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Bedbugs an increasing concern at DNC hotels
Washington Times ^ | September 4, 2012 | David Hill

Posted on 09/04/2012 6:04:21 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

.........Hotels contacted by The Washington Times about bedbug reports either referred calls to their corporate headquarters or didn’t return messages.

Charlotte has a long way to go before its bedbug levels approach cities such as New York, Cincinnati and Washington, D.C., where recent infestations have made national news, but a study this year by pest control company Orkin shows activity there has been on the rise.

The survey, released in March, rated Charlotte as having the 33rd-most bedbug reports of any city in 2011. The list was topped by Cincinnati, Chicago and Detroit.

By contrast, the GOP’s choice for its convention last week, Tampa, Fla., didn’t make the list of the 50 most-infested cities.

Jung W. Kim, environmental senior specialist for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, said that bedbugs are on the rise, but about half of cases go unreported because victims don’t react to bites.

Mr. Kim said upon checking into a hotel, guests should inspect their mattress, box spring and the back of their headboard for bedbug fecal matter in the form of tiny black dots......

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Michigan; US: North Carolina; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2012dncconvention; bedbug; bedbugs; charlottehotels; dnc; infestation; obamabiden2012; pest; pests
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The Crack Hotels of the DNC......"I can’t speak for the delegates or ther foreign dignitaries, but many of the journalists I have spoken with here are appalled at the accommodations in Charlotte to which they were assigned by the DNC. National Review was assigned to two Knights Inn properties. Everyone who saw them fled immediately across state lines to an available Marriott in South Carolina rather than stay there. As one of our political correspondents reported:

>>> The Knights Inn was the worst hotel I have ever seen, and I’ve stayed in many bad motels in my life. Two guys were dealing drugs in the room next to me, and a prostitute was working out of the parking lot. And this was in the early afternoon. The room itself was dirty, full of other people’s stuff, etc.

I have never requested a hotel change in 3 years at NR. This was the first time I felt absolutely compelled.<<<

It’s not as if the DNC couldn’t have figured out something was wrong with the properties. TripAdvisor had these recent comments on one of the Knights Inn properties: “wouldn’t recommend it to my worst enemy,” “scared to death,” and “pimps and prostitutes at night.”....

1 posted on 09/04/2012 6:04:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Its a good bet that the bedbugs and the Democrat delegates arrived in North Carolina at the same time.


2 posted on 09/04/2012 6:08:01 AM PDT by allendale
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I hope they all go home itchy, and every time we see someone scratching themselves on the televised freak show, I am going to LMAO!


3 posted on 09/04/2012 6:08:55 AM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative. REJECT THEN STOP SOCIALISM THIS NOV!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I would be less concerned about the bedbugs and more concerned about the demoncrats being in the bed....

We’ve been trying to fumigate the country and rid us of them but they keep coming back.....

Dangerous little pests.....

That is the demoncrats.....


4 posted on 09/04/2012 6:10:05 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: allendale
Its a good bet that the bedbugs and the Democrat delegates arrived in North Carolina at the same time.

This appears to be the first raising of concern for NC having a bedbug problem....

5 posted on 09/04/2012 6:10:53 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The biggest problem invovles the bedbugs who check in and pay the bills.


6 posted on 09/04/2012 6:12:37 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’m sure the DNC did it on purpose to the National Review and other conservative media. These people are punks, they show no respect for ‘convention’. Someone’s idea of a bad joke...perhaps. But the people in that pack are malicious. I wouldn’t put it past them to pull a stunt like that.

Either that or the DNC is really REALLY short on funds..

63 days.


7 posted on 09/04/2012 6:13:03 AM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: nevergore
I would be less concerned about the bedbugs and more concerned about the demoncrats being in the bed....

We’ve been trying to fumigate the country and rid us of them but they keep coming back.....

Both of them became a problem after DDT was pulled from use.

We need to bring DDT back!

8 posted on 09/04/2012 6:13:42 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well, you know what the DNC’ers say...

One bed bug equals one vote.


9 posted on 09/04/2012 6:13:59 AM PDT by moovova (Hope-ium...Time to kick the habit.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’d be willing to bet the bedbug problem gets worse following the convention.


10 posted on 09/04/2012 6:14:07 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: allendale

The people in Charlotte ought to keep an eye out for Cooties too!


