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30 November 2005 @ 03:17 pm
Bed bugs are back!  
Eliminated around the time I was born, bed bugs have made a comeback. I had heard that some time ago and forgot all about it. I didn't look for them during my recent stay at the Hyatt--reportedly they are appearing in higher end hotels that accommodate foreign travelers.

Ultimately they're harmless--it's just that the idea of a small creature sucking your blood during the night is really creepy.
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J Neal C Csrijiva on December 1st, 2005 03:49 am (UTC)
I wouldn't know what they look like...but we get these little tiny armoured bugs...really smaall...lkie the tip of a match head and they have this really gawd awful snout on them...I suspect they crawl thru our window, as I often find them scaling the wall. If it wasn't for this snout, they'd practically be round... wonder what a bed bug looks like? It wouldn't suprise me if these things were bloodsuckers!
(Anonymous) on December 1st, 2005 08:12 am (UTC)
There is a picture--in my post, the first mention of bed bugs in the paragraph is a link to the article, and they had a picture. The bugs you describe aren't them. :) Bed bugs don't live outside at all, they cohabit with humans mostly. (I never read whether they like other mammals too.)
Tapatitapati on December 1st, 2005 08:21 am (UTC)
sorry, that was me before i logged in. Re-reading the article, yes they also use other mammals as steady meals. As I read it again I was thinking maybe flea bombs would work against them, or that they could make something similar.

I suggest really shaking out everything when you pack at a hotel to come home, and keeping an eye out for them. Obviously they're hitching rides from hotels to homes.