Comments on: Chicago Is Top City for Bedbugs http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/01/18/chicago-top-city-for-bed-bugs/ The latest Health news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:11:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Beckie Moriello http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/01/18/chicago-top-city-for-bed-bugs/#comment-1963495 Beckie Moriello Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:11:27 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=122976#comment-1963495 "It is possible to get rid of bed bugs with a completely non-toxic and ridiculously cheap product called Diatomaceous Earth (DE), and a tiny “duster” – both available on Amazon. I did it myself. No one advertises the fact because there’s no profit in it." Couldn't have said it better myself. I did it too. No need to spend $ on exterminators. “It is possible to get rid of bed bugs with a completely non-toxic and ridiculously cheap product called Diatomaceous Earth (DE), and a tiny “duster” – both available on Amazon. I did it myself. No one advertises the fact because there’s no profit in it.”

Couldn’t have said it better myself. I did it too. No need to spend $ on exterminators.

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By: Looda http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/01/18/chicago-top-city-for-bed-bugs/#comment-1949986 Looda Mon, 21 Jan 2013 15:01:40 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=122976#comment-1949986 As far as I know, Orkin does not even have a branch that serves Manhattan, while having four or five branches that serve the city of Chicago. What a useless list, ABC. The company does a lot of business in the Midwest, and other pest-control companies tend to be more dominant on the coasts (for example, Orkin has twenty-three branches in Illinois, but only nine in New York). I have lived in both Manhattan and Chicago, and let me tell you, NYC's problem with bedbugs makes Chicago's bedbug issue look like child's play. As far as I know, Orkin does not even have a branch that serves Manhattan, while having four or five branches that serve the city of Chicago. What a useless list, ABC. The company does a lot of business in the Midwest, and other pest-control companies tend to be more dominant on the coasts (for example, Orkin has twenty-three branches in Illinois, but only nine in New York). I have lived in both Manhattan and Chicago, and let me tell you, NYC’s problem with bedbugs makes Chicago’s bedbug issue look like child’s play.

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By: advoc8forkids http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/01/18/chicago-top-city-for-bed-bugs/#comment-1949903 advoc8forkids Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:33:42 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=122976#comment-1949903 Looks like the common denominator is actually the AIRPORT. International travel + heavy domestic travel=BEDBUGS. Craziness how much it costs to treat the issue. Looks like the common denominator is actually the AIRPORT. International travel + heavy domestic travel=BEDBUGS. Craziness how much it costs to treat the issue.

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By: djwolf930 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/01/18/chicago-top-city-for-bed-bugs/#comment-1941139 djwolf930 Sun, 20 Jan 2013 00:01:51 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=122976#comment-1941139 it is sad when Poor people don’t have the money to treat for bed bugs. Its very expensive and you have to trash most of your furniture. Its a nightmare. The slumlords don’t care, and won’t treat the buildings, either. Old run down buildings tend to be more infested. Believe me, I speak from experience.i know a girl and her boy friend who just went through this in november 2012. it is sad when Poor people don’t have the money to treat for bed bugs. Its very expensive and you have to trash most of your furniture. Its a nightmare. The slumlords don’t care, and won’t treat the buildings, either. Old run down buildings tend to be more infested. Believe me, I speak from experience.i know a girl and her boy friend who just went through this in november 2012.

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By: lovelace http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/01/18/chicago-top-city-for-bed-bugs/#comment-1940950 lovelace Sat, 19 Jan 2013 22:51:42 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=122976#comment-1940950 Yeah Phila should have been on the list, it's really dirty. Born and raised their. But Las Vegas is another story. I travel there every year and stayed at 5 Stars hotels and never had a problem, but I know other who did. I glad Vegas is taking the responsibility to up their game and taking preventive measure customers. Yeah Phila should have been on the list, it’s really dirty. Born and raised their. But Las Vegas is another story. I travel there every year and stayed at 5 Stars hotels and never had a problem, but I know other who did. I glad Vegas is taking the responsibility to up their game and taking preventive measure customers.

