were afraid to leave their bags open and tip toe'd all around the whole 10 days they were there.

That is another reason I love my motorhome !!

auntie
09-10-2008, 09:22 AM
I think no matter where you stay..Dump or Deluxe..you have to check for these things. We had a lot of coverage about these nasty critters a couple of years ago..at some very upscale Manhattan hotels. They DO NOT discriminate. You have to look for the tell tale signs. Most of the headboards are removeable..you can spot bugs back there. The corner seams of the mattress, even unusual stains or spots on the walls.(blood). We did this the last time we stayed at the WL..it took all of about two minutes..and lilterally slept much better knowing the room was bug free. I do this whether we are staying in Disney or a Comfort Inn, just makes me feel better that we checked. I would think with the kind of use that Disney rooms get..it was bound to happen. The worst is taking them home. So you should check the drawers..they can hide in the crevices. That's why we keep our luggage on racks..and ask for an extra ones..keep it up off the floor. We don't use the drawers...we do hang some of our clothes up. There was an awful story about a family that went on a cruise ..and brought them home. They wound up losing their furniture and carpeting to these things..they are tough to get rid of once they find their way into your home. :crazy2:

ntsammy5
09-10-2008, 09:36 AM
You can't make that stuff up when you have proof, and others around can confirm.

I don't doubt that some of the posts are accurate, but there are tons of posts that are probably not....... bed bugs are everywhere and are a real problem - no one is immune.......

Shannone1
09-10-2008, 10:20 AM
To be fair, I do have to say this CAN happen while camping too.

Last summer we camped in the U.P and the campground had lots of earwigs (one of creepiest bugs to me). We found find them in the camping chairs around the fire and had to knock them out of our crocs. We keep all of the kids toys, bats and gloves, extra drinks, etc is plastic tubs with lids so we thought we were pretty safe.

2 weeks after coming home, the kids went looking for the baseball gloves and there were LOTS of earwigs in the tubs. My dh said there were a few inside the storage compartments too :eek:

The world would be a much nicer place with no bugs !!

terri01p
09-10-2008, 10:29 AM
To be fair, I do have to say this CAN happen while camping too.

Last summer we camped in the U.P and the campground had lots of earwigs (one of creepiest bugs to me). We found find them in the camping chairs around the fire and had to knock them out of our crocs. We keep all of the kids toys, bats and gloves, extra drinks, etc is plastic tubs with lids so we thought we were pretty safe.

2 weeks after coming home, the kids went looking for the baseball gloves and there were LOTS of earwigs in the tubs. My dh said there were a few inside the storage compartments too :eek:

The world would be a much nicer place with no bugs !!

Yea I didn't need to read this...:scared:

Something about bugs just makes my skin crawl!

auntie
09-10-2008, 10:40 AM
Last summer we camped in the U.P and the campground had lots of earwigs (one of creepiest bugs to me). !!


AHHH! Earwigs... the most disgusting, horrible, despicable bugs know to man kind. CREEP me out. There was one in my yard this morning. I thought we had escaped them this summer. Went to open the market umbrella on the dining table..and there one was in the fold of the umbrella. You KNOW where there's one..there's another. YUK..I hate them. :scared:

Of course they aren't the type of bugs you can loose your furniture and carpeting too. At least you can spray or have an exterminator for them. With bed bugs..that's a different story. It's better to take a few minutes and look for them....than spend thousands trying to get them out of your house once you bring them home.

Rhonda
09-10-2008, 11:01 AM
Many times, people will suddenly start itching on their lower legs during the day, and just assume that all those little bites are from bedbugs. But, they're usually not. Bedbug bites do NOT itch.

Usually, especially down here in Florida, they are from no-seeums that got you the evening before, as you were watching the fireworks, etc. They seem to have a delayed reaction, with their bites starting to itch the next day.

