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Rodeway Inn, Helen, GA Complaint - Bug Season! - 2 night hotel stay

Review by willster on 2009-07-12
HELEN, GEORGIA -- As soon as we checked into the Rodeway Inn in Helen, GA on 6/23/09 we noticed flies in the room. Big flies, baby flies, LOTS of flies! We killed about 20 or 30 and noticed there were still plenty more so we notified the front desk. We were lent a flyswatter to dispatch the rest of them. We killed a few dozen more and then noticed a dead roach on the bathroom floor, and a beetle who escaped under the toilet before I could get him. When I was plugging in my computer I noticed raisins and other debris on the floor that had not been cleaned up from the previous guests. Maybe flies like filth. I have stayed here a few times before with varying levels of satisfaction but this was the worst.
Comments:50 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-07-13
Posted by CrazyRedHead on 2009-07-12:
There were maggots in the room?!? Ewwwwww!!!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-07-12:
Whether these were fruit flies or house flies, that many of them usually means something's decaying close by. You'd have been justified requesting another room.
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-07-12:
You HOPE they were raisins!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-07-12:
OMG
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-07-12:
Are you SURE those were raisins? I don't want to know how you found out for sure...I couldn't deal with that, if even ONE fly gets in the house, it is my mission for the day to stop at nothing to get it.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-07-12:
OMG
Posted by MRM on 2009-07-12:
DB, I have one of those fly swatters with the zapper and it works great! I shall do a thorough review of this useful gizmo when I get a chance.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-07-12:
A fly swatter WITH a zapper? Why would you need both? If you're aim is good, you squish the fly guts all over the wall, why would a dead fly need zapped?
I've only had ONE fly in my apartment in the 7 years I lived here...guess word must have gotten around! LOL!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-07-12:
My cats eat any flies we get.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-07-12:
Watching Fireflies in the Mid West is something different for those from the West Coast. We don't have them out here. They are a trip after a few drinks.
Posted by tnchuck100 on 2009-07-12:
We also have a cat that will relentlessly pursue a fly until the fly is no more. See, DB, cats are GOOD!
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-07-12:
Cats are EVIL!
Posted by old fart on 2009-07-12:
Super... the east coast is crawling with fireflies...
I like them little devils
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-07-12:
If it weren't for the stinkin' cats and their litter box, the flies wouldn't be buzzing around...no praise for the cat that cause's the problem, then acts as if it's doing the owner a favor by killing the fly! It's a conspiracy of theirs! I'm tellin' ya, they are EVIL!
Posted by tnchuck100 on 2009-07-12:
Basher, just for the sake of understanding exactly what happened between you and cats to give you this incorrect perception of the darlings?
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-07-12:
Old F...if your fireflies are crawling...you better check and see if they aren't firecrawls instead. I'd think a bug man would know the difference.

Chuckie...NOTHING! I never gave them a chance to do anything to me!
Posted by tnchuck100 on 2009-07-12:
However, I will concede one point. Cats do not have owners. They have STAFF!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-07-12:
DB!!!! Cats are glorious creatures! Why, my two walk on me at 2AM, meow in my face with cat-food breath, romp thru the house knocking stuff over, roll around in the tub with each other making so much noise you fear the building is about to come down....I could go on and on.
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-07-12:
MRM, please do that product review. If we get ONE fly in the house it drives the dogs crazy all night.

And chuck, one of our kitties is good about catching flies, but she's good about napping through the fly drama sometimes, too.
Posted by old fart on 2009-07-12:
Matilda can't be bothered with stalking flies when she's got us to do her bidding
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-07-12:
VERY true tnchuck100. I pay their rent, pay for their food, snacks, toys, beds, clean their box, etc.....

All for the privilege of having then DELIBERATLY turn their back and ignore me when I ask them to come to me.
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-07-12:
One of these days, a stray is going to adopt DB and she will fall in luv...
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-07-12:
You guys should just get a nice dog, truly Man's Best Friend.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-07-12:
Raven, do you live above ZZrokk? LOL!

OMG! I can't believe it! A FLY just flew past my face...Gotta get him now...I can't believe that....I JUST said there's been only ONE fly here in SEVEN Years...Ok, I'll be back after I teach this critter a lesson!
Posted by old fart on 2009-07-12:
Raven... some cats will do that.. Matilda responds to commands like "come here", "go see momma", hop up", "jump down" and a stern "NO"!
She's a pretty smart old lady...
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-07-12:
Ok...I'm going on a hunt now...be back later! WITH PICTURES!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-07-12:
VERY true tnchuck100. I pay their rent, pay for their food, snacks, toys, beds, clean their box, etc.....

All for the privilege of having then DELIBERATLY turn their back and ignore me when I ask them to come to me.
Posted by tnchuck100 on 2009-07-12:
Boki, in the last couple of years I have got a pretty good feel for what DB might and might not do in a cat situation. IF she did warm up to a cat she would not admit it here. Her reputation will not allow it.
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-07-12:
Hahaha chuck! She might even have a sweet little kitty right now and just not telling us! ;)
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-07-12:
Yup, one of mine almost always comes when called. She also knows: hungry? outside? and "what the hell are you doing??"

