Bed Bugs Take Over Hawaiian Airport: No One Surprised
We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to bring you breaking news: bed bugs have taken over Honolulu’s largest airport, Daniel K. Inouye International. In a shocking revelation (not), multiple gates were closed for decontamination after these nasty little pests were discovered in Terminal 2 earlier this week.
The Hawaii Department of Transportation confirmed that the insidious insects infested one of the E Gates on Monday, but let’s be honest, no one is surprised that bed bugs made it past security and into an airport terminal.
In response to the pesky little blood-suckers making themselves at home, local outlet KITV4 reported that Gates E5, 6 and 7 were shut down through Wednesday night while staff carried out a deep cleaning with carpet removal and non-toxic bug spray application. A pest control company was also called in for preventive measures.
Bed Bugs: Travel’s Newest Souvenir
If you thought bringing home a little sand in your shoes from your Hawaiian vacation was the perfect souvenir, think again! These unwanted travel companions may just make their way into your luggage instead of the seashells you carefully collected on the beach.
In case it wasn’t already apparent, these little critters can conceal themselves for long periods in hard-surface crevices or inside softer materials such as seams of luggage, bedding and clothing items – truly making them some of our most unwanted travel companions!
Fear Not: Flights Are Unaffected
Fortunately for travelers (and unfortunately for bed bugs), no flights were scheduled to be impacted by this mini-invasion at Honolulu’s airport. However, State officials have said that additional sanitation measures will continue over the next few weeks to prevent any recurrence; meaning there’s still hope if future generations are looking to leave Hawaii with everything except memories behind!
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