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Old 02-15-2012, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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In other words, all the people who feel slighted by a desk clerk or did not get the upgrade that they are entitled to, will now have a place to express their displeasure.
I have to answer those type frequently.
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:21 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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The bed bug registry is GREAT site and I am really glad it is there. In contrast to what a couple of poster's have stated - it is relatively easy to distingush between "normal" bug bites and bedbug bites ... just look up bedbug bites on the internet and see what they look like.

I travel a lot and have experienced bedbugs - it is not pleasent. I've also experienced the hotels lip service response to this unmistakable situation. The bedbug registry gives hotel guests a voice.
Did you experience the bb bites before or after you found the registry? If you learn to do the check, you won't have to experience them at all. And what does a "normal" bug bite look like? I'm not trying to needle you, but I get some really nasty looking bites from chiggers and ticks right here in Missouri. A lot of it depends on your own personal tolerance for the stings of the bugs and I've never experienced a bb bite and hope I never have to.
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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[LEFT]I experienced bites before I found the registry ... I and my workmates check the registry everytime we travel now. One of the distingushing characteristics of Bed bug bites is the pattern - often in groups of three, four or more and arranged in a straight line or cluster. [/LEFT]
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Central Indiana/Indy metro area
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I've also experienced the hotels lip service response to this unmistakable situation. The bedbug registry gives hotel guests a voice.
It also gives a voice to people who are ticked off because a hotel didn't give them a free week stay because, in their opinion, the AC wasn't cool enough, the heat wasn't hot enough, the pool had too much chlorine, or was too cold, or too hot, the hot tub for the entire hotel (not a room hot tub) wasn't working that week, etc. etc.. With the advent of the internet, anyone who has a bone to pick with a hotel or restaurant is just a few clicks away from leaving untrue, damaging info on lots of websites.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Almost Paradise
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My husband works for a major hotel chain. Whenever we travel he gets out his handy dandy little light and checks the bed before we bring in our luggage. He's not found one yet, thank goodness!
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:53 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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My husband works for a major hotel chain. Whenever we travel he gets out his handy dandy little light and checks the bed before we bring in our luggage. He's not found one yet, thank goodness!
Is there a special light then, or does he just use a flashlight?
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Almost Paradise
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He has a small very bright flashlight he carries in his pocket, but he said a regular flashlight will work. You have to know what to look for and from your previous post, I think you do. These days you need to be a savvy traveler; even the best hotels have had problems with bed bugs. It is not necessarily the hotel, but the traveler.
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