Bed Bug Registry Website Alerts You to Bed Bug Problems at Hotels and Other Locations
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Bed bugs have been in the news a lot lately. It turns out that bedbugs are having a population resurgence, at least in part, say bed bug extermination experts, due to the ban on the pesticide DDT. In particular, travelers who stay in hotels are being advised to sterilize their luggage and belongings upon returning home, in an effort to get rid of bed bugs which may have hitched a ride. Bed bug exterminators advise that when it comes to how to kill bed bugs, heat can be your best friend. But how to avoid bed bugs in the first place? That’s where the Bed Bug Registry website comes in. Offering bed bug information on hotels and other locations throughout the United States – and you can register your own bed bug hotel finds too – the registery also offers resources and links to all sorts of bedbug information. Wondering “what do bed bugs look like” or even “what do bed bug bites look like”? It’s all there, with links to bed bug photos and bed bug bite pictures, and information about bed bug symptoms, bed bug treatment, and bed bug control, among other things.

So what gave the creators of the Bed Bug Registry the idea to create a site devoted to bed bugs?


According to the site’s creator, Maciej Ceglowski, it all started with his own close encounter with some bed bugs in a San Francisco hotel. Had there been a registry which Ceglowski could have checked before-hand, he might have avoided his bed bug trauma.

Instead, however, the idea for the Bed Bug Registry was born.

According to the site, the Bed Bug Registry now has over 20,000 reports of bed bug sightings throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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The point, they say, is to help ypu “check whether other people have encountered bedbugs at a hotel or in an apartment building so you can avoid them when you travel or rent.”

That said, they go on to explain that “Because our bedbug reports come directly from users, we can’t guarantee their accuracy. If you feel a location has been reported in error, you can file a dispute.”

Still, the Bed Bug Registry offers a great way to at least be able to do a little due diligence about that hotel before you take your family for a stay.

 

You can check out the Bed Bug Registry here.

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2 thoughts on “Bed Bug Registry Website Alerts You to Bed Bug Problems at Hotels and Other Locations
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  1. Did I miss it, or did you neglect to post the URL for the registry?

    {Ed. Note: You’re absolutely right; sorry for the oversight. Fixed now.}

  2. Yes, but we don’t want to force hotels into spraying rooms with pesticides as a way of making sure they don’t end up in the registry. This would be like The Monkey’s Paw: wishing for one thing and getting something worse. A concurrent hotel pesticide residue registry would be in order. =)

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