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What Working In Pest Control Has Done To My Kids

Do you check for bed bugs in hotel bedrooms when you travel?I wanted to share a bit of a humorous pest control story with our blog readers.  I have two children, a boy aged 11 and a daughter, who is 14.  Certainly, in our business there’s always an interesting dinner time story… the bed bug fumigation, the rodent in someone’s toilet, etc.

A few weeks ago, we took a quick family trip and stayed at a hotel.  I was in the bathroom getting things set up when I turned around and saw my children pulling off all of the bed sheets!  My first instinct was to scold them, but reason got a hold of me and instead I asked what they were doing.  The response absolutely floored me!  “We’re checking for bed bugs, Mom.  Isn’t this what Ehrlich tells people who are travelling to do?”

Amazing… apparently they’ve been listening.  Now if only they’d clean their rooms without being asked…

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4 Comments

  1. Keith Birkemeyer
    Posted January 11, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    You wish!!!!

  2. Posted January 11, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    Haha, that’s a trip. thanks for posting.

  3. Posted January 13, 2010 at 3:20 am | Permalink

    Just wait till they crawl into a neighbors attic looking for rats.

    They sound adorable!

  4. H.G. Linton III
    Posted July 24, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    I dont know why you dont stay in a fancier place where they check the bed for you like the Ritz-Linton

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