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By: goth1856 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/01/18/chicago-top-city-for-bed-bugs/#comment-1940736 goth1856 Sat, 19 Jan 2013 20:05:29 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=122976#comment-1940736 tampa-st. pete = mostly non-union is beginning to have a BB prob. we have lots of international tourists and if they don't get their act together and help the the poor and disaffected NOW, they can kiss their stupid tourist industry goodbye. this goes for orlando and that jerk mayor they have. tampa-st. pete = mostly non-union is beginning to have a BB prob. we have lots of international tourists and if they don’t get their act together and help the the poor and disaffected NOW, they can kiss their stupid tourist industry goodbye. this goes for orlando and that jerk mayor they have.

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By: Dbiz http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/01/18/chicago-top-city-for-bed-bugs/#comment-1940657 Dbiz Sat, 19 Jan 2013 18:59:57 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=122976#comment-1940657 Doesn't surprise me about Detroit. I lived in a buidling where the landlord did ABSOLUTELY nothing regarding the problem. I stopped paying the rent and filed a complaint with the city's property maintanence division who came out promptly and started citing the landlord. He waited an additional 3-4 weeks before he did anything. He took me to landlord/tenant court and tried to froce me to pay four months rents. The judge abated two months and stated I had 10 days to pay up or leave. I found a place in 5 days, left and didin't pay a dime. I still lost, however, nearly $5000 in furniture, clothes, books, etc. I literally had to start all over. Now in the burbs, new building is better, but it also has problems. However, there are NO bedbugs. Doesn’t surprise me about Detroit. I lived in a buidling where the landlord did ABSOLUTELY nothing regarding the problem. I stopped paying the rent and filed a complaint with the city’s property maintanence division who came out promptly and started citing the landlord. He waited an additional 3-4 weeks before he did anything. He took me to landlord/tenant court and tried to froce me to pay four months rents. The judge abated two months and stated I had 10 days to pay up or leave. I found a place in 5 days, left and didin’t pay a dime. I still lost, however, nearly $5000 in furniture, clothes, books, etc. I literally had to start all over.

Now in the burbs, new building is better, but it also has problems. However, there are NO bedbugs.

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By: Black Talon http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/01/18/chicago-top-city-for-bed-bugs/#comment-1940295 Black Talon Sat, 19 Jan 2013 16:04:00 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=122976#comment-1940295 I think the Bed Bug should become the symbol of the Federal Government. Blood sucking parasites, creeping into every aspect of our lives. "Sleep tight, and don't let the bed bugs bite ! " I think the Bed Bug should become the symbol of the Federal Government. Blood sucking parasites, creeping into every aspect of our lives. “Sleep tight, and don’t let the bed bugs bite ! “

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By: Tinu http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/01/18/chicago-top-city-for-bed-bugs/#comment-1940198 Tinu Sat, 19 Jan 2013 14:57:29 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=122976#comment-1940198 Hilltop apartment in Edison, NJ has serious issues with bed bugs. if state health dept. investigates then i guess they will force the management to demolish 900 apartments. it's that serious Hilltop apartment in Edison, NJ has serious issues with bed bugs. if state health dept. investigates then i guess they will force the management to demolish 900 apartments. it’s that serious

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By: KLHG http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/01/18/chicago-top-city-for-bed-bugs/#comment-1940153 KLHG Sat, 19 Jan 2013 14:20:55 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=122976#comment-1940153 Before booking a hotel, check bedbugregistry.com. Very helpful site! (Be sure to read the comments though. If someone posts a positive review, the hotel name still comes up as red - inaccurately indicating bedbugs. Wish the site would fix this issue.) Also, always check your hotel mattress for black sand-like substance (bedbug waste) before unpacking. Before booking a hotel, check bedbugregistry.com. Very helpful site! (Be sure to read the comments though. If someone posts a positive review, the hotel name still comes up as red – inaccurately indicating bedbugs. Wish the site would fix this issue.)

Also, always check your hotel mattress for black sand-like substance (bedbug waste) before unpacking.

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