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fooey

Kill Devil Hills, NC

#1 Jun 11, 2012
Have you all noticed an abundance of furniture on the sides of the roads lately? DO NOT PICK IT UP. There is an epidemic of bed bug infestation this year and MANY homes - especially vacation rentals, are crawling with them.

Since: Apr 09

Kitty Hawk, NC

#2 Jun 11, 2012
That's a great heads up Fooey.
BedBugger

Kill Devil Hills, NC

#3 Jun 11, 2012
You might be surprised what's here!

http://bedbugregistry.com/
checkagain

Holly Springs, NC

#4 Jun 11, 2012
BedBugger wrote:
You might be surprised what's here!
http://bedbugregistry.com/
Or MAYBE its another scare tactic promoted by the internet and the media to get people to buy more stuff that they don't need and for unproven reports to be placed on the internet to further scare individuals and get them to go to another hotel by dishonest individuals. bedbugregistry.com is not a site based on anything more than individuals perceptions that may, or may NOT be, accurate. With the amount of other "bugs" that are present here on the OBX (among other things) that leave red marks on your skin (ummm mosquitoes anyone?) it could just as likely be individuals that "read somewhere" that bedbugs have "INVADED" America and so now they see them everywhere or they think that they can (and probably will) get a discount on their hotel stay bill. Fear is the most intense driver of humans and will get them to do things much faster than any other emotion and you better believe that the marketing world knows that.
checkagain

Holly Springs, NC

#5 Jun 11, 2012
http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/bedbugs/

At least this is an accurate overview of the situation.
CheckedAgain

Kill Devil Hills, NC

#6 Jun 11, 2012
checkagain wrote:
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Or MAYBE its another scare tactic promoted by the internet and the media to get people to buy more stuff that they don't need and for unproven reports to be placed on the internet to further scare individuals and get them to go to another hotel by dishonest individuals. bedbugregistry.com is not a site based on anything more than individuals perceptions that may, or may NOT be, accurate. With the amount of other "bugs" that are present here on the OBX (among other things) that leave red marks on your skin (ummm mosquitoes anyone?) it could just as likely be individuals that "read somewhere" that bedbugs have "INVADED" America and so now they see them everywhere or they think that they can (and probably will) get a discount on their hotel stay bill. Fear is the most intense driver of humans and will get them to do things much faster than any other emotion and you better believe that the marketing world knows that.
Go ahead, stay at a place thats been identified. I sure as hell don't care! lol
fooey

Kill Devil Hills, NC

#7 Jun 12, 2012
checkagain is most likely one who profits from tourists piling into rental machines and would prefer that this dirty little secret be hushed up. If 6 families from some overpopulated metropolis pile into a 12 bedroom house, the likelihood that someone is going to bring these bugs in with them is very high. And bed bugs are extremely difficult to eradicate. Similarly, if a beach box designed for a family of four is housing 10-20 piled mattress to mattress an infestation is almost certain to occur. A bed bug bite looks nothing like a mosquito bite - it's more like a pox. They don't fade away after a few days and can reappear days and weeks later. This is a serious public health issue.
fooey

Kill Devil Hills, NC

#8 Jun 12, 2012
checkagain writes, "Fear is the most intense driver of humans and will get them to do things much faster than any other emotion and you better believe that the marketing world knows that." There is another "intense driver" of humans called GREED and it makes people put others at risk to make a buck.
U is stoopid

Jacksonville, NC

#9 Jun 12, 2012
checkagain wrote:
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Or MAYBE its another scare tactic promoted by the internet
Yes, it's the internet's fault!

Quick, get my tin foil!
Cheakagain

Holly Springs, NC

#10 Jun 12, 2012
fooey wrote:
checkagain is most likely one who profits from tourists piling into rental machines and would prefer that this dirty little secret be hushed up. If 6 families from some overpopulated metropolis pile into a 12 bedroom house, the likelihood that someone is going to bring these bugs in with them is very high. And bed bugs are extremely difficult to eradicate. Similarly, if a beach box designed for a family of four is housing 10-20 piled mattress to mattress an infestation is almost certain to occur. A bed bug bite looks nothing like a mosquito bite - it's more like a pox. They don't fade away after a few days and can reappear days and weeks later. This is a serious public health issue.
Actually I am lucky in that I have no connection financially to the tourons at all LOL. As for "tourists piling into rental machines" that would be based on the "greed" mentioned by another responder of the owners and the local "management" companies who ONLY care about the profits and NOT about the well being of the renters, the quality of the properties, or the area's reputation. So do you have any "facts" to back up your claim that "the likelihood that someone is going to bring these bugs in with them is very high." or is that just something you read somewhere and so OF COURSE its true. I will admit that yes, "bed bugs are extremely difficult to eradicate" IF you actually have them. They are an annoyance and frustrating and can cause skin irritations to some who are sensitive to their bite. But they are NOT "dirty" and pose very little "public health issue" or risk. They do NOT spread disease unlike other things like mosquitoes, waterbugs/cockroaches, and mice. My point about the mosquito bite was that most individuals do NOT know what a skin reaction to a bed bug bite looks like or how long it can take to show up since it can be different on different individuals and so IF they wake up with "bites" or "red marks" they might honestly, but incorrectly, believe that there were bed bugs and complain.(because you KNOW they read it in the paper or on the internet and that makes it "fact"!) Considering that the individuals that they are complaining to might not know either they would likely give them a "discount" on their stay etc. Bed bugs are an issue but not as bad as they are being made out to be on the internet and in the media. Again scare tactics work very well on humans. Remember "killer bees", "dirty bombs", and countless other things that were all going to kill us or make us sick if we didn't "buy" this or that product to stop it? I was just trying to put things into perspective and NOT make it out to be more than what it really is. A nuisance yes, but NOT an epidemic that everyone needs to be in fear of their lives over.
Checkagain

