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Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite

Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite

Bedbugs are just plain gross. They haven't been a big issue since WWII until now.

It's being reported that bedbugs are making a comeback across Manhattan. Why are they back? Some theories claim that the recent rise in world travel is bringing the bedbug back. Bedbugs aren't discriminatory in where the stay, so don't think the nice hotels are free of them.

Gross.

To check a hotel before staying there, go to the bed bug registry, which is an online site devoted to keeping track of known places infested with bed bugs (this includes apartments and hotels).

Fit's Tip: When staying at hotels anywhere, always use the suitcase stand provided in the room. Those little buggers can (and will) travel into your luggage especially if it is sitting on the floor or on the extra bed you're not using. Before snuggling in, check the bed for signs (they like to hide in little crevices) and before leaving, check your luggage. If you notice bites, contact the hotel's customer service and consider seeing a dermatologist.

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amandasblog44 amandasblog44 10 years
Mitigator Rules! I can recommend a new “scrub” product called “Mitigator Sting & Bite Treatment”; to say that it is terrific is an understatement! It actually removes venom by exfoliating the top layer of skin, opening the pores and drawing out the toxins. I had instant relief from pain and itching and all traces of the sting disappeared within minutes. I found it on the web at www.Mitigator.net which is their military website. I called and they sold me (6) ½ ounce packages for about $2.00/pack (each resealable pack treats about 20 stings or bites). The only thing that can create a problem is if you wait too long to apply it, it should be rubbed in vigorously within the first few minutes after the bite or sting – the longer you wait, the less effective it is. I’ve used it on bees, wasps, fire ants (no blisters even appeared), mosquitoes and chiggers. They say it works on jellyfish but I’m a long way from the ocean so I haven’t needed it for that problem. No smelly chemicals, works great and is even safe for kids (the scrubbing replaces scratching so – no secondary infections). I should make a commercial for them!
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 10 years
This is disgusting but, I rather be informed than not.
Beaner Beaner 10 years
Ewwww. I am thoroughly grossed out.
txhottie txhottie 10 years
This is great. I love to travel but am highly allergic to these critters! This will save me from some horrible hotel stays! THANKS!
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
EW.
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 10 years
blah! these things creep me out! and the only way to get rid of them 100% is my hacing your whole house fumigated!
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