Hey, where are you sleeping tonight?
Not with you. I'm going to go to Joe Biden's room, and see if I can tick him off.
Be careful, he might put you in shackles!
No problem. I've been running a lot lately, so I'm faster than usual. Where do you plan to sleep?
In Mrs. Clinton's suite.
Good choice. Well, we'd better get going. The convention's almost ready to begin.
IT’S THE OIL STUPID
By David Hill
The Washington Times
Monday, September 3, 2012
Bedbugs, like those shown here, have been reported at nine of the hotels being used for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. (Associated Press)
Charlotte has a long way to go before its bedbug levels approach cities such as New York, Cincinnati and Washington, D.C., where recent infestations have made national news, but a study this year by pest control company Orkin shows activity there has been on the rise.
The survey, released in March, rated Charlotte as having the 33rd-most bedbug reports of any city in 2011. The list was topped by Cincinnati, Chicago and Detroit.
By contrast, the GOP’s choice for its convention last week, Tampa, Fla., didn’t make the list of the 50 most-infested cities.
Jung W. Kim, environmental senior specialist for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, said that bedbugs are on the rise, but about half of cases go unreported because victims don’t react to bites.
Mr. Kim said upon checking into a hotel, guests should inspect their mattress, box spring and the back of their headboard for bedbug fecal matter in the form of tiny black dots.
He said guests should request a new room if they suspect bedbugs, and could take other steps such as keeping their luggage in the bathroom or putting washable items in the dryer immediately after returning home.
“You may get bites, but you’re not going to bring any bedbugs to your home,” he said. “As long as you don’t bring bedbugs to your home, you should be fine.”