April 2008

Bed bugs in NYC: if we could just get Bill Murray on the case

April 30, 2008

Miss Heather of NewYorkShitty.com knows that the war on bed bugs needs a little Bill Murray, Caddyshack-style. She also reminds us there’s a bed bug seminar coming up in Greenpoint next Tuesday.

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Bed bugs at Berkeley will be treated with… say what?

April 30, 2008

Bed bugs in student housing in Berkeley, at the University of California, the Daily Californian reports. Three apartment units at the Smyth-Fernwald Complex near Clark Kerr Campus could have been infested with bedbugs as early as March, according to Jeff Urdahl, campus director for housing operations, maintenance and environment. Yadda, yadda… it happens, and is […]

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Bed bugs in Hamilton, Ontario: lessons for landlords and local governments

April 30, 2008

The Hamilton Spectator reports on the spread of bed bugs in that Ontario city. The story focuses on Lisa Courtney’s bed bug battle: Courtney tossed out her bed, mattress and linens. CityHousing, Hamilton’s social housing agency, had her Cumberland Avenue apartment treated and life returned to normal. But now, the bedbugs are back. Courtney’s anxiety […]

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Bed bugs at the University of Vermont

April 29, 2008

This from the Vermont Cynic, the University of Vermont’s student paper, which claims bed bugs are in UVM’s Living/Learning’s B-Building, in German House (“bed bug” is die Wanze to our Deutsch-speaking friends). Students in a suite of Living/Learning’s B-building were displaced last week after it was discovered that one of the inhabitants had been bitten […]

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Winnipeg HoJo gets sued over bed bugs

April 28, 2008

A Toronto man is suing a Winnipeg Howard Johnson’s motel, claiming he was bitten by bed bugs there. CJOB in Manitoba reports, A Toronto man has filed a civil suit against the Howard Johnson Hotel on Ellice Avenue alleging he caught a case of the bed bugs while rooming at the establishment. Steven Lipson claims […]

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Bed bugs in Time Out New York’s Apartment issue

April 25, 2008

Every spring, Time Out New York does an issue on the apartment rental market. The 2008 issue, out this week, features a story where an interior decorator, plumber, and pest control operator go into prospective rental units and inspect them. The “exterminator” (Samuel Soto of First Rate Exterminators) is looking for roaches, rats, and bed […]

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Milestone: 1/2 a million site visits

April 24, 2008

Hi everyone! I am a bit quiet right now as I’ve had some back trouble and the best thing is not to sit in my computer chair! So I have some articles pending, and they will have to wait. I am logging on for brief periods to read or fix things. I’ll be on more […]

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New Discovery Channel series follows pest control operators at work

April 21, 2008

The first episode (dealing with rats) airs tonight (Monday 4/21) on Discovery at 10:00 pm (check your local listings). But much more exciting news, to you and I, is that next Monday’s show (4/28) will feature bed bugs! The the Verminators episode guide states, Verminators Rookie Mistakes TV-PG (LV) Mike loses his cool when one […]

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Do not adjust your set

April 20, 2008

Bedbugger.com has made a few changes we hope you will like.

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New mattress encasement comparison test data

April 20, 2008

Note that these tests were carried out many years ago. Many products have been created or updated and tested since then. See the Bed Bug Encasements page for the most up to date information we have, and links to more recent testing data. Rick Cooper recently made a presentation at the ESA (December 2007) based […]

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How accurate are human bed bug inspectors, k9s?

April 17, 2008

This article in the Danbury, Connecticut News-Times trumpets the arrival of Squirt, a new bed bug dog who will be working with local Pest Control firm Amtech. The dog was trained by Pepe Peruyero, and dog and trainer are learning to work together. What caught my eye was this snippet: “Humans can see bedbugs 50 […]

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HPD expands bed bug seminars

April 16, 2008

Next week, the NYC Housing and Preservation Department (HPD) appears to be planning a tour de courts. HPD Educator Norburth Drummond will be performing bed bug seminars at lunchtime in courthouses in all five boroughs according to the NYS Small Claims Court website. Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 1-2:00 P.M. Bronx County Housing Court (LIVE) 1118 […]

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