By Erica Gross. Bedding. Published at Monday, May 07th, 2018 - 00:24:35 AM.
If you‘re in the hospitality industry, this is one website you don‘t want to find yourself on. BedbugRegistry.com is a free public database that encourages people to report bed bug experiences, specifically at hotels. There‘s a quick reporting form for listing the hotel name and street address which is translated into a dot-covered map of the U.S. showing the locations of each reported infestation. A list of the hotels and other infestation sites is provided to warn travelers. What the site doesn‘t do is verify reports, nor does it indicate when a hotel has successfully remedied the problem. The old adage there‘s no such thing as bad publicity doesn‘t carry any credence with hoteliers. They know that even a whispered rumor can have a disastrous effect on business. Websites that detail horror-laced reports of being eaten alive by bed bugs during an overnight stay in a hotel or motel play on growing public hysteria about these blood-sucking parasites. Fanned by a blitz of media attention, an accusation can instantly damage a hotel‘s hard-earned reputation and frighten away guests.
Murphy beds or the wall beds are another option available. Here the bed is stored against the wall and can be folded out for use when needed. The wall beds come in high quality and designs to match your home decor that it might be difficult to tell there is a bed. These are ideal for a small apartment or as guest beds to be used in your den or study. There are varieties available where the bed is stored inside a closet with doors. You also have the Fu chest futon bed another option for hidden beds. They look like attractive chest of drawers when not in use. The mattress is stored within this designed faux chest of drawers. The trundle bed is another convenient and good option for a space saving bed. It is basically an extra bed that can be stored under the regular bed. When needed it can be rolled out from under the main bed. It is a great option to have for kids sleepover parties. There are variations available. The basic one is a low frame and there are others available that can rise up to the height of the main bed. It is usually advisable to buy the trundle bed as a set, a pair designed to fit and work together.
If you‘re shopping for bunk beds, then most likely you‘re probably shopping with your children in mind. Most children just love bunk beds and will doubtless be more than thrilled to sleep in them. There are however many accidents involving children and bunk beds every year. If you are to buy your children a bunk bed, just be sure to have a word with them and stress there not to play or fight on them. It may also be wise to put the younger child on the lower bunk. A Murphy bed usually fits into a wall or cabinet, this makes them extremely helpful if you have a small room. When you‘re not using them, you simply store them away, which gives you much more room during the day. You will find that they are available in many different sizes. A futon bed can be folded up and also used as a sofa. They are easily affordable and very helpful if you are possibly accommodating a guest.
What you don‘t see is hotels suing guests who bring bed bugs with them. Adept hitchhikers, they enter hotel rooms in guests‘ luggage or on their clothing. Most won‘t leave with the guest; they‘ll nest in and near the bed awaiting the next occupant and their next meal. Bed bugs are not a sanitation issue. About the size of an apple seed, the tiny nocturnal pests are nuisance parasites that feed on human blood. They do not transmit disease but can cause considerable emotional distress. In about 50% of their victims, bed bug bites produce itchy red welts that may take two days to develop, complicating detection. Many hotel guests check out before an infestation is discovered. Prolific breeders, females can produce up to 500 eggs during their one-year lifespan.
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