A local couple claims a popular movie theater in hollywood is infested with bed bugs and they say they have the bites to. The regal cinemas 16 theater in port charlotte town center was affected the florida department of. Unfortunatley im not allowed to comment and you guys cant film in the lobby, the manager said. Oct 21, 2014 family says theater had bed bugs published october 21, 2014 updated on october 21, 2014 at 6. Regal cinema 16 in port charlotte treated for bed bugs nbc2 news. Jul 24, 2015 can i sue a movie theater for bed bugs. The luxury dinein theater chain was forced to close all its locations in march due to the covid19 outbreak. I went to the movies last february and 5 minutes into the movie my forearm begin itching badly to the point my boyfriend at the time started scratching my. There are other conditions present in a movie theater that promote the infestation of bed bugs. Jun 15, 2017 the manager gave the patrons some free movie passes and originally thought the problem might be an allergic reaction to cleaning chemicals used in the theater.
Moviegoers claim bedbugs bit them at hollywood movie theater. An arizona woman says bed bugs were feasting on her and a friends arm shortly after they sat down to enjoy the scifi drama flatliners at the amc at westgate in glendale. Amc empire theater latest to tackle bed bug menace cbs. But going to the movie theater may send you home with more than you bargained for, as bed bugs in pittsburgh are a serious problem and have recently been spotted in several movie theaters in pa as well as across the country. Woman says she was bitten by bed bugs at a valley movie theater.
Theyve been found everywhere from fine hotels to highend clothiers. Port charlotte movie theatre with bed bugs cape coral. New yorkcentric website gothamist has published an article claiming that the amc empire 25 multiplex the one located right in the heart of times square has bed bugs living in the seats. Governor says drivein theaters 100% fine, but lake. The cinemark 16 is not the first movie theater to have a bed bug problem. Woman says she was bitten by bed bugs at a valley movie. Oct, 2017 bed bugs return to nys popular times square amc movie theater october, 2017 12. By taking these simple precautions, you can prevent these hitchhiking bugs from returning home with you and turning your life into a scary movie. American eagle outfitters is investigating reports of bed bugs at a store located in a florida mall.
American eagle investigating report of bed bugs at florida. Bed bugs can withstand a wide range of temperatures, from nearly freezing to 122 degrees fahrenheit. Since the human body gives out carbon dioxide and heat, the bed bugs get attracted to these elements and come out to feed upon the unsuspecting host. The scent from the glands of bed bugs produces a musty odor that resembles the smell of moldy clothes. You are just as likely to see bedbugs in a movie theater and you are in your office cubicle, a dr office waiting room, an. Since we mentioned carbon dioxide, lets start with that one. Posted nov 27, 2018 port charlotte town center, a shopping mall in port charlotte, florida, is pictured. Bed bugs found in movie theaters moyer pest control. Movie theaters you may catch more than a matinee at your local cineplex. Bed bug problems are surfacing at movie theatres sterns chatter. Bed bugs, clearly, where on the publics consciousness, and just as every runny nose these days rings of h1n1 swine flu, every bug bite victim suspected bed bugs. American eagle investigating report of bed bugs at florida mall store updated jan 29, 2019.
Returned from a wonderful, relaxing cruise mexican riviera on march 7th discovered several red bites on my back on about the the 10th of march itchy, itchy, itchy. Stark service areas map spanning from arizona to florida. The topic of this article is to help movie goers avoid bed bugs in movie theater seats and also prevent them from bring these pests back home. Campbell said she wasnt surprised to hear that bed bugs had turned up in a bar. We have confirmed a charlotte county movie theater has been treated for a bed bud infestation. Apr 11, 2016 if there are enough bed bugs in the theater you are in, your nose may tell you. Bed bugs hatchlings are so small they can pass through a stitchhole in a mattress. Aug 18, 2010 a 25screen movie theater in new yorks bustling times square is the latest city business to shut down temporarily as it battles a bedbug infestation.
Bed bugs are bloodfeeding insects figures that feed mainly on the blood of. Amc empire theater latest to tackle bed bug menace cbs new york. Wherever there are people, there is a high probability that bed bugs are either already there or soon will be. The national bed bug association of america has however proclaimed that there is a marked rise in reports of bed bugs in movie theater seats and are warning movie goers to remain cautious and follow certain precautionary measures to avoid these pests. Local amc says theater treated for bedbugs youtube. I went to regal cinema in port charlotte town mall on september 3, 2015. It was, i was go south bed bugs feasting on her arm as she feasted on her popcorn professor don gooch is an expert in the area in sex study and heres.
