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Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite – Jaded Traveler

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With so much chatter in recent days and months about the prickly problem of bed bugs not only in New York City but increasingly around the country, I can’t help but wonder about all of my bold, energetic friends on the road week after week in the alcohol beverage hospitality industry. How are you faring amidst this annoying obstacle?

Website www.bedbugger.com offers useful tips on spotting bed bugs in your hotel room and how to avoid bringing them home with you. For example, placing your suitcase on the luggage rack, never directly on the bed as well as properly checking the mattress and headboard for signs of bed bug infestation.

My question for you today oh fearless road warriors: Have you had any up close and personal encounters with these pesky creatures? And what precautions are you taking to avoid a run in that could no doubt put a major crimp in your work week and leave you scratching your head…and your arms, and your legs…..