March 2009

Stop Bedbugs DC Summit!

March 30, 2009

Jessica Kevan has photos and a recap of the Stop Bedbugs DC! summit here: Stop Bedbugs DC Summit a Huge Success. Check it out!

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Allegheny County Health Department is tracking increase of bed bugs in Pittsburgh

March 30, 2009

WPXI.com reports that The Allegheny County Health Department has seen an increase in calls about bedbugs. The tiny insects that live in mattresses were virtually eliminated by the use of D-D-T, a pesticide that was banned in the early ’70s. During the past several decades, the bugs have made a big comeback. Allegheny County Health […]

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Kill bed bugs and eggs in your stuff using a Packtite

March 29, 2009

The FAQ below focuses on the original Packtite, which was subject to a voluntary recall by the manufacturer in December, 2013. More on the recall here — including what to do if you have a Packtite Original. To read about the newer, larger, more expensive and more powerful Packtite, available in the US and Canada, […]

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Tracking bed bugs in Hawai’i

March 29, 2009

Check out New York vs. Bed Bugs, where Renee gives the low-down on the tracking of bed bugs in Hawai’i: A bed bug survey in Oahu.

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Bed bugs at Spring Valley, NY apartment complex

March 29, 2009

Every unit in a large (five building, 70-unit) apartment complex, Spring Valley Commons, in Spring Valley, NY, is getting treated for bed bugs. Suzan Clarke of the Journal News reports that: The treatment – which begins today – comes after residents complained to the county’s health department that they were being bitten in their homes […]

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Bed bugs in two patient units of a Columbus, Ohio children’s hospital

March 29, 2009

A Columbus hospital has recently had bed bugs in two patient units, according to the Columbus Dispatch.  Misti Crane writes: Bedbugs found in two patient units at Nationwide Children’s Hospital prompted aggressive cleaning and the relocation of patients, according to a statement issued by the hospital. It said the problem, which has been eliminated, was […]

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BBC – Bedbug cases on the rise in NY

March 28, 2009

A BBC news story Friday featured interviews with John Furman of BOOT-A-PEST (a pest control operator also known as KillerQueen in our forums), and Renee Corea of New York vs. Bed Bugs. The BBC asked KillerQueen about the rise of bed bugs in New York, and asked Renee about the new Bed Bug Advisory Board […]

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Round, round, get around, bed bugs get around all the time

March 27, 2009

A recent article from the Vancouver Courier was prompted by a woman’s sighting of bugs on a seat, Kara Ardan was sitting near the back of a Hastings Street bus earlier this month, when something on the seat in front of her made her jump to her feet. “I just saw something move,” she said. […]

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Stop Bedbugs DC — tomorrow!

March 26, 2009

Stop Bedbugs DC is tomorrow. As Renee Corea says in her post Leadership and hope: Stop Bedbugs DC on the New York vs. Bed Bugs blog, If you care about bed bugs in the District, this is the only ticket in town on Friday. As Renee also notes, Consider that agenda for a moment. Anything […]

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Bed bugs hit Yale’s Lanman-Wright Hall

March 26, 2009

The Yale Daily News reports bed bugs have recently been found (and apparently successfully treated) in an Old Campus student room. Around Valentine’s Day weekend, a student in Lanman-Wright Hall had a visitor in her bed. The freshman, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said she initially thought she was having an allergic reaction. […]

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Bed bug killer

March 26, 2009

Bed bug Originally uploaded by Francesca Tronchin

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Nursery, pre-kindergarten center closed because of bed bugs

March 26, 2009

The Dayton Daily News reports that Dayton Public Schools has closed the nursery and pre-kindergarten center at Longfellow Alternative Center because of bed bugs. A nursery worker noticed the small bugs Wednesday, spokeswoman Jill Moberly said. The school called the parents of the nursery and pre-K program Wednesday and told them to keep their children […]

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