June 2007

Furniture scavenging: does it appeal, in the age of bed bugs?

June 29, 2007

Well, I know what your answer is, of course! But I am glad to see Maxwell at Apartmenttherapy.com covering this question as a poll. I think it’s great AT is taking bed bugs seriously. After all, it’s a home and design blog. Nothing, nothing screws up a home (or design scheme) like bed bugs. Check […]

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More bad news about Denver’s bed bug-infested Halcyon House

June 28, 2007

The bed-bug-infested building which houses mostly elderly and disabled tenants in Denver, Halcyon House, was in the news again today. Ivan Moreno reports for the Rocky Mountain News that the court date finally arrived; the owners sent an attorney to represent them (they’re in Maine), and they were fined $41 for “failing to spray for […]

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Vancouver official blames hanky-panky for bed bugs in nice areas

June 28, 2007

Here’s a new spin on the spread: Vancouver’s health officer thinks people are getting bed bugs in Vancouver because they go to the Downtown Eastside and do “naughty things,” Canada’s CBC news reported yesterday. Bedbugs are spreading across Vancouver. And the city’s chief medical health officer is blaming promiscuity for the itchy problem. “People occasionally […]

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Washington YWCA infested with bed bugs: more elderly, low-income residents being left to itch

June 28, 2007

Omar Fekeiki reported in the Washington Post yesterday that the historic 117-room Phillis Wheatley YWCA at 901 Rhode Island Ave. NW in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington DC is infested with bed bugs, among other problems. (It’s not affiliated with the national YWCA.) The ladies who live there are now withholding rent. Protesting residents who […]

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NYC office of Very Important International Law Firm has bed bugs

June 27, 2007

Legal blog Above the Law has reproduced a memo from the Chairman of well-known law firm (Update: Cadwalader, Wickersham, and Taft) announcing to employees that there is a bed bug problem on the 33rd floor in the Word Processing dept. of that firm. (MediaBistro’s FlishBowlNY blog is also covering this, so the leaked memo is […]

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Vancouver public education forum on bed bugs is a start, but probably not enough

June 27, 2007

And now, some good news: According to “In Brief” in the Globe and Mail, The British Columbia government wants to put the bed-bug problem to sleep in Vancouver. As ridiculous as it sounds, that’s the first time I have ever heard any member of any government saying they wanted to end bed bugs in their […]

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FAQ: dry cleaners and bed bugs

June 26, 2007

Experts recommend washing and drying clothes on hot or dry cleaning them, and keeping them sealed in bags for the duration of treatment. The dry cleaning idea brings up a problem: you must tell the dry cleaners about the bed bugs before giving them your sealed-in-a-bag clothes. A reader asked, Did you have problems finding […]

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Reader Question: is it a bed bug? If so, what to do?

June 25, 2007

A reader, “Waiting in Manhattan,” got in touch with me via email today. She found the insect below wandering around the living room in broad daylight, and she’s waiting to have it inspected by a pest control company tomorrow. This is pretty clearly a photo of a bed bug. My question is: is there anything […]

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bite photos

June 25, 2007

Bedbuggers, The bed bug bite photos page is turning out to be one of the big attractions at our site. Since it obviously is a resource folks need, I want to keep expaning it. If you have clear photos of your own bites (they can’t be from a cameraphone or otherwise small), please consider adding […]

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New York City: Who’s responsible for paying for bed bug treatment? Complicated, in some cases.

June 22, 2007

I just revised the Tenants and Landlords FAQ. I hope everyone who uses this site or the forums will re-read the NYC information (long as it is) because it corrects some misconceptions a lot of us have about the laws regarding who pays for bed bug treatment in rental units here. While the FAQ has […]

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comic (itch) relief

June 22, 2007

A Mark Wilson (MARQUIL) cartoon from empirewire.com (September 28, 2006):

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Bedbugs Take Manhattan #6 (Amanda’s update)

June 22, 2007

More from Apartmenttherapy.com yesterday.

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