Moviegoers claim bed bugs bit them at hollywood theater cbs. Ron desantis says drivein theaters are 100% fine, potentially opening the door for the revival of this throwback form of. In reality, if the ua had bed bugs, its a perfect nesting ground to spark a pandemic. A valley woman says bed bugs were feasting on her and a friends arm shortly after they sat down to enjoy the scifi drama flatliners at the amc at westgate in glendale. While movie theaters throughout the sunshine state remain closed, gov. Florida couple says they got bed bugs from port charlotte mall matthew nystrom said he noticed bed bugs in his home after his wife bought new jeans for him at a port charlotte town center. Bed bugs return to nys popular times square amc movie theater. Nov 14, 2014 we have confirmed a charlotte county movie theater has been treated for a bed bug infestation. But according to an email, the theater manager told the city of hollywood that ecolab inspected for bed bugs in response to the complaints, but the company didnt find any insects. Bed bugs can survive for several months without eating.
Frank theatres 2111 tamiami trl s, venice, florida 34293 rated 3. You may catch more than a matinee at your local cineplex. Nearly 80 percent are most concerned about encountering bed bugs at hotels. Woman claims bed bugs bit her while at hollywood movie theater.
Limit the personal belongings you bring with you to avoid bringing home your own critter horror show. With cushy, upholstered seats and plenty of human hosts, the movie theater is prime real estate for bedbugs looking for a meal. You are just as likely to see bedbugs in a movie theater and you are in your office cubicle, a dr office waiting room, an airplane seat, in a rentacar or a your childrens school. We have confirmed a charlotte county movie theater has been treated for a bed bug infestation. Santillana said the bites took more than a week to stop itching and. Bed bugs lurk at movie theaters action pest control. Woman claims she was bitten by bedbugs at central alabama. Jun 28, 2011 how to avoid bed bugs in movie theaters when you go to the movie theater, chances are good you do not think about bed bugs, but they could easily be present. Moviegoers claim bed bugs bit them at hollywood theatertwo women said they brought their children to see a movie at the regal cinemas in oakwood plaza last month and left with more than a happy. Bedbugs will cling to any fabric that smells like a tastyhuman buffetopportunity and travel from place to place, look for a new homenest to build. Oct 21, 2014 moviegoers claim bed bugs bit them at hollywood theater.
Cbsap no longer content to explore trendy retail stores, new yorks army of bedbugs invaded a 25screen movie theater in new yorks. Bed bugs will hitch a ride in luggage, backpacks, on clothing or in shoes to travel from place to place. There sure are a lot of summer blockbuster movies out this year man of steel, world war z and monsters university to name a few and if youre like most of us, youd probably like to catch one or two, if you get the chance. I saw one my husband right after the movies, she said. Florida couple says they got bed bugs from port charlotte mall. Bed bug draw blood for about five minutes before retreating to digest. Bed bug problems are surfacing at movie theatres sterns. Those bed bugs a lot and when i shine the light they run and got into the crevice of the seat. Theatres are dark and cool, a perfect environment for bed bugs. Movie screens will be operational in the coming weeks at ipic theaters across the u. Popular new york city movie theater is allegedly infested.
If there are enough bed bugs in the theater you are in, your nose may tell you. Bed bug experts said the infestation on the theater chair looked at least two weeks old, as the bugs. Aug 20, 2010 have you seen bed bugs in the movie popcorn. They mainly reside in the cracks and crevices of cushions present on the seats. A woman says bed bugs were feasting on her and a friends arm shortly after they sat down at the amc at westgate in glendale. Amc empire 25 had their latest bed bug treatment tuesday night after a specialist detected bugs in the. Aug 18, 2010 the latest location to report bed bugs is the amc empire movie theater in times square. Santillana said shes certain the bed bugs came from the theater. Bed bugs can feed on us when we are fully awake and relaxing on a couch, or any other furniture we sit on. Theyve been found in movie theaters, which makes sense. An adult female can lay up to 5 eggs a day, which, under the right circumstances, can cause a small infestation to become a large problem very quickly.
Dont let the bed bugs bite with complete bed bug removal from stark exterminators. The florida department of health in charlotte county confirmed they received a complaint. Several shoppers have claimed that theyve been encountered bed bugs after buying clothing at. Is it possible to take bedbugs home with you from a movie theater. Couple claims hollywood movie theater is infested with bed bugs.
Regal cinema 16 in port charlotte treated for bed bugs. Family says theater had bed bugs nbc 6 south florida. West volusia drivein deltona, fl 939 hollywood boulevard drive in deltona, fl 32725. Moviegoers claim bed bugs bit them at hollywood theater. Regal cinemas bed bugs port charlotte, fl feb 07, 2017. More people come forward about bedbugs at movie theater. Woman says she was attacked by bedbugs at local movie theater. More people come forward about bedbugs at movie theater youtube. How to avoid bed bugs in movie theaters bed bugs insider. Local 10s roger lohse asked the theater manager is the auditorium had been treated for bed bugs. After trying several different lotions, creams, etc.1021 705 480 1258 728 196 1120 580 82 1392 87 1007 991 611 882 1456 929 1273 733 225 271 87 719 47 805 492 389 1294 99 533 1377 951 51 243 324 890 1029 1222 1353