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Old 06-12-2013, 09:12 AM   #46
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I saw this article in this morning's paper about a new way to trap/kill bedbugs. Maybe we will soon be packing this in our suitcases!!

Bedbug trap

That is from Newsday, from which some of you may be blocked. Here is an article from Stonybrook University about how it was developed.
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:56 PM   #47
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Then do not go. Most people that posted either brought them with them or wanted something to complain about. You do know there are crocodiles in Disney, right? There is something to worry about.
LOL @crocodiles
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Old 11-22-2013, 04:55 PM   #48
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:10 PM   #49
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You never know. One might have hitchhiked from south Florida.
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:53 PM   #51
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And yes I have seen alligators, a few snakes, love bugs and Lord knows what else but I keep going back and those critters are still not that common for me to see in my roughly 20 trips to WDW!

Go and have fun.
My parents and younger sisters went a few years ago and stayed at All Stars and actually had an armadillo that roamed around the building they were in! They named him Stanley or something equally as strange Hoping we get to see one in April
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:58 PM   #52
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It's funny that I run across this topic today. On my way home from work this afternoon I was listening to talk radio and the topic was bed bugs. Apparently, the USA has seen a surge in bed bugs especially in the higher end hotels because the hotels are going green. It is extremely important that the hotels wash with hot water and bleach the linens. The "green" hotels use environmentally friendly products to clean with, and while the cleaners won't harm the environment, they also won't kill the bugs.
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Old 11-23-2013, 07:20 AM   #53
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I don't think it has to do with hotels trying to be green as much as it has to do with the one chemical that worked the best at killing bed bugs has been banned from use.

It makes me happy when hotels try to be more environmentally friendly, if that means not using harsh chemicals on the sheets or just having temperature controls in the rooms or more efficient lighting. Hopefully someone somewhere will come up with a way to kill bedbugs that is friendly to us and the environment.
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Old 11-23-2013, 04:22 PM   #54
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:15 PM   #55
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A friend of mine stayed at the Comtempory Resort and she came home with bed bugs. WDW paid for all her expenses and gave her free passes for her next visit.
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:13 AM   #56
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I recently had to return home early from a business trip because of bed bugs. I stayed at a nicer hotel in the suburban area of Chicago. I required medical care for the inflammation. I have been home for almost a week and I did not bring any home with me

They can happen anywhere - even with my recent incident of bedbugs, I am still going to Disney next month.

I am researching to find more effective detection method or tool.
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Old 03-22-2014, 06:37 PM   #57
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I never heard about bedbugs before reading comments about hotels on the internet, we should be going to orlando in May. I will learn how to recognise those bugs but if you see any problems, does disneyworld change you of room without problem ?

Other than these and mosquitoes should we be aware of any other small animals that bite people ?


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Old 03-23-2014, 02:28 AM   #58
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I never heard about bedbugs before reading comments about hotels on the internet, we should be going to orlando in May. I will learn how to recognise those bugs but if you see any problems, does disneyworld change you of room without problem ?

Other than these and mosquitoes should we be aware of any other small animals that bite people ?


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In Florida, they have these ants that live in the grass . I believe they are called fire ants. Anyway, we are advised to stay off the grass to avoid these painful bites. That being said, there is hardly anyway you or I could walk on grass. The sidewalks and berms control pretty much where we walk, and you don't have to give it a second thought.
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:43 AM   #59
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My parents and younger sisters went a few years ago and stayed at All Stars and actually had an armadillo that roamed around the building they were in! They named him Stanley or something equally as strange Hoping we get to see one in April
Stay away from those armadillo suckers they may carry leprosy. Look but don't touch

About the bedbugs check the seams of the mattress for dark spots (other people's dried blood) when you first get in the room You can also run the blow dryer on the mattress. They love heat especially body heat. If'd like you can keep your luggage wrapped up in large trash bags. Sure there's no guarantee in travel but it doesn't hurt to be careful. They can be costly to the tune of thousands if you bring them home.

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Old 03-23-2014, 05:15 PM   #60
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I don't blame anyone for asking about bedbugs. Anyone who knows anything about them knows that you can spend thousands trying to get them out of your house.

I recently listened to a podcast about a family who had bedbugs in their Disney Resort. They said they were absolutely amazing about handling it. They bought them new clothes to wear around the park. Took everything they owned and had it cleaned thoroughly. Gave them a new room. And had all of their cleaned items delivered to them. They said it literally could not have been handled any better.
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