Jeez, every other time I turn on the news there's another story about bed bugs! I'm afraid to go anywhere and stay in a hotel. If those things hitch-hike in your luggage and you get them in your home, you'll have to spend thousands and a lot of inconvenience to get rid of them. I heard some dumb reporter on TV say that, if you find that your room has bed bugs, you should ask for a different room. Well, duuh. And then if that room has bed bugs, what do you do? Ask for a different hotel? a different town? Call your travel agent, "can you get me a different country? This one has bed bugs !"
I forgot to mention that I told an entomologist, "you're probably going to tell me that I'm wrong but cats spread bed bugs". He said, "oh, I know they do; feral cats raid birds nests and get them that way and pet cats pick them up from an infested home." The reason why I think cats spread bed bugs is because, one day a cat came into my garage and, when I tossed him out a bug fell out onto the driveway. I stepped on it after looking closely at it, went on the Internet and got a couple of pictures of bed bugs and I'm pretty sure that's what it was. I got rid of the Robin's nest (unoccupied at the time) in my patio.
Edited by Powderdog - 9/21/10 at 6:18pm