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Travelers bring rash of bed bug claims

The corny headline may be a bit premature, but apparently lawyers at the Frith law firm in Roanoke are working up bed bug cases arising from motels along Interstates 81 and 95.  They have some advice to keep from becoming a victim yourself.

Lauren Ellerman advises travelers to check out the furniture on arrival in any suspect motel room.  She suggests looking for the Gideon Bible — usually in a bedside table.  Because the little critters like dark spaces near where humans are, you might find them in the drawer with the Bible.  They may be easier to spot in the drawer than in the bed linens or mattress.

Ellerman’s blog post has advice on what to do if you have the misfortune of spending the night with bed bugs.

By Peter Vieth

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