11 posted on 09/04/2012 6:14:44 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Note: Spraying the matresses with DDT is guaranteed to eliminate bed bugs. Ain’t progress wonderful. 40 years ago there would have been no problem.


12 posted on 09/04/2012 6:15:01 AM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: nevergore

“Dangerous little pests.....That is the demoncrats.....
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Yea, How do you tell a bedbug from a dimocrap?


13 posted on 09/04/2012 6:15:37 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

After the DNC there will probably be bed bug and flea problems in Charlotte hotels.


14 posted on 09/04/2012 6:15:52 AM PDT by rightly_dividing (We are Dan Cathy, Ted Cruz, and Scott Walker, and November is drawing close!.)
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To: Citizen Tom Paine; All
"Most common signs of a Bed Bug infestation include fecal droppings, blood smears in the sheets and a clear shedded exoskeleton left behind after molting."

Bed Bugs

15 posted on 09/04/2012 6:18:33 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: sf4dubya

Considering it is a democrat convention, I’m sure a few will go home with a new itch or a burning sensation. lol


16 posted on 09/04/2012 6:18:35 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: allendale

The Roaches that have arrived for the DNC will drive the bedbugs out....


17 posted on 09/04/2012 6:21:44 AM PDT by Kozak (The means of defence against foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home JM)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Good. Eat up bedbugs. Enjoy!


18 posted on 09/04/2012 6:27:33 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: Citizen Tom Paine

DDT wiped out the bed bugs 50-60 years ago. However they are now allegedly resistant to it. The missing weapon accounting for their resurgence supposedly isn’t DDT (banned by Nixon), but a couple of other pesticides banned by Clinton’s EPA in the 90s.


19 posted on 09/04/2012 6:28:44 AM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Ugh. I was checking in at a hotel in TX and the guest services rep was on her walkie talkie with maintenance complaining about ‘unauthorized guests’ in a room. I wondered out loud what constituted ‘unauthorized’ and she sheepishly admitted that those were code words for bedbugs.

We checked into another hotel without any fuss from that hotel.


20 posted on 09/04/2012 6:28:44 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So they have a problem with a bunch of blood sucking parasites coming to town ... and they have a bedbug problem.


21 posted on 09/04/2012 6:29:45 AM PDT by techcor (I hope Obama succeeds, in being a one term president.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Many of the cheaper hotels evacuated their long term residents and forced them to go in to temporary shelters
until the DNC was over. One women resisted being temporarily
evicted and she took a dump on the floor when the cops showed up.


22 posted on 09/04/2012 6:29:47 AM PDT by Average Al (The Democrat party is a free range zoo.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So they have a problem with a bunch of blood sucking parasites coming to town ... and they have a bedbug problem.


23 posted on 09/04/2012 6:29:58 AM PDT by techcor (I hope Obama succeeds, in being a one term president.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I didn’t think parasites could live off other parasites...


24 posted on 09/04/2012 6:30:45 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Go Bedbugs!


25 posted on 09/04/2012 6:33:30 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: AlexW
Yea, How do you tell a bedbug from a dimocrap?

Easy, one is a blood sucking pest

The other is a bug....:^)

26 posted on 09/04/2012 6:34:52 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

27 posted on 09/04/2012 6:36:28 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

.....”Major donors will experience a very different convention than rank-and-file delegates who will fill the arena on Tuesday and Wednesday night and the Bank of America stadium on Thursday. Besides getting credentials to the sessions they also have access to the best hotels and VIP finance lounges — and finance staff who will provide concierge-type services for them.

While VIPs are discouraged from using limo services — downtown will be crowded with lots of security — there will be an Obama Victory Fund “Finance Fun Bus.”

The best VIP perks go to those who donated at least $75,800 to the joint Obama campaign/Democratic National Committee fund-raising committee with more perks going to donors who have a track record of giving at least $122,400 from Feb., 2009 to June 1 or who raised $350,000 from Jan. 1, 2011 through June 1.

For those who raised between $500,000 to $1 million between Jan. 1, 2011 and June 1 for the committee the Chicago Sun-Times has learned the perk package includes:.............”

http://www.suntimes.com/14918289-761/sweet-michelle-obamas-day-and-perks-reserved-for-the-big-donors.html


28 posted on 09/04/2012 6:42:12 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

pimps and prostitutes at night...

Ah so these hotels were supposed to go to the delegates, not the Press...


