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Old 02-11-2013, 03:26 PM   #91
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i for one think this is being blown way out of controll. not worried about it at all.

its florida, there are bugs.

the op described something out of a horror movie. Me thinks it is just quite a bit over exagerated.

I travel a lot. Many hotels in many countries. i check, and have never 1 time had a bed bug issue.

I have seen various other bugs, ants and the like. You call the front desk and deal with them. you cant ruin a trip that you havent even taken because of the fear of the unknown.

relax. wait till you get there. if you have an issue deal with it.
DSLRuser is right though...please don't stress out about the unknown before you even begin your vacation. I posted my story so that people could take steps to become educated before their vacations. Print off a checklist (what to check the room for), know how things should be handled "in case" something comes up, and ALWAYS take steps upon returning home...like washing/drying all your clothing/soft items before putting them away and checking luggage. Better safe, than sorry.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:00 PM   #92
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DSLRuser is right though...please don't stress out about the unknown before you even begin your vacation. I posted my story so that people could take steps to become educated before their vacations. Print off a checklist (what to check the room for), know how things should be handled "in case" something comes up, and ALWAYS take steps upon returning home...like washing/drying all your clothing/soft items before putting them away and checking luggage. Better safe, than sorry.
Thank you for sharing your story. I am like you and always check the room before anything or anyone enters...and I am sorry that the one time you didn't you ended up like this.

I hope everything works out for you .
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:08 PM   #93
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Thank you for sharing your story. I am like you and always check the room before anything or anyone enters...and I am sorry that the one time you didn't you ended up like this.

I hope everything works out for you .
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:20 PM   #94
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Thank you for sharing your story. I haven't done much traveling in the past few years, so it's a good reminder that things have changed and I need to check the beds when we go somewhere.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:57 PM   #95
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Thank you for sharing this with all of us. I also do the bed check and have stayed at Bonnet Creek twice. It is so easy to get distracted with the kids. I could see myself doing the same thing. This is a great reminder to me not to get distracted before completing my checks.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:33 AM   #96
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Anybody think it ironic that at the bottom of page 6 of this thread is an ad for a company in Texas that finds and gets rid of bedbugs? What got me is the fact that they have a dog trained to sniff out bedbugs even the technicians can't see. I just had to read about him:

http://www.texasbedbugpro.com/?ibp-a...FQLznAod3A4AlQ

We Can Detect Bed Bugs in Your Home, Even if You Can't See Them
Duke the bed bug detectorBed bugs are difficult to detect in many cases. They are very good at hiding in safe places in and around your bed and furniture. Sometimes the only indication that bed bugs may infest a home will be red spots on one person's skin.

Not only are our technicians trained to locate and identify bed bugs, we also have a secret weapon - Duke the bed bug detecting dog.

After months of intensive training, Duke is a well-qualified bed bug detector. Using his keen sense of smell Duke can locate bed bugs then alert the technician to their presence. When the bed bugs hide too well for even a trained technician to find, they still can't escape Duke's nose.

Duke Demonstrates Bed Bug Detection Abilities
Below is a demonstration of duke's abilities. Duke detects bed bug scent on a training run and alerts his hander.
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:29 AM   #97
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Anybody think it ironic that at the bottom of page 6 of this thread is an ad for a company in Texas that finds and gets rid of bedbugs? What got me is the fact that they have a dog trained to sniff out bedbugs even the technicians can't see. I just had to read about him:

http://www.texasbedbugpro.com/?ibp-a...FQLznAod3A4AlQ

We Can Detect Bed Bugs in Your Home, Even if You Can't See Them
Duke the bed bug detectorBed bugs are difficult to detect in many cases. They are very good at hiding in safe places in and around your bed and furniture. Sometimes the only indication that bed bugs may infest a home will be red spots on one person's skin.

Not only are our technicians trained to locate and identify bed bugs, we also have a secret weapon - Duke the bed bug detecting dog.

After months of intensive training, Duke is a well-qualified bed bug detector. Using his keen sense of smell Duke can locate bed bugs then alert the technician to their presence. When the bed bugs hide too well for even a trained technician to find, they still can't escape Duke's nose.

Duke Demonstrates Bed Bug Detection Abilities
Below is a demonstration of duke's abilities. Duke detects bed bug scent on a training run and alerts his hander.
Some of the Orlando hotels use the dogs too. ( some posters on the bedbug registry mention this ) Our local radio station interviewed a guy who owned a dog who could do this. Seems they are trained to smell the blood.
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:50 AM   #98
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I will be honest, I was very freaked out about the bed bugs at bc. I was a bit paranoid during our stay last weekend and I never seen them or any bugs. One thing to keep in mind is that there are over 1100 units at bc and most of the time they are all full. With that many units, it is easy to understand a few incidents. While I am sorry for the op and can't imagine going through it, I don't think they are widespread.

