June 2008

New bed bug video from Lou Sorkin’s colony

June 28, 2008

New video of Lou Sorkin’s bed bug colony: Thanks to Lou, for his research, and his generous support of people with bed bugs.

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Bed bugs in another women’s shelter in Charlotte, North Carolina

June 28, 2008

A Charlotte, North Carolina shelter that houses women who have suffered domestic violence has evacuated residents for several weeks while bed bugs are removed, according to the Charlotte Observer: The Charlotte-area United Family Services domestic violence shelter has evacuated its residents to “a safe place” in order to battle a recent infestation of bedbugs, said […]

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Bed bugs biting in Reading, Pennsylvania

June 26, 2008

NBC 4 in New York has a video of a story that originally aired in Reading: this landlord says his tenants in Reading, Pennsylvania are being bitten by bed bugs. Of course, bed bugs are everywhere; we know that. But word spreads slowly, article by article, city by city, town by town.

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Renting a handbag? Maybe not such a good idea bed bug-wise.

June 25, 2008

This company has what seems like a great concept: as a character quips in the new Sex and the City movie, “it’s Netflix for handbags!!!” What a good idea! Designer handbags are hugely expensive (jewelry and sunglasses are also available). Why not get a new handbag every week, for a fraction of the cost of […]

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No bed bugs in Dubai? Or a Greenpoint stoop sale? Don’t be so sure.

June 25, 2008

A piece on Donald Trump’s new Trump International Hotel & Tower in Dubai brings us a bed bug sighting in the New York Observer’s Style section: Which brought us to the host, developer Donald Trump. “The building is going to be something the likes of which has never been done before,” he said of the […]

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Halifax tenants angry about bed bugs? Time for action.

June 23, 2008

A Halifax resident going by the moniker “Bugged by Bedbugs” used the soapbox “Love the way we bitch” on Halifax website The Coast, to call fellow residents to action on the bed bug issue, in a post entitled “WTF is with the bedbugs?”: There is a certain trio of dusky-colored high-rise apartment buildings in Halifax […]

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Nebraska library hosts “Bed Bugs” pyjamas story time

June 21, 2008

The Grand Island, Nebraska Independent [dead link to article removed] reports that the local library’s Children’s Summer Reading Program will feature a story called “Bed Bugs” Tuesday evening: “Bed Bugs,” at 6:30 p.m. is a family story time where kids can come dressed in their pajamas. In their pajamas! Perhaps hot on the heels of […]

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Bed bugs under discussion at university housing officers’ conference

June 20, 2008

Bed bugs thrive in colleges, for many reasons. College students move often, sometimes from semester to semester. They also tend to travel a lot, going back and forth to one another’s dorm rooms and apartments, visiting parents’ homes, friends’ parents’ homes, and vacationing at frat houses in Madison, Wisconsin, hostels in Amsterdam or cheap resorts […]

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Bed bugs at Maryland’s Hashawha Environmental Center

June 20, 2008

Bed bugs at summer camp? It’s that time again! Hashawha Environmental Center, a retreat center and camp in Maryland, is dealing with a bed bug infestation. One cabin has been found to contain bed bugs. According to the Carroll County Times, Jeff Degitz, director of the Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks . . […]

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June 18, 2008

A new photo of bed bugs on a mattress, from reader lincolnland. Click the photo to see in more detail. Thanks, lincolnland! Update: user subsequently deleted his/her flickr account. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Bed bug aggregate pheromone traps “within two years” says Dr. Gerhard Gries

June 17, 2008

This Globe and Mail article is about Vegas, Care Pest and Wildlife Control’s bed bug dog, based in Burnaby, British Columbia. But it includes a section on the status of bed bug aggregate pheromone research being undertaken by Dr. Gerhard Gries of Simon Fraser University: Understanding how insects communicate with each other is the key […]

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New Vancouver building installs “sauna” for decontaminating bed bug-infested items

June 17, 2008

Wendy Stueck writes in today’s Globe and Mail that a new Vancouver apartment building is going to have a sauna for decontaminating bed bug-infested items. Talk about planning ahead: . . . a housing complex under construction in Vancouver will include what’s been dubbed the “bedbug sauna,” a room where furniture, clothing and other belongings […]

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