I have a friend that stayed at a Courtyard last summer, down here, and insisted that her legs were all bitten up and itchy because she was sure there were bedbugs. So, I went back to her room with her, and we looked all over the bed, bedding, headboard, box spring -- and no bedbugs. Then she told me how she had been standing outside the night before, talking to friends, for quite awhile. Stupid no-seeums.

Gatordad
09-10-2008, 11:11 AM
sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite.

terri01p
09-10-2008, 11:44 AM
Many times, people will suddenly start itching on their lower legs during the day, and just assume that all those little bites are from bedbugs. But, they're usually not. Bedbug bites do NOT itch.

Usually, especially down here in Florida, they are from no-seeums that got you the evening before, as you were watching the fireworks, etc. They seem to have a delayed reaction, with their bites starting to itch the next day.

I have a friend that stayed at a Courtyard last summer, down here, and insisted that her legs were all bitten up and itchy because she was sure there were bedbugs. So, I went back to her room with her, and we looked all over the bed, bedding, headboard, box spring -- and no bedbugs. Then she told me how she had been standing outside the night before, talking to friends, for quite awhile. Stupid no-seeums.

This brings to mind :

My friend went to disney and said that three days into the trip she thought her room at the AKL had bedbugs, her lower legs had sores on them and itched and were swollen, so she thought straight away " bed bugs" so she went to the hospital there in FL. and found out she had some sort of condition that's very common in the Florida heat, something to do with the heat and walking on hard pavement for hours on end and sweat ( I forgot what the name of it ).
Funny but I bet most people have never heard of this condition and they say it's very very common.

ftwildernessguy
09-10-2008, 12:02 PM
We have friends that were at CBR last spring and they had a roach problem :scared1: They changed rooms and had the in the new room too. They were pretty mad. Said they didn't go 1200 miles and spend almost $7,000 on this family vacation to end up with a room with bugs...and BIG bugs at that !! They were afraid to leave their bags open and tip toe'd all around the whole 10 days they were there.

That is another reason I love my motorhome !!

Show me somewhere in Florida that doesn't have "Palmetto bugs". I lived in Georgia for a year and despite the apartment complex spraying monthly, the "palmetto bugs" gradually came back. I guess if you don't like the giant roaches, you gotta stay out of the south.

ntsammy5
09-10-2008, 12:14 PM
Funny but I bet most people have never heard of this condition and they say it's very very common.

My sister gets this -- calls it the Disney rash!

des1954
09-10-2008, 12:29 PM
Terri- Your friend had basic heat rash on her legs. I get it each and every time I wear socks or long pants in the heat. There is a scientific name for this and yes, it does have something to do with the concrete. I used to get it solely when I went to any Dinsey park on a hot summer day. I called it the "Disney Rash". Now I find I get the same rash on my lower legs when I'm working the outside garden register at Home Depot.

Bed Bugs - It was rumored back in December and January that the CBR, all of the ASR's, CR & WL had bed bugs. Maybe they did...maybe not. All bedding has mites of some sort. My solution??? If I have to stay at a hotel, I strip off the bedspread, ask housekeeping for an "extra" blanket - delivered to me & not the one on the rack, and spray the heck out of the bed & pillows with Lysol. I also carry plastic pillow protectors and cheap pillow cases that I use instead of the cases the hotel provides. I definitely do NOT want to sleep on a former guests drool.

Roaches - Sorry folks, but this is Florida. Roaches are a fact of life here & they have absolutely nothing to do with cleanliness. They can crawl through the tiniest of openings, and love palm trees. They are annoying, and palmetto bugs can be frightening due to their size and the fact they can fly, but neither roaches nor palmetto bugs will harm you in any way.