Also on another note you do have to strip the beds before you leave every time. Someone said you didn't have to do this but I called the front desk and they said it was still policy to do this. Havin said that, I can't imagine how house keeping or the previous renter didn't see them.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:50 AM   #99
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Havin said that, I can't imagine how house keeping or the previous renter didn't see them.
I can. My daughter who had a horrible infestation in her house was oblivious for a couple of weeks (and she is an OCD type cleaner).

She came home from a trip with friends and she was covered in big blotchy bites, but her friends didn't have any.

She went to a dermatologist who was an ex Army dr, and he told her bed bugs. She kept looking for them and couldn't find them and her husband never had any signs of bites. Her friends never had any signs either.

She decided the dr was crazy and went to another derm and was put on steroids for an allergic reaction (to what who knows).

One day she looked around the bed and there were bedbugs everywhere. She called her friends and they looked again and they had them as well.

Not everyone reacts to the bites, but how 3 OCD neat freaks missed seeing the bugs for a couple of weeks is beyond me.

She did call the original dr and apologize.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:58 AM   #100
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I can. My daughter who had a horrible infestation in her house was oblivious for a couple of weeks (and she is an OCD type cleaner).

She came home from a trip with friends and she was covered in big blotchy bites, but her friends didn't have any.

She went to a dermatologist who was an ex Army dr, and he told her bed bugs. She kept looking for them and couldn't find them and her husband never had any signs of bites. Her friends never had any signs either.

She decided the dr was crazy and went to another derm and was put on steroids for an allergic reaction (to what who knows).

One day she looked around the bed and there were bedbugs everywhere. She called her friends and they looked again and they had them as well.

Not everyone reacts to the bites, but how 3 OCD neat freaks missed seeing the bugs for a couple of weeks is beyond me.

She did call the original dr and apologize.
Ugh...and THIS is why we're going to have to continue to check our beds for the next 6 months. It seems so daunting, but the bug company said that we needed to do it to catch an infestation at the first signs. Nonetheless, he said even if we don't see the bugs, it is likely that we'll see the feces/blood spots if we have them. Thankfully, we know what/where to look for that so that helps. So far, we haven't found anything, but we've only been home for 2 weeks. 5.5 months to go.

Janet, I hope everything is solved with your daughter. I KNOW what she went through/is going through, and it is terrible.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:51 AM   #101
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I always try not to be paranoid when it comes to bed bugs..the registry lists about every disney resort. are we going to stop going ?..i guess no, I have stayed at bonnet creek..parkway and many listed on there ,,never a bedbug, im sure its an isolated incident, I do check when i get in my room , but wont stop going to disney because of reports of bedbugs, it happens all the time at least once im sure.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:36 PM   #102
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I am so sorry to hear what happened on your trip. I can't thank you enough for sharing your story though. I used to be very diligent when checking into a hotel room but have really slacked off lately.
We are currently planning our December trip and are about to decide on our accommodations. BC was at the top of my list and it has now been removed. Not because of the bed bugs but because of their terrible response to the bed bugs.
I've never been exposed to bed bugs but we had live in our house and I lost sleep over it for months. It is so hard to get rid of the pesky critters. I thought my life would always revolve around coming hair. If a hotel can't take the initiative to treat the problem it will be back in a week or two exactly how you described it was for you. That is unacceptable.
I thank you again for sharing your story. It narrows my list by one more.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:57 PM   #103
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Is the there a checklist posted somewhere, on how and what to look for?
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:43 PM   #104
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I always try not to be paranoid when it comes to bed bugs..the registry lists about every disney resort. are we going to stop going ?..i guess no, I have stayed at bonnet creek..parkway and many listed on there ,,never a bedbug, im sure its an isolated incident, I do check when i get in my room , but wont stop going to disney because of reports of bedbugs, it happens all the time at least once im sure.
Not isolated ,...there are a lot of reports on BC..a lot
There are also many reports of them at the Disney resorts....BUT the big difference is how Disney handles it...

Any hotel can ( and will ) get them...but to not rtoperly treat the room is unforgivable...and that would be one place I would never stay. Now, because of BC and the lack of care they gave the OP's room she has to wait 5 1/2 more months to see if she carried them home. Her nightmare could have been prevented by BC management.
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Not isolated ,...there are a lot of reports on BC..a lot
There are also many reports of them at the Disney resorts....BUT the big difference is how Disney handles it...

Any hotel can ( and will ) get them...but to not rtoperly treat the room is unforgivable...and that would be one place I would never stay. Now, because of BC and the lack of care they gave the OP's room she has to wait 5 1/2 more months to see if she carried them home. Her nightmare could have been prevented by BC management.
Not every Disney report has a perfect ending. A couple had management delays as referenced here. I arrive in 12 days and this thread has me unsettled. But it can happen anywhere and I'll learn from the OP to check and be diligent with management.
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