Holly Springs, NC

#11 Jun 12, 2012
U is stoopid wrote:
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Yes, it's the internet's fault!
Quick, get my tin foil!
Sorry, that should have more correctly been stated as "promoted THROUGH the internet" I never meant to say or imply that the "internet" was promoting it since the "internet" on its own is not able to do that, but the internet (like a phone, newspaper, book, or TV show/commercial) can be used by individuals to "promote" and manipulate the beliefs, emotions, feelings, and of COURSE SPENDING HABITS, of other individuals.
BTW enjoy the tin foil. EVERYONE knows that doesn't work anymore! LOL
PESTS

Kill Devil Hills, NC

#12 Jun 12, 2012
please don't tell me bed bugs are all over the place, how can i keep them from coming in my house?
Checkagain

Holly Springs, NC

#13 Jun 12, 2012
PESTS wrote:
please don't tell me bed bugs are all over the place, how can i keep them from coming in my house?
They are less "all over the place" than many many other insects. See the link above for the CDC for suggestions about how to keep them from coming in your house. Also, IF you decide to call an exterminator make sure that they show you direct evidence of the "infestation" i.e. some actual bed bugs and their effects in your furnishings! AND get references of work they have done previously to remove them completely from the home. i.e. they should know that if you or your child take an item (teddy bear) with them from the home during the fumigation process you may actually take the bed bugs WITH you when you leave and then reintroduce them when you come back.
Observer

United States

#15 Jun 12, 2012
U is stoopid wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, it's the internet's fault!
Quick, get my tin foil!
Or maybe it is the Outer Banks self appointed hero trying to punnish those more successful than he could imagine. He was caught red handed doing the same thing on trip advisor about beach nourishment.

Don't buy into the bs in anonymous threads like this and the bed bug registry.
fooey

Kill Devil Hills, NC

#17 Jun 13, 2012
excellent points by Checkagain - thank you. Yes, unfortunately, many tourons use any excuse to try to barter for reduced rates. I blame the Outer Banks for not pricing rooms and rentals higher. We are attracting a cross-section of cheap people from points north who are willing to drive for hundreds of miles because the rentals in NJ and NY are "too expensive". I have watched this beautiful and precious place become a haven for bottom feeders and it is a damn shame. Maybe we need a good flood or pestilence to chase some of these drains on humanity back to the hell holes from whence they came. While bedbugs are not disease carriers, their bites can malinger for months and cover the victim with marks that can make any sort of social interaction (such as work) a trial. Also frightening is that they love to live in books, so bringing them from the library is a concern as is the potential for picking them up from dressing rooms or stores (returned items). I would describe a bed bug infestation as far more than a nuisance.
Yessir

Kill Devil Hills, NC

#18 Jun 13, 2012
Observer wrote:
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Or maybe it is the Outer Banks self appointed hero trying to punnish those more successful than he could imagine. He was caught red handed doing the same thing on trip advisor about beach nourishment.
Don't buy into the bs in anonymous threads like this and the bed bug registry.
Spoken like a true hotel owner! lol Are you jUDGE wARREN in disguise! lol
NutsCluelessSpam

Dunn, NC

#19 Jun 14, 2012
I'd be more worried about feral cat pee than bed bugs.
Bed bugs

United States

#20 Jun 18, 2012
If you do have bed bugs or think you may have them then call Cleggs Termite &McCoys Pest control and ask for Tony at 919-632-2205i for a free bed bug inspection.. its always best to find them before they get out of hand.
Bed bug pro

Collegeville, PA

#22 Jul 1, 2014
PESTS wrote:
please don't tell me bed bugs are all over the place, how can i keep them from coming in my house?
.

Keep a Tupperware tote at your front door and strip all your cloths off and put into tote. Keep sealed until you do your laundry.
still fcukin pissed

Fayetteville, NC

#23 Jul 24, 2014
notice how the other bed bug post was pulled

fcukin moderators...probably warren judges night clerks orders

obx cracks me up...drunks n drug addicts n greedy businessmen

the normal folk hardly stand a chance

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