Once of them just landed on my desk, and when I picked her up to put her in my lap, I SWAER the look on her face said:

"leave me alone, lady, Put me down lady... I didn't ask to be handled, lady."

LOL, DB I have been in love with cats my whole life. Facinating creatures.

Posted by Anonymous on 2009-07-12:
*SIGH* I have to get up now, and take the beast out on the balcony to sun herself.
Posted by CrazyRedHead on 2009-07-13:
If cats are evil then I have 4 little devils in my house. I had a cat a long time ago that would kill wasps and other bees, along with flies. I have had cats my whole life and if I don't have one then there is a place in my heart that is empty. I actually prefer the company of cats to people, preferably siamese. I'm gonna be the crazy cat lady at the end of the dead end street when I get old.
Posted by old fart on 2009-07-13:
Siamese cats are incredible... I had a siamese who weighed in at 20 pounds.. when he walked down the hall he appeared to be bowlegged...
When I lived in New Jersey we had our grandson visit us for a week and Genghis Khat resented his intrusion so much that when the kid went home the cat started "marking" his territory...
The last thing he did before we took him to the animal shelter was to hop up on the counter where I had laid the months bills to pay and pee all over them.
I dried the bills out and sent them anyway...
It gave new meaning to the phrase, "pi$$ on it"...
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-07-13:
Hey RedHead...that's why you're called, 'Crazy'...LOL

Anyway, that fly lastnight turned out to be just an 'eye floater'...my Dad convinced me of it and I think he was right. I hate those floating spots, why can't someone do something about them?
Posted by Ponie on 2009-07-13:
DB, after a while those floaters just seem to fade away into the background. Several years ago I had to have a detached retina repaired. I thought I'd go crazy the first three months or so after the surgery. Now? Don't even notice them or even know if I have them. Hope yours do the same thing.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-07-13:
I've had them for as long as I can remember but I never really notice them unless I pay attention to them. I guess with all the talk about bugs, they thought they'd have a good laugh at me...LOL! I just wonder this, if a person has blue or green eyes, do they have blue or green floaters? Does it have anything to do with the color of the eyes, cause mine are brown with brown floaters.

(C2O, I'm talking about EYE FLOATERS, not the floaters you have in your hot tub...so, don't even go there with me)
Posted by Ponie on 2009-07-13:
Nah, I don't think eye color has anything to do with it, DB. My eyes are green and the floaters were/are black. The power of suggestion, right?
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-07-13:
Eye floaters look like black or gray specks, strings or cobwebs that drift about when you move your eyes. Most eye floaters are caused by age-related changes that occur as the jelly-like substance (vitreous) inside your eyes becomes more liquid.

When this happens, microscopic fibers within the vitreous tend to clump together. These clumps of debris float around within the vitreous cavity, and they can cast tiny shadows on your retina, which you may see as floaters.

Eye floaters are most noticeable when you look at a plain bright background such as a blue sky or a plain white wall. They can be a nuisance, but most people learn to ignore them.

If you notice a sudden increase in the number of eye floaters you see, contact an eye specialist immediately — especially if you also see flashes of light or notice that your vision has become hazy. These can be symptoms of a retinal tear or a retinal detachment, which requires prompt attention.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/eye-floaters/ds01036

I get them occassionally too, sometimes after leaning over and then standing up abruptly.

Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-07-13:
"age-related changes" WHAAAAAAAAT????????????
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-07-13:
How do you get them occasionally, I thought you either have them or you don't...mine never goes away. When I was getting lasik eye surgery, I asked the doc if he can do anything with that thar laser to get rid of the floaters...he said he'd be one rich man if he could...so, that basically answered my question.
Posted by Eloise on 2009-07-13:
I think that sometimes it is bothersome than others. By the way I've had floaters since I was a little girl. (No comments from the cheap seats!)
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-07-13:
ooo DB, I didn't realize you have a permanent one. That would be most annoying!

And you're not old, you're still a mere wee babe.

I think I started noticing them in my 20's as well.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-07-13:
I wish it was only one...my eyes are full of them. I can perform self-hypnosis on me just by following them back and forth...LOL!
Posted by Ponie on 2009-07-13:
Now, I'm not one to doubt the Mayo Clinic but I really wonder if there might be exceptions in some cases regarding the 'age related' statements. I had my accident just after I entered my 30th year--unless the Mayo Clinic considers 30 to be 'aged.'
Note to DB: I had to do this post, both for your and my benefit, and I have to include Eloise also. :)
Posted by Eloise on 2009-07-13:
Ponie, wow thirty years old you've got one foot in the grave! :)
Posted by Ponie on 2009-07-13:
LOL, Eloise! I wish. Note I said 'several years ago.'
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-07-13:
Oh Ponie, mine was before that, and I took the age-related thingy with a grain of salt. But then, I've only had mild and very temporary instances.
Posted by Ponie on 2009-07-13:
Gotcha, Boki. I see we're on the same page.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2009-07-13:
Being 28, I don't mind if people actually think I'm 30.
Posted by Eloise on 2009-07-13:
Ponie, I'm right there with you.

Debtor, I'm sure you don't look a day over 18. :0

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