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Old January 23rd, 2007, 07:16 PM
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People bring them onboard in their luggage unknowingly....
Or on their clothing, or on their person.

Itchy yet??
Uhhhh....yes!

And I can't stand pictures of bugs.
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Uhhhh....yes!

And I can't stand pictures of bugs.
I can't either.
I wonder if bugs can stand pictures of people?
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This website is better than I thought. I just received my Phd in Bedbugology from you all. Thanks for the info I will keep my eyes (magnifying glass) open for them.
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another fact on bed bugs, they can survive on their last meal a long time, something like thirty days, whereas, fleas and ticks need meals constantly. So that is why you should be careful with your luggage; vacuum it inside and out as soon as you get home and store it in a large sealed garbage bag.
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What's really amazing is that the orginal poster has not reponded back with any info that was asked for I too smell a troll.
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What's really amazing is that the orginal poster has not reponded back with any info that was asked for I too smell a troll.
noticed that too, sometimes, I think people just need a forum to vent; they vent and move on....
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I read through the posts - and would not ever call down a poster who reports these little beasts...

The problem lies beyond a gross holiday - it costs anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000 to get rid of any hitchhiking bedbugs that break out into an infestation at someone's HOME. Losing thousands of dollars of upholstered furniture/mattresses and similar costs for professional extermination is very much a big issue.

As for "trolls" - this is my first Cruisemates post - but only because I am used to another site (I kind of like this one though, and will be back). Another poster from the Princess site just reported bedbugs on the Crown Princess, where we are set to sail from in one week. Thus, the search for "bedbugs". Check the mattress for dots EVERYTIME you start a cruise - and the sheets every morning after for pinpoint dots of blood... Gross maybe, but necessary when the world is getting smaller and the once mostly bug-free North America is only hours away from the rest of the world's historic "fauna". BTW, bedbugs are a major reason why British Royalty maintained summer and winter castles in the middle ages... When the infestations became unbearable, they would move to another residence - and the bugs would freeze or starve out by the time they returned...
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I read through the posts - and would not ever call down a poster who reports these little beasts...

The problem lies beyond a gross holiday - it costs anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000 to get rid of any hitchhiking bedbugs that break out into an infestation at someone's HOME. Losing thousands of dollars of upholstered furniture/mattresses and similar costs for professional extermination is very much a big issue.

As for "trolls" - this is my first Cruisemates post - but only because I am used to another site (I kind of like this one though, and will be back). Another poster from the Princess site just reported bedbugs on the Crown Princess, where we are set to sail from in one week. Thus, the search for "bedbugs". Check the mattress for dots EVERYTIME you start a cruise - and the sheets every morning after for pinpoint dots of blood... Gross maybe, but necessary when the world is getting smaller and the once mostly bug-free North America is only hours away from the rest of the world's historic "fauna". BTW, bedbugs are a major reason why British Royalty maintained summer and winter castles in the middle ages... When the infestations became unbearable, they would move to another residence - and the bugs would freeze or starve out by the time they returned...
Welcome aboard Ace - yep bed bugs are costly if you bring the travelers home. And it isn't just cruise lines dealing with the problem.
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all I want to say is ewwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!! will be checking my cabin bed with a magnifying glass!! I hate bugs.
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All you ever wanted to know about bedbugs.

http://news.aol.com/story/_a/across-...00010000000001
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It is not the cruise lines fault, bedbugs can be found anywhere. They are not dangerous. Gross, yes, annoying, yes, costly to get rid of, yes, but not a serious health hazard. I travel a LOT for work and have to stay in many hotel rooms. You would be surprised by how many hotels, resorts and yes even cruise lines are affected by bed bugs. They do check for them but these little buggers can reproduce quickly and are easy to miss. I recommend making a habit of checking the stitching in your mattress and the cracks and back of your headboard. I have found bed bugs at the Hilton (the poor front desk girl nearly fainted), the Radisson and once had my reservation changed due to an infestation at the Sheraton. It has nothing to do with cleanliness and bed bugs have been around for a long time. I agree with a previous poster saying vacuum out your bags when you get home. The ones I've seen are a yellowish red and look kind of like those tiny white watermelon seeds. It's icky but bugs are a fact of life. I've heard of people suing hotels over bed bugs which I think is ludicrous. You could pick them up staying at a friends house! Would you sue them???? Well.....I guess some people would....

As far as pouncing on the initial poster, I don't think people were trying to pounce on him because he posted a negative post. Many of the posts were trying to sympathize (and find out what room he was in) and others were trying to be helpful (sprays - not recommended) and of course if you post false information you will get called on it (extreme health hazard) whether you are posting positively or negatively.
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