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Old 11-29-2015, 10:04 AM
 
Location: SE Alaska
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A couple summers ago I was warned of a bedbug problem in hotels/motels in the Paxon, Glennallen area.
This year the Dispatch news ran a story about the increasing prevalence of bedbugs in Alaska residences.
So, maybe people can chime in with any encounters they've had in the state.
My only experience with being bitten was at a fairly nice hotel in Tuscon, Arizona last year.
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Old 11-29-2015, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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I have not heard of any on the Kenai Peninsula
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Old 11-29-2015, 08:34 PM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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The only hotel in Paxson is closed and has been since 2013, so I don't know where they'd warning you about. Well, I suppose there's also the Meier's Lake Roadhouse in the general area, but I've never heard of them having any trouble, and I think I would have; people really like to talk.

I don't know why anyone would stay in a hotel in Glenallen other than some circumstance of abject desperation, bedbugs or no.
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Old 11-29-2015, 09:57 PM
 
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I stayed in a hotel in Glenallen once, and it was definitely out of abject desperation (truck broke down on the Glenn in the middle of winter).

I've heard rumors of bedbugs in SE, but idk. I think they can easily be killed in cold weather climates like Glennallen by just leaving the windows open for a couple of days when it's below freezing.
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Old 11-30-2015, 05:36 PM
 
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They are definitely in anchorage. Because of the low vacancy land lords are literally doing nothing to improve properties on the interior other than what is required by law. They know they can fill rooms regardless. This has created nasty living conditions in a lot of Anchorage rentals.


City wont crack down unless it gets extraordinarily bad because a lot of the big real estate holders have the city officials in their back pockets (ie wiedner).
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Old 11-30-2015, 07:25 PM
 
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I haven't had any first-hand encounters. I did hear they had an issue at a hotel in Fairbanks a couple of years ago; I contacted them after hearing about it because I was heading up there March 2014. They had addressed it, and there were no problems during my visit.

I hear they can survive in freezing temps for a while; time seems to vary on how long it takes to kill them.
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Old 11-30-2015, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Interior Alaska
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I haven't had any first-hand encounters. I did hear they had an issue at a hotel in Fairbanks a couple of years ago; I contacted them after hearing about it because I was heading up there March 2014. They had addressed it, and there were no problems during my visit.

I hear they can survive in freezing temps for a while; time seems to vary on how long it takes to kill them.
Holy smokes I didn't believe you so I googled it. Sure enough, the dirty little bastards can apparently survive for days at below zero temps. WTH!!
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Old 11-30-2015, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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They are eradicated by raising the temperature in the room to some very high temperature.
found this info: Bed bugs ex- posed to 113F will die if they receive constant exposure to that temperature for 90 minutes or more. However, they will die within 20 minutes if exposed to 118F. Interestingly, bed bug eggs must be exposed to 118F for 90 minutes to reach 100% mortality.
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Old 11-30-2015, 09:02 PM
 
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Holy smokes I didn't believe you so I googled it. Sure enough, the dirty little bastards can apparently survive for days at below zero temps. WTH!!


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They are eradicated by raising the temperature in the room to some very high temperature.
found this info: Bed bugs ex- posed to 113F will die if they receive constant exposure to that temperature for 90 minutes or more. However, they will die within 20 minutes if exposed to 118F. Interestingly, bed bug eggs must be exposed to 118F for 90 minutes to reach 100% mortality.
Stubborn little critters, aren't they?
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Old 11-30-2015, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Interior Alaska
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Soooo disgusting. I just saw this Fb post about the Econo Lodge in Eugene a day or two ago:

https://www.facebook.com/nicole.isam...08083341430871

Where is the vomit emoticon when you need it?
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