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    bed bugs

    it's not directly related to what we are talking about here. But I'm sure no one wants to get bug bite after high time. in fact, I got beg bug problems twice in montreal already. once econolodge saint laurent, and quality hotel midtown. didn't get trouble in daysinn downtown yet. is there a breakout in montreal now? anyone has info about which hotels are really bad, which are more reliable?

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    I hope you sent the medical bills to econolodge. They are disgusting! Never stayed there, never will.

    It's evidently been a problem this summer. See this story about a CBS producer bitten up by bed bugs:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6822290n
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    last week, just after I booked the QUALITY HOTEL DOWNTOWN on Parc Ave. thru PRICELINE at $42/Night
    for a weekend in October, I checked for the latest reviews and found this
    http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserR...ECK_RATES_CONT

    I'm hoping by the end of October they get rid of them,
    and the hotel is not on the SPs "WILL NOT ENTER THESE PREMISES" list

    one of things bedbugs hate is the cold, so the first thing I will do is open all windows.
    hopefully I remember to pack a small flashlight.

    any hotel even the st. James could have them,
    but its in how the management responds to the problem thats key, they can't ignore it.
    that person going public on tripadvisor.com should have the top management at Quality
    insisting on the local owner to remedy the problem asap.
    of course the remedy is costly and charging $42/night might not cover it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morris Wanchuk View Post
    any hotel even the st. James could have them,
    Morris,

    That's true, but let's face it, the Econolodges and Quality Inns of the world are more likely to have bed bugs than 4 star properties. What we are seeing happen is that the higher prices of the 3 and 4 star properties on Prcieline and Hotwire are forcing many to bid on the lower star hotels in hopes of getting the $42/night deal. The reason those hotels are on PL selling at those prices is because of these trip advisor reviews and the fact that they are not doing a good job controlling their bed bug problem.

    BUYER BEWARE!
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    I've heard of higher end places with the problem. Places that you would not expect. (Not in Montreal in particular). I don't think when bed bugs hitch a ride they care if the luggage is from Walmart or Nieman Marcus. I never leave my luggage lying around open for too long, and never leave it on the floor.

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    These bugs.. Stick to your pants.. And take a ride back to your place..
    I know some people that only realised they had them .. When their pets were acting strange, and had a bunch of bumps.
    My old mistress from Mtl north.. She had to spray for these.. And I'm surprised I never ended up with them back at my condo..?
    So an invasion of bedbugs in Montreal.. I'm already used to the government sucking my blood...
    Another parasite won't kill me.

    Concerning motels,hotels..... It's hard to avoid....? I'd rent a fully furnished condo or Appt instead.
    You might have less chances of being infested.
    ( on kijiji, 123, lespac.. You can find these condos for week rentals)
    "Scars remind us where we've been. They don't have to dictate where we're going"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky bonds View Post
    Another parasite won't kill me.
    i no longer order bacon bits on my salad...

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    I read the other day about a possible 'bed bugs' problem in Toronto where a rumor started that a patron went to a popular movie theatre & claims to have come into contact with bed bugs. The reason it's creating a stir around the city is because of the timing. The Toronto International Film Festival is just about to begin & many of its movies will be presented at the same theatre where the person says he caught them.

    http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/arti...-scramble?bn=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by EagerBeaver View Post
    let's face it, the Econolodges and Quality Inns of the world are more likely to have bed bugs than 4 star properties.

    BUYER BEWARE!
    Do you include the Chablis among the hotels that could attract bed bugs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday View Post
    Do you include the Chablis among the hotels that could attract bed bugs?
    There is more traffic in and out of the rooms in any short stay motel or hotel, so it would be logical that they would be at greater risk than hotels where you need to stay a minimum of one night in which there is less traffic in and out of the rooms. Bed bugs are opportunistic creatures who depend on their hosts and in a situation where you have more hosts, there are going to be more bed bug infiltration opportunities. This is common sense.

    The hotels that actually care about their guests (I am excluding Econolodge of course because they don't give two shits about their guests) are using a substance similar to what is used in fire extinguishers to eradicate bed bugs. However, bed bugs have been resurgent since the mid 1990s in the developed countries as they have evolved a resistance to pesticides like DDT that were at one time largely responsible for eliminating them. Now the Co2 is being used to freeze dry their eggs.

    We are going to see more threads/posts like this in the future because the lower class of hotels do not care and will not spend the money on the measures needed to combat these pests. The firstpis of the world will just have to get used to sharing their blood with these creatures. I am not sure how much blood they sucked out of firstpi but obviously it was not fatal. He could probably withstand another 5 nights of being bitten at the Econolodge before any problems began.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday View Post
    I read the other day about a possible 'bed bugs' problem in Toronto where a rumor started that a patron went to a popular movie theatre & claims to have come into contact with bed bugs. The reason it's creating a stir around the city is because of the timing. The Toronto International Film Festival is just about to begin & many of its movies will be presented at the same theatre where the person says he caught them.

    http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/arti...-scramble?bn=1

    Let's not limit the bug problem to hotels. I remember staying at the Nurse's College Residence at U of T and there being bugs. I also remember the lights coming on at the Royal Alex Theatre and a bug or two on my arm.

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    Here is an interesting article from the New York Times. It seems that the bed bug problem has gotten really bad in Canada and the USA:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/31/sc...l&st=cse&scp=1

    The CDC is actually advocating heat, not cold, but the acknowledgment of the problem means we are going to see more and more reports like the one in this thread. The good news is that bed bugs do not spread diseases, something that baffles scientists.

    The article also reports that rather than spend money hunting them, most hotels deny having them, thus putting the responsibility on the customer for bringing them in.
    Last edited by EagerBeaver; 09-11-2010 at 09:08 AM.

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    Ah ! here it is ! I knew I heard about those bugs...

    http://www.monstersandcritics.com/sm...-Bed-Bug-Porno

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    NikeTown Latest New York City Business Shut Down By Bed bugs

    The latest NYC retailer to be shutdown by bed bugs:

    http://news.yahoo.com/video/us-15749...etown-21990658

    Evidently trucking is spreading the bugs and causing retailers and movie theaters to be shut down all over NYC.

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    my feet itch...

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