September 2007

Queries from Bed Bug Helloise: hanging clothes storage?

September 30, 2007

A reader on the forums asked a question about those zippered clothes closets being used to store clothing during a bed bug infestation. Nobugs and Doug both answered (so far). But Nobugs ceded this to my hands, since I am the person responsible for helpful hints. I have not a hint, however, but a query: […]

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News of the World: New Bedbug Horror Facing England

September 30, 2007

News of the World covered bed bugs this week. The article comes under the banner “New Bedbug Horror Facing England,” and below a photo of a Titanic-like bed bug floating through a sea of white carpeting fibers: (Photo by News of the World) It is entitled, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers!” NOTW journalist Sophy Ridge […]

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Hotels beginning to be “certified by” bed bug dogs

September 27, 2007

We knew this was coming, but this is the first actual report I’ve heard of a hotel displaying a sign saying they were bed bug-free. The Blue Moon Hotel in the Lower East Side of New York City is a boutique hotel where, Tripadvisor tells us, the average room costs $637 a night. According to […]

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Margaret Cho on bed bugs: “so New York”

September 27, 2007

Margaret Cho is bringing her touring burlesque-style variety show to The Zipper Factory in New York City this week. Bed bugs came up near the end of this interview with Tony Phillips in Boston’s online journal Edge. The context is that interviewer Tony Phillips is apologizing for not having more suggestions for Cho’s stay in […]

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Portland’s public housing and bed bugs

September 26, 2007

According to WCSH6.com, Bed bugs are spreading in Greater Portland (Maine). The brief article describes how Raymond Leavitt sees “dozens of bed bugs” at night in his Portland apartment. Officials with the Portland Housing Authority, who oversee Franklin Towers where Raymond lives, say bed bugs are a problem in most of their properties. They say […]

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Useful information: list of pesticides labeled for bed bugs / Info. for apartment managers

September 25, 2007

This list from techletter.com, a Pest Control industry website, shows all the products labeled for us against bed bugs in the USA. It helpfully classifies those labeled for spraying on mattresses, and those not labeled for mattresses. It’s now in the sidebar under Bed Bug Information (and then under “Pesticides Labeled…”) so you can find […]

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Bed bug postage stamps!

September 24, 2007

Spread the news about bed bugs with an icky postage stamp designed by Gary_Alpert (made with zazzle, which lets you make your own legal US postage stamps). It’s $14.95 for a sheet of 20, so I don’t expect these to catch on very soon, except maybe as collector’s items for the entomologist in your life. […]

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Bed bugs in Canadian hospital’s pediatric unit

September 24, 2007

The Times-Colonist reports that three rooms in Victoria General Hospital’s pediatrics unit were “sealed off” for bed bug treatment last week. Bed bugs were found in three separate $3000 sleeper chairs. Though the article notes they were slated for replacement anyway, that really is a large price tag. “It’s unknown how [the bed bugs] got […]

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Bed bugs up 500% in UK in last 12 months

September 24, 2007

According to this BBC article last week. Supporting but unscientific evidence: our map showing UK readers of bedbugger.com since June 2nd of this year (less than 4 months). Note: Ireland is not looking so good either. Unscientifically-speaking of course, there does appear to be a link between population density and interest in bed bugs. Also […]

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NYC bed bug news this week: The Villager

September 24, 2007

Bed bugs in The Villager.

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new Useful Stuff page

September 23, 2007

This link new Useful Stuff page now links to a number of products people mention at bedbugger.com. There are links to purchasing mattress covers, ziploc XL bags, food grade DE, and so on. This was recommended by a reader, and I hope it helps you.

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Bed bugs usually plague a city for a few weeks before being eradicated. Really, Waterbury Health Department?

September 23, 2007

IMG_1153.JPG Photo by ry_aka_olympia Waterbury, Connecticut has had a recent bed bug outbreak in a number of locations. Last week, we were told in the Republican-American online of these locations with bed bug infestations, which had been reported to the Health Dept.: 553 South Main St. (two apartments in a multi-unit building; all the rest […]

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