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Fri Oct 12, 2018, 02:13 PM

3. I've been lucky but very careful. Even 5 star hotels, movie theaters, high rise apts and condos

have been infested across the country in recent years. I rented a high rise condo in central Denver 1 year while finishing a degree and only by the grace of DOG did I not get infested. These were expensive, yet some residents would bring in second hand upholstered furniture that had not been treated and two of the resident airline flight attendants brought them in with their luggage. Shared walls are a nightmare for this kind of thing.

Even wall base boards can "shelter" them so if the infestation is bad enough, you may have to go beyond getting rid of mattresses, other infested furniture and spraying the hell out of everything.

Yup, it can become expensive. There are exterminators who specialize in this and the best ones have dogs (usually beagles) that come in to make sure they've gotten everything.

I can say the first thing I do when I check into a hotel/motel, is take out my flashlight and check the mattresses. I never let my luggage touch the floor (use one of those racks or put them in the bathroom). When I get home, I typically let my luggage with clothes and anything high risk sit in the back of my car under the hatch and in the direct sun a couple of days, just to be sure.

Good luck.

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