Bed Bugs

Discussion in 'Disney News, Rumors and Current Events' started by Ariel2, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Ariel2

    Ariel2 Member

    Has anyone heard of this at the Disney resorts? Or is a rumour?
  2. PGFamily

    PGFamily Member

    I hope this is a rumour!!! (I feel itchy already!)
  3. highland3

    highland3 Member

    I'm not one of our true experts, but I read extensively (and almost daily) about the latest news from WDW. ; So far (touch wood) I have seen nothing. ; The darned things are spreading like wildfire, so anything is possible, but the only thing to spread faster are rumours and fabricated stories.
  4. Ham Ham

    Ham Ham Member

    Speaking from ;inside the walls of a newsroom occasionally stories take on a life of their own.
    Bedbugs exists and an infestations needs to be treated seriously but often the "film, tape or files at 11" likes to scares the be jebus out of you.

    Remember those "black light" stories that show up regularly in the news about what folks have left behind in accomodations.

    Millions of visitors from so many different places visiting, eventually if not already the nocturnal nuisances will turn up

    With that said on my latest 8 days on the road i followed the following protocols.

    Protect Yourself from Bedbugs While Traveling
    • Before getting settled in your hotel room, thoroughly inspect the room for bedbugs or prior bedbug infestation. Look for dark spots or light brown exoskeleton skins that bedbugs shed as they grow. These critters like to feed on peoples' exposed skin while they're sleeping, so check hiding spots that are 5 to 10 feet from sleeping and sitting areas. Since bedbugs don't like light, they'll be hiding in areas that are usually dark or have very low light.
    • Keep your suitcases elevated off the floor. When you're ready to leave, double-check your luggage and its contents for any infestation. This may be bothersome, but it reduces the chances of hitchhiking bedbugs coming home with you.
    • If you do find bedbugs, report it to management and stay at another hotel, or ask to be given another room that isn't directly adjacent to, above, or below the infested room.
    • Once home, launder your clothing in the hottest water safe for fabric and dry on the highest recommended setting. Vacuum the interior and exterior of your suitcases and backpacks. Then thoroughly clean the vacuum's dust canister, or discard the used vacuum bag in a sealed plastic bag before vacuuming another room.
    • Before your next stay, check out Bedbug Registry, a free public database where travelers report bedbug experiences they've had at hotels in the United States and Canada. You can search by hotel name, city, and state to see if your hotel has had any reported incidences of unwanted guests.

    Sources: National Pest Management, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, California Dept. of Public Health, NYC Dept of Health & Mental Hygiene, CDC. ... t-bed-bugs

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  5. Kesali

    Kesali Member

    I realize this post is a month old, but I just came across this site today.

    My family stayed onsite at CSR for 9 nights late September and I am happy to report we had NO bedbug issues! ; ;D ; I was so worried before our trip after reading so many articles/posts elsewhere...

    And we stayed the night before & after our trip at Hampton Inn (walden) in Buffalo. Again, NO bedbugs!

  6. PGFamily

    PGFamily Member

    Just returned from Pop Century - no bed bugs in our room (thank goodness!).

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