September 2008

Police officers get a bed bug rude awakening in New Mexico

September 30, 2008

KOB.com in New Mexico reports, Tuesday’s Farmington Daily-Times reports three Santa Fe Police Department employees who recently stayed at the hotel had bug bites all over their bodies. They say hotel managers told them “it was not the hotel’s problem.” Not the hotel’s problem? Whose problem is it? That is a delightful response to a […]

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Out of the fire and into the frying pan

September 27, 2008

The Red Cross relocated the Mathis family to a Cleveland Days Inn, after a fire chased them out of their home. And guess what they encountered in their hotel rooms? That’s right, bed bugs. Imagine having your home burn down (due to arson, no less), evacuating, and then having to deal with bed bug bites […]

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Bed bugs in Listowel Community Hospital, Co. Kerry

September 26, 2008

We just heard of a hospital in Portland, Oregon which is infested with bed bugs in the main lobby and surrounding offices. Now news comes from Kerry’s Eye Online that the 63-bed Listowel Community Hospital in Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland is infested. The infestation was discovered after staff and patients complained about bed bug bites: […]

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A reader’s bed bug story

September 26, 2008

stayoffmybaby writes, Here’s my success story. Unfortunately, it highlights the hopelessness of the situation if you can’t afford to move. We lived on the Upper West Side of New York on the 5th floor of an overcrowded, 15-unit, prewar, walk-up tenement for 2 years with no problems (other than the $1750 rent for a filthy […]

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Bed bug lawsuits, and: bed bugs in another NYC Housing Court?

September 26, 2008

The Sun reports that the Livingston Street Housing Court in Brooklyn is rumored to have had bed bugs. This is months after a story circulated about a prior alleged infestation at the 111 Centre Street Housing Court in Manhattan. Back in April, the city held bed bug information seminars at six NYC Housing Courts in […]

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Mark Sheperdigian on killing bed bugs in “deep harborage”

September 25, 2008

Mark Sheperdigian writes, in a new article for Pest Management Professional, about the difficulties of — and possibilities for — eliminating bed bugs from deep crevices and wall voids. Eliminating bed bugs holed up in the deep harborage of structural crevices, and voids is problematic, which is a fancy way of saying they are just […]

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The West Australian on the spread of bed bugs in Oz

September 25, 2008

A new article in The West Australian warns readers of the spread of bed bugs, citing some Australian statistics: Their numbers declined until about 10 years ago – rendering risks to travellers within Australia and many other parts of the world relatively low. But the bugs have bounced back – with a vengeance. “I’ve seen […]

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Grand Rapids, Michigan apartment complex residents vs. bed bugs

September 25, 2008

This story from WZZM News 13 in Grand Rapids emphasizes how difficult bed bugs are to treat — a message viewers need to hear more from the news media: GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (WZZM) – A Grand Rapids area apartment complex is finding out how difficult it is to get rid of bed bugs. “It’s a […]

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Bed bugs infest Oregon hospital’s main lobby and offices

September 25, 2008

Bed bugs have infested the main lobby and nearby offices in the Oregon Health and Science University Hospital in Portland. Staff saw bed bugs crawling from a patient’s fanny pack: Hoping to squash a bedbug incursion, Oregon Health & Science University Hospital has sealed off part of its main lobby for decontamination after discovering the […]

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Cincinnati firefighters battling bed bugs in one firehouse after another

September 24, 2008

We first heard last October that Cincinnati firefighters, police officers and other emergency personnel were having trouble with bed bugs. By all accounts, things have only gotten worse in the last eleven months. Brian Hamrick of WLWT News 5 in Cincinnati reported yesterday that firefighters in Cincinnati are battling the red menace — bed bugs […]

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Times reports unusual bed bug immune organ brings “hope of malaria cure” for humans

September 23, 2008

Well, I’ll be. Bed bugs may actually contribute something positive to science. (And then I hope they all drop dead!) Seriously. The Times of London reports, A unique organ that could help in the battle against malaria has been discovered on female bedbugs who suffer serious problems from the amorous attentions of the opposite sex. […]

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Bed bugs at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania

September 22, 2008

Bed bug have been found at Wilkes University, according to student paper, the Wilkes Beacon. They’ve been treated by Terminex, and students living in the affected building and their parents have been notified: [Jeff] White [research entomologist for bedbugcentral.com] says that one of the most effective treatments against bed bugs is education. Stanley says that […]

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