April 2009

More on bed bugs in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: again with the HAZMAT showers?!?

April 30, 2009

Remember last week, when the boardinghouse/SRO hotel above the Tara Station Bar in Harrisburg was found to be infested — apparently by bed bugs — but in the two stories covering the case, WHPTV (CBS Channel 21) reporters refused to say the phrase “bed bugs”, referring instead to “bugs” and “insects?” This was so, even […]

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New bed bug photo from Lou Sorkin

April 28, 2009

Amazing new image from Lou Sorkin of the American Museum of Natural History: Photo credit: Dr. Louis Sorkin, All Rights Reserved Lou writes, in the photo description: After feeding hundreds of bed bugs for around 10 minutes and watching many plump nymphs and adults crawl away from the top of the jar along the cardboard […]

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Law & Order to feature bed bugs tonight! (updated)

April 28, 2009

Bed bug blogger Unlucky in Bugs tells us that Law & Order: Criminal Intent will feature bed bugs tonight (April 26, 2009). Interestingly, UiB tells us, The entomologist is played by the husband of a good friend of my sister’s, who is one of the first people I heard of to get bed bugs way […]

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The edge of your mattress will be loaded with bed bug eggs, or not

April 27, 2009

I think the news media should cover bed bugs more, not less. However, sometimes I am frustrated by the information readers are given. For example, a new article from KVAL in Eugene, Oregon states, A key place to look in your home is the edge of your mattress. “This will be the first place you […]

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Baltimore’s new Bed Bug Response Plan

April 26, 2009

We are happy that Renee of New York vs Bed Bugs alerted us to the news that Baltimore is now implementing a bed bug control strategy, which includes bed bug inspections, training for Baltimore City Health Department Healthy Homes Division staff in detection and control of bed bugs, development of English- and Spanish-language educational materials, […]

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Bed bugs displace afterschool program at Denver’s Lake Middle School

April 26, 2009

An auxiliary gym at Denver’s Lake Middle School, which is used for an afterschool program, is infested with bed bugs: The [afterschool] program was cancelled Thursday and will not reopen before Tuesday, pending approval from exterminators. The gym, which contains a game room, office space and a TV room, is being sprayed with pesticides Friday. […]

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311 finally has bed bug category — New York vs Bed Bugs

April 26, 2009

Renee of New York vs. Bed Bugs called to find out what it’s like to call the New York City 311 help line and report bed bugs, now that bed bugs are their own separate category in terms of 311 complaints.  Renee writes, I called 311 to see if anything was new in how the […]

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Bed bugs found in San Diego State University library: second instance of infested chairs on campus

April 23, 2009

According to independent student newspaper, The Daily Aztec, twenty-seven “comfy” chairs were recently removed from the lower level of the San Diego State University library after bed bugs were found there. Bedbugs are back with a recent infestation in the library, specifically in the “comfy” chairs on the lower level of the Dome. “Twenty-seven chairs […]

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Bed bug monitors help detect bed bugs

April 23, 2009

Cheap and cheerful bed bug monitors! Where else but Bedbugger.com do you see the phrase “cheap and cheerful” and “bed bug monitors” in the same sentence? Okay, we’re not Apartment Therapy, but we know a good thing when we see it. Bed bug monitors are a very good thing. They come in three types: active, […]

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Bed bugs do bite!

April 22, 2009

Bed Bugs Do Bite! 11/52 Originally uploaded by clairebelles This photo from flickr user clairebelles shows bed bug bites she says were from a Washington DC hostel. Ugh!

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Harrisburg’s Channel 21 News: afraid to say “bed bugs”?

April 21, 2009

I was highly perplexed to watch this two-day report from CBS 21 News in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Yesterday, Ewa Roman reported on a “Bug Infested Building” in a boardinghouse over the Tara Station bar on 4th St. in Harrisburg, near the Pennsylvania State Capital building: Bugs on the ceilings and walls. Insects are taking over the […]

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Apartment building offers bed bug-free guarantee

April 21, 2009

Studio Green, a privatized student housing option for students at the University of Delaware, has previously had problems with bed bugs. According to the University of Delaware’s independent student paper, The Review, Studio Green is willing to offer students a guarantee that they won’t have to deal with bed bugs or cockroaches: The management of […]

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