January 2007

New York City public schools continue to be treated for bed bugs

January 18, 2007

A new article in the Queens Gazette yesterday reported on the ongoing infestation in Queens, NYC public schools. This is an update to previous accounts of bed bugs in the NYC public schools (and not, I might add, just in Queens). The current article states, Efforts to combat bedbugs in seven District 30 schools have […]

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Tales of bed bug woe: Allergicgirl’s questions

January 18, 2007

Editor’s note: I am still trying to find the best way of using the architecture of this blog to organize our information. The “Share your tales” and “Success Stories” pages are not getting much attention, so I am going to try another tactic. Each week, at least, I’ll start a new thread “Tales of bed […]

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bed bug lawsuit against the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kensington, London

January 15, 2007

I was sent a press release today from lawyers working on a bed bug case. The news release is at PRforLAW.com and I have quoted some of the release below.   One Of The World’s Premier Luxury Hotels, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London, Rented Bed Bug-Infested Room To Prominent Licensing / Intellectual Property Attorney […]

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Crain’s reports: “Exterminators make killing on bedbugs”

January 14, 2007

This article on bed bugs in Crain’s New York Business quotes the owner of Liberty Pest Control, in Brooklyn, who calls bed bugs “the new moneymaker.” The article highlights how Pest Control Operators (PCOs) such as Liberty are gettinga huge portion of their revenues from bed bug cases, and targeting their advertising appropriately: Liberty Pest […]

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Stanford bed bugs: university fights back

January 12, 2007

The student paper at Stanford reoprts that the college continues to wage war on bed bugs (note permalink to article no longer works as of 2015): Cimex lectularius, more commonly known as bedbugs, was confirmed plaguing three residences in the fall — Alondra, Granada and one Rains apartment. Stanford Student Housing is on a mission […]

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Boston and bed bugs: Mayor Bloomberg in NYC could learn a thing or two

January 8, 2007

This is what Boston is doing about bed bugs: Apparently there’s a division of the Boston Housing Dept. Inspectional Services (ISD) that inspects housing for bed bugs. Click the following link to load a PDF of their Bed Bug Advisory Sheet, which says briefly what bed bugs are, and notes that landlords are responsible for […]

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35th St. Mattress, NYC

January 8, 2007

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Bed bugs – is DIY bed bug treatment a good idea?

January 8, 2007

Is DIY treatment for bed bugs a good idea? In most cases, no. At least not as a sole treatment plan. Click here to read the short version of this FAQ, including reasons not to do your own bed bug treatment and what you need to know if you must do your own treatment. A […]

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What can go wrong with isolating the bed to keep bed bugs out?

January 6, 2007

If you have tried isolating the bed as per this FAQ, and you have a good mattress cover , you should be aware that bed bugs will still come looking for you. Most commonly, they will come and find you by daylight. They can bite you as you sit in a chair, awake. They can […]

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Bitten by bed bugs: NYC Opera Soprano suing Hilton Suites in Phoenix

January 5, 2007

A soprano from the New York City Opera is suing a hotel in Phoenix where she claims she suffered bed bug bites. Trainer, who lives on the upper West Side, said she was staying at the Hilton Suites in Phoenix for a November performance when she woke up at 3:30 a.m. and found “a couple […]

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dealing with post-bedbug paranoia: how to travel after bed bugs

January 5, 2007

I mentioned Windy City Mike recently as a “success story,” since he’s been bed bug free for some time, and even moved successfully without his bugs. His bed bug stories are very informative and well-written. Mike contacted me today with a question he’d like me to pose on the blog. It’s a really good question. […]

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Son of “Share your tales of Bed Bug Woe” and success stories

January 3, 2007

(Updated 1/10/2007): BuggedinBrooklyn requested a place to tell your personal stories of ongoing battles with bed bugs. These stories began here. They continued below. And there are yet more. To read the latest tale of bed bug woe, start with the one on the top of this page. Comments below are disabled so we won’t […]

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