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Old 06-09-2013, 08:15 PM   #16
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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.
Comments from Disney apologists are always so helpful, aren't they?
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:01 PM   #17
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We have stayed at pop a couple of times and have not had a problem. We always do a quick room check. We put dryer sheets in our luggage that we check into the airline. Bed bugs hate dryer sheets!
Do you just do a loose one or two, or toss in a box?
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:43 PM   #18
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You put the dryer sheet in a thin sandwich bag. We put about 2-3 in each suitcase.

We also put all of our clothes in big ziplock bags. In case of rain your clothes won't get soaked.
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:55 PM   #19
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Disney does a far better job of handling and preventing bed bugs than other hotels you might stay at. But I do understand your concern! Bottom line, travelling anywhere is a cause of concern on the bedbug front.

A previous poster gave tips on how to look for signs of them and I always do that.

I have stayed at Pop and many other Disney resorts and never seen any sign of them.

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!

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Old 06-09-2013, 10:05 PM   #20
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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!
Don't forget the lizards!
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:10 PM   #21
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Don't forget the lizards!
My bad, how could I forget those???

Funny thing, if I saw a lizard (let alone a snake or alligator) anywhere near my house, I'd probably have to move. But at WDW, I just take it in stride. I have never seen any critters in my room

Oh yeah, frogs, I see those too. I remember one night my dd and I coming back late to Old Key West and there was this little frog sitting in front of our door. We stood out there for 20 minutes trying to find a way to get that frog to move. We clapped, stomped, I even gently tossed our flip flops one at a time in the general area trying to get it to move and it never did. So we finally decided to just run into the room and pray it wouldn't hop in with us. Thankfully it didn't but when my dh and son came in later, they couldn't figure out why our flip flops were scattered all over near the door.

We don't have frogs in Colorado but I did learn that night they don't spook and run like those lizards do!
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:18 PM   #22
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You can call Disney ahead of time and have the room checked for bed bugs. I do this to be on the safe side. Have a great trip.
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:27 AM   #23
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You can call Disney ahead of time and have the room checked for bed bugs. I do this to be on the safe side. Have a great trip.
You actually believe that happens? How do you know you're ultimately assigned the room that was "checked?"
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:47 AM   #24
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I'm going to disney for the first time in September. Has anyone ever had issues with bed bugs? We are staying at pop and I've read online a Lot of stories of people seeing them
All of the above and .............there are not lots of stories of people seeing them at WDW.........its a few, that have long legs/threads and other stories of other places get added.

This *bed bug* thread shows up about once every month or two and it all gets rehashed again!

In any case have a great WDW trip!

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Old 06-10-2013, 08:13 AM   #25
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You can call Disney ahead of time and have the room checked for bed bugs. I do this to be on the safe side. Have a great trip.
Not sure where you got that idea!!! Your room isn't really 'your room' until you get to the resort. Yes, rooms get assigned prior to arrival, but many times something happens that makes a change of room assignments happen. So no way of being 100% sure of your room until you get into it!!
Not to mention..you are calling a call center when you call Disney. Not the resort.
I really doubt that anyone is going to go into a room and check on the presence of bedbugs before someone arrives.
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:00 AM   #26
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Not sure where you got that idea!!! Your room isn't really 'your room' until you get to the resort. Yes, rooms get assigned prior to arrival, but many times something happens that makes a change of room assignments happen. So no way of being 100% sure of your room until you get into it!!
Not to mention..you are calling a call center when you call Disney. Not the resort.
I really doubt that anyone is going to go into a room and check on the presence of bedbugs before someone arrives.
Absolutely agreed. Besides, hotelier hat on here, it wouldn't necessarily accomplish anything. Bed bugs can come in on the arrivin guest's luggage. Just being next to an infested bag on the plane or anywhere in luggage handling can do that. I really can't see a hotel doing that service specifically. Most well run hotels have their housekeeping checklist to do a check as part of their standard room setup anyway.

What you really want and should expect from a hotel is its response to them being found on property and Disney frome every report I've ever seen is among the very best.

The best advice, go on your trip, to a check on arrival of the room, and check your luggage. And enjoy your vacation.
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:46 AM   #27
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My SIL and her family had bed bugs at SSR this past easter. Disney did a great job of helping. They immediately switched their rooms and had all of their belongings cleaned. They were given money to purchase new clothes too.
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:10 PM   #28
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You put the dryer sheet in a thin sandwich bag. We put about 2-3 in each suitcase.

We also put all of our clothes in big ziplock bags. In case of rain your clothes won't get soaked.
Why do you put the dryer sheets in a sandwich bag? Packing today and curious. What if you just put them in the suitcase??
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:36 PM   #29
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I put the dryer sheets in sandwich bags so my clothes don't get that filmy stuff on it. You could just throw a box in the suitcase. I just read that the dryer sheets repel bedbugs. Have a great trip!!!
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:48 PM   #30
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I put the dryer sheets in sandwich bags so my clothes don't get that filmy stuff on it. You could just throw a box in the suitcase. I just read that the dryer sheets repel bedbugs. Have a great trip!!!
Dryer sheets send them to other parts of the room, but do not get rid of them. That is what they mean by repelling them.
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