“The Kentucky Department for Public Health is encouraging people to learn more about bed bugs, the small, brownish insects that feed on the blood of animals.” Paradoxically, this article contains almost no content or explanation of how they’ll do that.
“But not all tenants are capable of looking after themselves. Some people are reclusive; some are hoarders; some are not rational; some have disabilities; and not everyone has friends or family.” Another bed bugs in Canada story from Joe Fiorito.
“A double-barrelled problem: the stigma of the bugs, and the fear of retaliation by the landlord. That’s common in social housing.” Joe Fiorito is apparently on the Star’s unofficial bed bug beat. Go Joe!
“We’ve never had this before. I wish the public would know this. We aren’t here by choice. We were hardworking people. Many of us are women whose husbands have died. We are teachers, counsellors; responsible people.” Another Joe Fiorito article.
bed bug news for 2007-11-11: Lexington, KY and Toronto, ON
by bedbugger on November 10, 2007
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