No-see-um's and sand fleas - These are also a fact of life in Florida. If you stand on any resort beach that has sand...you will get bitten by sand fleas or no-see-um's. If you stand outside at dusk you will get bitten by no-see-um's. If you don't want to get "chewed up", make sure you use the bug spray. I however, find spray to be futile against the no-see-um's - long pants are the best defense against those.

auntie
09-10-2008, 12:36 PM
One of my favorite (okay..funniest Disney memories)
Last trip there was a Palmetto bug the size of a small bird hitching a ride on the monorail from the MK. I have never seen one so huge. The train pulled into the MK..and we watched as it was on the outside..then the doors opened, and it went right on in with a crowd of people. We sat opposite where we saw it enter..and then the train pulled out. THEN the lights went out. That's when the fun started. Ladies SCREAMING :scared1: .. Men STOMPING :scared1: ...SCREAMING :scared1: ...children:sad: CRYING..(adult's crying too!), more STOMPING! :scared1: I mean grown men were pounding on this thing..and it wouldn't die. :scared1: The best was the dad trying to reassure the screaming tyke, "look honey..don't be afraid..it's Pumba's friend" ..(she didn't want to hear it..especially when they were trying to kill Pumba's friend!) :laughing: Finally this went on until we reached the POLY..and then it was kicked out the door by a flood of people exiting. It was still in one piece. Dead...but one piece. Ahhh..the Disney magic. :wizard:

terri01p
09-10-2008, 12:40 PM
My sister gets this -- calls it the Disney rash!

Hehe :rotfl2:

One of my favorite (okay..funniest Disney memories)
Last trip there was a Palmetto bug the size of a small bird hitching a ride on the monorail from the MK. I have never seen one so huge. The train pulled into the MK..and we watched as it was on the ouside..then the doors opened, and it went right on in with a crowd of people. We sat opposite where we saw it enter..and then the train pulled out. THEN the lights went out. That's when the fun started. Ladies SCREAMING :scared1: .. Men STOMPING :scared1: ...SCREAMING :scared1: ...children:sad: CRYING..(adult's crying too!), more STOMPING! :scared1: I mean grown men were pounding on this thing..and it wouldn't die. :scared1: The best was the dad trying to reassure the screaming tyke, "look honey..don't be afraid..it's Pumba's friend" ..(she didn't want to hear it..especially when they were trying to kill Pumba's friend!) :laughing: Finally this went on until we reached the POLY..and then it was kicked out the door by a flood of people exiting. It was still in one piece. Dead...but one piece. Ahhh..the Disney magic. :wizard:

PRICELESS ! :lmao:

ftwildernessguy
09-10-2008, 02:36 PM
Terri- Your friend had basic heat rash on her legs. I get it each and every time I wear socks or long pants in the heat. There is a scientific name for this and yes, it does have something to do with the concrete. I used to get it solely when I went to any Dinsey park on a hot summer day. I called it the "Disney Rash". Now I find I get the same rash on my lower legs when I'm working the outside garden register at Home Depot.

Bed Bugs - It was rumored back in December and January that the CBR, all of the ASR's, CR & WL had bed bugs. Maybe they did...maybe not. All bedding has mites of some sort. My solution??? If I have to stay at a hotel, I strip off the bedspread, ask housekeeping for an "extra" blanket - delivered to me & not the one on the rack, and spray the heck out of the bed & pillows with Lysol. I also carry plastic pillow protectors and cheap pillow cases that I use instead of the cases the hotel provides. I definitely do NOT want to sleep on a former guests drool.

Roaches - Sorry folks, but this is Florida. Roaches are a fact of life here & they have absolutely nothing to do with cleanliness. They can crawl through the tiniest of openings, and love palm trees. They are annoying, and palmetto bugs can be frightening due to their size and the fact they can fly, but neither roaches nor palmetto bugs will harm you in any way.

No-see-um's and sand fleas - These are also a fact of life in Florida. If you stand on any resort beach that has sand...you will get bitten by sand fleas or no-see-um's. If you stand outside at dusk you will get bitten by no-see-um's. If you don't want to get "chewed up", make sure you use the bug spray. I however, find spray to be futile against the no-see-um's - long pants are the best defense against those.