29 posted on 09/04/2012 6:44:08 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’ll tell you what, the bedbugs are not happy about the competition arriving in town for the week.


30 posted on 09/04/2012 6:44:19 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

How can you identify the delegates?

(Answer: They’re larger.)


31 posted on 09/04/2012 6:44:44 AM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I think bedbugs are a great opportunity for an entrepreneur.

A big problem with bedbugs is that they and their eggs often escape fumigation by hiding in tight crevasses and in air pockets in furniture.

However, they are very sensitive to heat. Just 115F for an hour will kill them and their eggs. So if a room is sealed, using a ground level air convection heater to raise the temperature in the room, down to the floor, to say 120-125F would wipe them out.

If it’s unpractical to heat the room, then put all the furniture in a heated semi truck. Very few of such dry goods are so sensitive to heat that they would be damaged by such temperatures for just an hour.

The use conventional fumigation in the empty room.


32 posted on 09/04/2012 6:54:14 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: faithhopecharity

Chrissie’s gonna be having itchy leg tingles.


33 posted on 09/04/2012 6:58:10 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
But these motel owners are doubtlessly good Rats who have already sent in their kickb...., er, donations to the DNC.

As a plus, delegates have drugs & whores right at hand. A win-win for everybody.

Sounds like a simple mix-up of hotel assignments. The Kennedy crowd were supposed to get the whores & drugs, while the Napolitano crowd were supposed to be staying at the hotels with all female butch staff, vegan menus, & Trojan Twisters in every room.

34 posted on 09/04/2012 7:01:41 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yep! Pay to Play is the Chicago Way.


35 posted on 09/04/2012 7:01:55 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Freezing also works. The Fairfax County library system brought in reefer trucks to freeze their books after it was discovered that bedbugs had infested the spines of many children’s books. Funny how there has been no follow-up on whether or not that was effective.


36 posted on 09/04/2012 7:05:00 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Mr. Kim said upon checking into a hotel, guests should inspect their mattress, box spring and the back of their headboard for bedbug fecal matter in the form of tiny black dots......” Another trip to Obama’s Paradise. /s


37 posted on 09/04/2012 7:05:50 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Wealth = Net Worth Income = Net Work)
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To: ejonesie22
pimps and prostitutes at night...

Sandra Fluke should feel right at home.

38 posted on 09/04/2012 7:06:40 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
So the Rats have bedbugs as well as fleas and lice, who woulda known?
39 posted on 09/04/2012 7:07:43 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“You got Rats on the west side, Bedbugs uptown...”


40 posted on 09/04/2012 7:08:53 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: allendale

I think we’re underestimating the character of the bed bug. What makes everybody think they’d be caught dead in a bed with a democrat?!


41 posted on 09/04/2012 7:14:53 AM PDT by albie
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To: Citizen Tom Paine

Not that simple, but many things that could work are illegal: http://www.conservapedia.com/Bedbugs


42 posted on 09/04/2012 7:15:07 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a damned+destitute actual sinner, + trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Please do not dishonor bedbugs by in any way whatsoever associating them with Jackasses.


43 posted on 09/04/2012 7:23:32 AM PDT by Combat_Liberalism
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To: allendale

I feel sorry for the bedbugs.


44 posted on 09/04/2012 7:24:52 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The survey... Charlotte as having the 33rd-most bedbug reports of any city in 2011. The list was topped by Cincinnati, Chicago and Detroit.

Cincinnati, Chicago and Detroit? All dem cities... very telling.

45 posted on 09/04/2012 7:31:45 AM PDT by GOPJ (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading - T. Jefferson)
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Two guys were dealing drugs in the room next to me, and a prostitute was working out of the parking lot.

Those were just members of Valerie Jarrett's advance team, taking a break after a week of hard convention preparations.

46 posted on 09/04/2012 7:34:34 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Pelosi’s relatives.


47 posted on 09/04/2012 7:40:15 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: dfwgator
Now now, lets not miss portray the young lady... She doesn't limit herself to just the night time hours...
48 posted on 09/04/2012 7:40:50 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This is actually pretty clever on the part of the hotels involved .... it will solve their bedbug problem because they know that the bedbugs will decide to go home with the democrats.


49 posted on 09/04/2012 7:41:58 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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The delegates should not fear the bedbugs.

They will not bite out of professional courtesy.


50 posted on 09/04/2012 7:50:58 AM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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