November 2008

Johnson City’s John Sevier Apartments tenants get new mattresses

November 27, 2008

Residents of the John Sevier Apartments in Johnson City, Tennessee, formerly the John Sevier Hotel, live in a building historically associated with Al Capone. More recently they have had something else in common with people who stayed in the same building during Prohibition, when the town was known as “Little Chicago”: bed bug bites. Their […]

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Toronto landlord fights bed bugs, stays friends with tenants

November 26, 2008

Joe Fiorito has a great story today in The Star about a landlord (David Brown) and his super (Eric Marshall) and their battle with bed bugs, which started when Eric inspected a unit where the “walls were black and moving” with bed bugs (shudder): David said, “We found bedbugs in two units; this one, and […]

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Hawaiian hotel is largest structure ever fumigated for bed bugs

November 25, 2008

An upscale hotel in Kona, Hawai’i is now the largest structure ever to be fumigated for bed bugs, according to this PCTOnline article. KONA, HAWAII — Nov. 24, 2008 — Kama’aina Termite & Pest Control recently completed work at the largest structure ever to be fumigated for bed bugs: an upscale hotel in Kona, Hawaii. […]

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A day in the life of a City of Westminster pest control operator

November 23, 2008

Alice Miles of the Times (UK), clad protective garb, follows City of Westminster pest control operator Uriel Bowen as he treats for bed bugs, mice, and more bed bugs.

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Columbia Housing Authority fights bed bugs in Paquin Tower

November 23, 2008

This article from the Columbia Tribune explores what it takes for a public housing agency to fight bed bugs in a building designated for people with mental and/or physical disabilities. The problem at Paquin Towers was first detected in March and has escalated since then, with 10% of the buildings 200 units already having been […]

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Cincinnati / Hamilton County on bed bugs in schools

November 23, 2008

This video from WLWT and this article from WCPO announce that Hamilton County is warning parents about the possibility of children bringing bed bugs to or from schools. According to WCPO, Hamilton County has issued guidelines to schools regarding bed bugs, which include: training staff to identify bed bugs; discretely removing a child from the […]

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Ancient Hungarian Bed Bug Curse?

November 22, 2008

If all else has failed, or things just aren’t working as quickly as you’d like, obviously make sure you have an experienced professional who knows bed bugs working on your case. And then, try Itchy-Scratchy’s Ancient Hungarian Bed Bug Curse.

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University of Central Missouri (and other Missouri colleges) vs. bed bugs

November 21, 2008

This article and video report from WCBD in Charleston reports that bed bugs have been found at colleges all over Missouri, including Northwest Missouri, Missouri State, and 70 cases at Wichita State. However, the focus of this article is on the encounter between bed bugs and the University of Central Missouri: It is a pest […]

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Cincinnati plans garbage tax, cites bed bug problem

November 21, 2008

According to Alex Shebar of Cincinnati.com, Cincinnati is planning a tax on trash collection, in part, they say, due to bed bugs.   The new system could increase efficiency and help control the vermin and bedbug problem that sanitation workers often face. It is based on other automated systems in cities such as Cleveland, Columbus, […]

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Bed bugs at Bard College at Simon’s Rock

November 19, 2008

Bed bugs have been found at Dolliver House, a Simon’s Rock dorm.  (Last semester, they infested another dorm, Kendrick House). Students in Dolliver House, the Simon’s Rock Llama Ledger tells us [dead link removed] found bed bugs last week.  But wait ’till you hear how they got the message across to the school’s staff, once […]

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Law student sues over bed bugs in Reserve Square apartments, Cleveland

November 19, 2008

James F. McCarty of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Monday that A law student has sued one of downtown Cleveland’s chicer high-rises, contending that bedbugs drove him from two apartments — and flying gnats from a third. In his lawsuit, Joshua Bobrowsky said the blood-sucking vermin in three Reserve Square apartments left him with painful […]

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Update on the Toronto Bed Bug Project

November 19, 2008

Attached to the post from last week, here.

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