January 2008

Bed bugs at the College of New Jersey

January 30, 2008

Bed bugs have recently been a problem at the College of New Jersey, according to the Signal. Jessie Lamotta, now a junior history major at the College, was pestered by bed bugs on Cromwell 3 from move-in day to sometime in October during her freshman year. “My roommate woke up with little red bumps on […]

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How to say (or write) “bed bug” in 30 languages

January 29, 2008

Updated 7/14/2013 How to say “bed bug” in 30 languages? I copied them all here, but WordPress couldn’t manage all the characters, so I made a screenshot. From Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary, © 2000-2006 K Dictionaries Ltd. (I added Yiddish). Bosnian and Croatian: the term is “stijenica” (stee-ye-neet-sa), according to slowpoke. Dutch: the correct modern […]

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Readers Digest: “Yikes! I think I have bed bugs!”

January 29, 2008

A Readers Digest story in the February 2008 issue confirms how far bed bugs have come.

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The first “bed bug seminar” hit New York City last night

January 29, 2008

The first of three bed bug seminars planned by the city of New York happened last night. NBC Channel 4 did a brief recap on the 11 o’clock news, but video is not available from wnbc.com as of this writing. Bedbugger was not on the scene, unfortunately, but we did get some eyewitness reports. Our […]

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Bed bugs from Saskatoon to Salt Lake City

January 29, 2008

Today, bed bug news from Saskatoon and Salt Lake City. First, an entire apartment building is being treated for bed bugs in the Fairhaven area of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan after “a couple isolated incidents” of bed bugs. This appears to be a fairly proactive move, if it is true that the incidents were isolated and few […]

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Word of bed bugs is spreading

January 27, 2008

Check out the quotation from the last paragraph of this discussion with Edith Grossman,  in Book Forum, which calls her “the foremost English translator of Spanish-language literature:” Grossman is a reader’s reader, happy to have gotten cheap paperbacks from neighborhood stores like the old Shakespeare & Co., Labyrinth Books (now Bookculture), and Papyrus (now Morningside […]

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Bed bugs in Lincoln, Nebraska

January 26, 2008

KETV.com in Omaha reports on Angie Rempe, who’s been living with bed bugs for eight months. “By the time we found out what they were, they had totally coated the seams of the mattresses,” said Rempe. She now finds bed bugs in the baseboards, closets and in cracks in the ceiling of her apartment. The […]

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modafinil, bed bugs, and a Travelodge in San Francisco

January 26, 2008

Check out Maciej Ceglowski’s story of how the Bed Bug Registry came to be. The programmer behind the Bed Bug Registry is a fabulous writer.

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How to avoid bed bugs, according to Texas A&M’s student paper

January 22, 2008

Independent Texas A&M student paper thebatt.com covers bed bugs this week. They mention the seminars in New York City, and the interesting research out of the Center for Urban and Structural Entomology (CUSE, housed at Texas A&M) on bed bugs and chicken farms. And–because it’s a college paper, perhaps–they dig right into the fascinating and […]

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Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana hold tri-state “Emergency Meeting” about bed bugs

January 22, 2008

The Kentucky Post and WCPO (ABC9 in Cincinnati) reported that there was an “Emergency Meeting” held behind closed doors last Friday to discuss the bed bug problem in the tri-state area of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. (Indiana was not mentioned by name in any of the articles, but we can assume it’s the third state […]

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Bed bug highlights from the 2008 Purdue Pest Management Conference

January 21, 2008

This set of notes from the recent Purdue Pest Management Conference is from our bed bug professional-incognito, “Winston O. Buggy.” Thanks, Winston! Following are some important tidbits covered at the conference submitted for your information and action agendas. More work is being done on field strains of bed bugs, as opposed to much early work […]

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New York Times Real Estate Q&A: do sellers have to notify buyers about prior bed bug infestations?

January 20, 2008

This Q&A in the New York Times Real Estate section brings up an interesting question. A couple selling a New York City apartment had bed bugs six months ago. They have not noticed any problem since. So the question is, do they need to disclose that the property they’re selling had bed bugs recently? Jay […]

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