Well Deb, you can call them palmetto bugs or even water bugs if you like, but they are the North American Cockroach. The little guys up north are actually European cockroachs.

I think all you do to bed bugs with lysol is piss them off.

ntsammy5
09-10-2008, 02:39 PM
Otters actually like bed bugs. They taste like chicken.

ftwildernessguy
09-10-2008, 02:45 PM
The bigger the roach, the bigger the meal, I always say.

ftwildernessguy
09-10-2008, 02:47 PM
So I started reading this post on the resorts board about the bed bugs up until about the 3rd or 4th post when they turned to compensation and I stopped. Why does everything turn into how you can get "comped" for something on that board? Maybe it was the guest who caused the infestation? Maybe they should somehow comp Disney for the cost of fumigation and matresses?

terri01p
09-10-2008, 03:15 PM
Jim read the post about the bedbugs at POR by LemonTwist, they didn't comp them anything except what disney shrink by steaming their cloths.

And this women checked her room for bedbugs before even entering with her family stuff and never seen anything until that night while she was sleeping and then killed three bedbugs and showed the CM at the resort who took action. :scared:

loveDmouse
09-10-2008, 03:28 PM
This thread creeps me out. I always thought bed bugs were some kinda myth or old wives tale. :rotfl: You know.....
sleep tight don't let the bed bugs bite. I thought I would fall out when they showed up on the news a few years ago and they were real! :scared1: :scared1: :scared1: :scared1:

ntsammy5
09-11-2008, 02:45 PM
Just thought I'd add this:

Bed Bugs (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1947661)

djblu883
09-11-2008, 04:21 PM
They are out in abundance in Biloxi Mississippi!!!!!!!!!!!!

des1954
09-12-2008, 06:24 AM
Well Deb, you can call them palmetto bugs or even water bugs if you like, but they are the North American Cockroach. The little guys up north are actually European cockroachs.

I think all you do to bed bugs with lysol is piss them off.

Actually, there are different species of cockroachs here in Florida. The 3 I'm familiar with are:

Palmetto Bug:

http://www.whatsthatbug.com/images/superroach_beheading.jpg

Rhinoceros Roach - usually not seen indoors:

http://www.whatsthatbug.com/images/roaches_mystery_cropped.jpg

And what we call the German Cockroach - which this picture makes them look HUGE, but are in fact, very little:

http://www.whatsthatbug.com/images/cockroach_immature.jpg

The German Cockroach are very difficult to control once they're in your home - and it's said if you have these, you'd better hone up on your housekeeping skills.. The other two are rather easy to rid yourself of and have nothing to do with how clean you keep your house.

Lysol doesn't kill bedbugs??? O dear.... I don't want to sleep in a "slick o' raid"! :eek:

For those who stay in any hotels....here's a link to what you should look for:

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/bedbugs/

chief19spixi
09-12-2008, 06:33 AM
Just seeing those pics is driving me crazy!! ewww!!

ntsammy5
09-12-2008, 07:06 AM
For those who stay in any hotels....here's a link to what you should look for:

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/bedbugs/

Read carefully and you'll see that investations occur anywhere, even homes! As long as they don't take up too much space, oh well.

HappyCamper87
09-12-2008, 08:28 AM
Thanks for the visual Debbie! EWWWW...

Born 2 Fish
09-12-2008, 10:36 AM
Andrew Zimmermen could go and do a show on them little baggers,,he could call that episode, "Breakfast in Bed"

:rotfl2:

ftwildernessguy
09-12-2008, 10:40 AM
Call em anything you want, they all look the same after you step on em - brown and goopy.

terri01p
09-12-2008, 04:55 PM
Call em anything you want, they all look the same after you step on em - brown and goopy.

:scared:

ntsammy5
09-12-2008, 05:01 PM
they all look the same after you step on em - brown and goopy.

I prefer a 5.56 round right between the eyes!