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    Default Hotel and bed bugs

    Hello Forum members!

    On January 2011 I'll be staying at the Belvedere Hotel. Due to recent news articles I'm a bit worried about the bed bug infestation that's going on in the city (in January 2009 I stayed in Carlton Arms Hotel and I didn't have problems with these bugs).

    Therefore I'd like to ask if any New Yorker know this hotel and what can be said about it, and what advices New Yorkers can give to avoid these bed bugs (questions as whether the incidence of these bed bugs increases on summers and decreases on winters etc.)

    Thanks!

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    Crabby airline hostess - stache's Avatar
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    That's a pretty nice hotel. Unfortunately you can't predict bedbugs. They like to feed about two hours before dawn.

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    The country itself is seeing a resurgence of bed bugs. I'd move forward with your trip. You are staying in a nice hotel.

    I recommend (1) do not place your suitcase on the floor. Use luggage racks. If there aren't enough in the room, ask for more.

    Do not place clothing on the floor. Bring a large trash bag to put your dirty clothes in and keep them in a drawer.

    You can also call the hotel and find out what preventive measures they are taking to assure guests are not affected. The most notable infestations in the city have been in retail stores like Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch.

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    Thats funny, I would have associated Abercrombie & Fitch more with crabs.

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    Thank you very much for the information.

    I guess 'Century 21' fits in the retail-stores-filled-with-bed-bugs-and-crabs category, right?

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    I don't think so. Stores that are infested have been making the news. Century 21 would be big news.

    If you shop anywhere, keep the items in the bags until you get home.

    I live here and it really doesn't cross my mind.

    I think you are way too focused on it.

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    My building had bugs on the 8th floor a while back so I am spooked.

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    How do they get exterminated?

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    Some places use a trained beagle to find them and then freeze 'em.
    others...
    http://www.bedbugpatrol.pth4.com/page.php?id=5

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    Sounds like a big deal.

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    A news report yesterday on the TV stated it can cost between $1,200 - $1,500 for a thorough apartment extermination.

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    Or you can just move out for XX months and let them starve....

    I will have to see how long the eggs last though....

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