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Old 09-06-2010, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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This thread reminds me of the time many years ago when my aunt and uncle came to visit from Clarksburg. Our usual tour started downtown and then went to the Strip where we expected to really dazzle folks. The lights on Fremont were literally brighter than the sun was at high noon before the canopy came along and blocked it out. This was proven by photographers with light meters. But the casinos on Fremont were pretty sleazy, and we locals considered it slumming, although we all had fun cruising Fremont at night. Anywho, when I took my uncle to the Strip to see the multi-million (now billion) dollar resorts, his comment was, "It's not as bright out here is it?" Of course, in his defense, there was more empty desert in those days than hotels.
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Old 09-06-2010, 05:50 PM
 
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Have them and yes the hotels have them bad too, they just cover it up.

The problem is really bad. I have had quite a few people come home from vacation and they get them, or have someone stay over that has them. I even have people that have gotten them from work.
Benjamin "Buggsy" Bully, How long after someone has visited would you look for bbs? We have people visiting from the Philadelphia area soon. Isn't that the in heart of the bb problems? Also, we were just on vacation. We went on an Alaskan cruise, and then spent three days in Seattle. Is it too cold for them in certain places like AK? Do bbs live on any surface, or do they confine themselves to regular mattresses? We have a Select Comfort bed in the massa bedroom, and a regular bed in the guest room.
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:24 PM
 
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An outsider's perspective:

We probably would not have gone to Fremont St had the roof been on it. But we're sure glad we did. To be totally honest, I was disappointed with the Strip - I thought there would be more lights. But when I got to Fremont I said This is exactly what I thought Vegas was all about. We loved the roof show so we hung around for hours, gambled a bit at Binions and even got comped a drink even though we weren't spending much, bought an airbrush painting from a vendor and then went back again on our last night.

The first time we went though, we were waiting at a (dark) bus stop to get back to the Strip and a homeless guy comes up and says you're at the wrong stop, the bus doesn't come here of a night. I was a bit scared but we asked him where we needed to go. He pointed it out, then asked for cash so we slipped him a few dollars and prayed he was right. He was! So all in all we loved our Fremont St Experience. I'm even thinking of staying on Fremont when I'm in Vegas in a couple of months.
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:03 PM
 
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Benjamin "Buggsy" Bully, How long after someone has visited would you look for bbs? We have people visiting from the Philadelphia area soon. Isn't that the in heart of the bb problems? Also, we were just on vacation. We went on an Alaskan cruise, and then spent three days in Seattle. Is it too cold for them in certain places like AK? Do bbs live on any surface, or do they confine themselves to regular mattresses? We have a Select Comfort bed in the massa bedroom, and a regular bed in the guest room.
Ohio is one of the worst, and they are colder there. Really does not matter about cold, because they are an inside insect.

Most areas that have good hiding place, but it depends. We have had people that let them get so bad that we find them on the walls. Most places are beds, couch and carpeting.

They can show up pretty soon. You may not notice the bites for a week or two later, depends on how you react to them. Bed bugs do not carry disease, because they just suck, they do not have teeth. If you did find them on your bed, best thing to do is get a cover for the mattress and box springs and do not take if off for at least a year.
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:05 PM
 
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I stayed on Fremont the second time I went to Vegas too. Same reason. Stayed at The GN and I loved it!!! Even though I have a house there, we stay there if we are drinking. People can say what they want about the hotels and such there as not being nice. My thought is that they are much nicer and cheaper than a jail cell. Even if they have bedbugs!!!!!!
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:06 PM
 
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Ohio is one of the worst, and they are colder there. Really does not matter about cold, because they are an inside insect.

Most areas that have good hiding place, but it depends. We have had people that let them get so bad that we find them on the walls. Most places are beds, couch and carpeting.

They can show up pretty soon. You may not notice the bites for a week or two later, depends on how you react to them. Bed bugs do not carry disease, because they just suck, they do not have teeth. If you did find them on your bed, best thing to do is get a cover for the mattress and box springs and do not take if off for at least a year.
What is the treatment for them? Why would you need to do it for a year? They are that hard to get rid of?
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:11 AM
 
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What is the treatment for them? Why would you need to do it for a year? They are that hard to get rid of?
I'll leave this to Bugbully as the resident expert, but from what I've heard they can live for several months (in some cases, as long as a year) without feeding. So, I'm guessing that's the rationale.

Me, I deal with bugs just fine; had to kill a big spider (Huntsman?) outside the house for my girlfriend last week. Every once in a while we get a cricket or two sneaking inside & on the rare occasion even a cockroach (gross). That said, even though I deal with them, bugs make my skin crawl (there's a pun in there somewhere ...) Yeah, I can watch bloody surgeries on Discovery (talked to the doc all thru my own deviated septum surgery under local anesthetic), don't mind scary situations with animals in the wild, but bugs ... eewww. I make sure to spray the perimeter of the house & any accessible areas every few months, so thankfully we haven't had much of an issue.

At any rate, I'm sure Bugbully will have a more complete answer. All I know is if I find bedbugs, the bed's getting replaced & everywhere around there is getting fumigated.
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:51 AM
 
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I know that is the initial reaction, to replace the mattresses, BUT that is part of the problem with the spreading of them. People don't treat them or get rid of the bugs, they just dump the mattress and then someone else picks it up or it gets picked up by garbage men and then it just keeps spreading. At least I guess I would buy a plastic zipper cover before I toss it!!!
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Old 09-07-2010, 01:40 PM
 
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I know that is the initial reaction, to replace the mattresses, BUT that is part of the problem with the spreading of them. People don't treat them or get rid of the bugs, they just dump the mattress and then someone else picks it up or it gets picked up by garbage men and then it just keeps spreading. At least I guess I would buy a plastic zipper cover before I toss it!!!

Yes, you are correct about the bed bugs. They can last up to a year without a food source. That is why, when you place the cover on you need to leave it.

And that is a major reason they get spread around, especially in apartment complexes.

And as expensive as the mattress are, it is just easier to get the covers for the bed.
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Old 09-07-2010, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Yes, you are correct about the bed bugs. They can last up to a year without a food source. That is why, when you place the cover on you need to leave it.

And that is a major reason they get spread around, especially in apartment complexes.

And as expensive as the mattress are, it is just easier to get the covers for the bed.
Do you spray then cover, or just cover? I'd hate to sleep on poisons about as much as I would hate to sleep with the bugs. And what if they get out or you get some more on top of the cover? Arrrrrrrgggggggg!
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