Something has been bugging us

O rly Penn State Live?

The Collegian had an article today explaining the legitimate warnings the State Department has made regarding travel to Mexico over Spring Break.

Y’all, on the other hand, decided that bed bugs deserved the public’s attention. You even interviewed a “bed bug guru” about the situation? This seems pretty serious.

During the past three to four years, the instances of bed bug infestations have increased at an alarming rate at motels and hotels around the world. Instances of bed bug infestations have been reported at major hotels in areas such as Chicago and New York.

Wow… sounds dangerous. What can I do to avoid them?

“There really isn’t much you can do to prevent them except for be on the look out and try to avoid them,” assistant director of Penn State Housing and bed bug guru Dave Manos said. “There has been a resurgence of bed bugs in this country and no matter where you go, you should check. It doesn’t matter if it’s a 5-star hotel.”

So, basically, I’m out of luck… sweet. But what can the bed bugs do to me?

However, bed bugs are not known to spread disease and there are no health implications, except for possible allergic reactions.

OK, not much. It probably just reflects really badly on the hotel…. they could probably prevent the bed bugs, right?

The cleanliness of the hotel is not always a true indication of whether there might be a problem. The guest that stayed the night before could easily start the infestation. Bed bugs arrive in this country from overseas most often in the luggage and clothing of guests.

I give up.

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