December 2008

Baked Bed Bugs spreading holiday cheer, in the form of bed bug carcasses

December 30, 2008

Ahhh, lovely image, no? Baked Bed Bugs in Vancouver, well known in our Bedbugger Forums, is in the news today, having done a thermal bed bug remediation for a New Westminster, BC family that was short of funds and going through a bad bed bug infestation. The Province reports that Laura Powell, a mother of […]

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Ripley’s Believe it or Not? Not.

December 29, 2008

This cartoon is said to have been run by Ripley’s Believe it or Not on January 21, 2001. You can see the image here, but the key point is the text: Once a bedbug bites a person it will not bite anyone else! This ensures that it is drinking from the same blood type! (The […]

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Wrexham Council in Wales offers bed bug inspections to all tenants

December 28, 2008

The Evening Leader reports that Wrexham Council is offering its tenants an inspection to rule out bed bugs. A FREE inspection and advice service is available from Wrexham Council for residents who may be worried about the possibility their home has bed bugs. People wanting to make use of the facility should telephone 01978 298989 […]

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Excellent new podcast: Renee in conversation with David Cain

December 28, 2008

I don’t have enough time at this moment to do much commentary on this, but I want to point you to New York vs. Bed Bugs, where Renee of New York vs. Bed Bugs posted a new podcast with David Cain of Bed Bugs Limited (many readers will also know David from our Bedbugger forums, […]

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14.5% of Cincinnati residents surveyed have had bed bugs?!?

December 27, 2008

New York vs. Bed Bugs points out the distressing data from a recent survey: the Cincinnati/Hamilton County Joint Bed Bug Task Force (JBBTF) sponsored a series of questions in a survey conducted by The University of Cincinnati Institute for Policy Research. They found that 14.5% of Cincinnati residents surveyed had had bed bugs. Renee of […]

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Why bed bugs are taking over Chicagoland

December 26, 2008

Well, perhaps that’s not fair. I am sure there are loads of reasons why bed bugs are spreading around Chicago. The lack of assistance from city agencies is only one contributing factor. Jessica of Chicago vs. Bed Bugs has a disturbing post today about what happens when you call 311 to report bed bugs in […]

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Toronto Star Editor-in-Chief retires

December 21, 2008

J. Fred Kuntz has been The Star’s Editor-in-Chief for 26 months and he writes in this article that he is retiring this week. How is this bed bug news? Easy: The Star has had the most persistent coverage of bed bugs in any single media publication (outside of a bed bug blog, or pest control […]

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Bed bugs found in Northern Irish hospitals

December 21, 2008

The Belfast Telegraph reports that bed bugs have been found in hospitals around Northern Ireland: Cockroaches were spotted outside a kitchen in Belfast City Hospital, while bedbugs were found in Erne, Tyrone and Fermanagh hospitals. At a day-centre in Coleraine, rats chewed their way through a fibre optic cable.

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Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums presentation on pests (including bed bugs)

December 20, 2008

This is a promising event; if you’re in a condo or coop in NYC, you might encourage your management, coop board members, or similar, to attend. From the CYNC website. (Thanks to nightshirt for the tip!) OH RATS! – EXPERTS DEAL WITH PEST AND VERMIN INFESTATIONS Thursday, January 15, 2009 7 PM Location to be […]

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Glutted homeless shelters have trouble treating for bed bugs

December 19, 2008

This article from the Globe and Mail is about how Bay Street (Toronto’s financial district) and charities are calling on the government to provide a “recession relief fund” for agencies that help people. (The Bay Street crowd was behind the call because they realize that due to the fall in stock prices, they can’t keep […]

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Aurora, Colorado woman claims she got bed bugs from rental furniture

December 19, 2008

According to Fox 31 News in Colorado, JoDean Persichetti says she did not have bed bugs in her apartment until after her shipment of rented furniture arrived: “Those bugs were not in the apartment before the furniture arrived, it’s a brand new unit,” she said. JoDean asked Rent-A-Center to pick up the furniture but the […]

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LiveJournal’s januarychill: a day in the life of someone with bed bugs

December 18, 2008

This list of tweets from LiveJournal/Twitter user januarychill during the course of one day conveys just how consuming bed bugs can be to sufferers. 06:23 Apparently i am violently allergic to bed bug bites. I look like i was pelted from chest to knees w rubber bullets at a protest. 06:34 Even in Declan’s bed […]

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