September 2009

Colleges react to bed bugs: Loyola (Chicago), Boston University, Brigham Young (Hawaii)

September 30, 2009

There are a lot of reports about bed bugs in colleges this week, in the wake of the recent high profile John Jay College bed bug infestation (and the less high profile Manhattan College bed bug troubles). The Loyola Phoenix reports that Loyola University in Chicago was treating bed bugs with steam and pesticides, encasing […]

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“On the bed bug list” in Brooklyn

September 29, 2009

TV on the Radio vocalist/guitarist (and solo artist) Kyp Malone talks openly to Larry Getlen in this New York Post story about how he’s aware people in his building have bed bugs. The building? “It’s pretty old. It’s on the bedbug list,” Malone says, complaining about the prewar building in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where he’s lived […]

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Manhattan College students report bed bugs in Overlook Manor off-campus housing

September 28, 2009

Manhattan College students claim their off-campus apartments have bed bugs, and that the situation is not being managed well. Here’s the video of Fox5’s story on the situation at Overlook Manor, at 238th and Waldo Ave. in Riverdale. It’s important to note the inaccuracies here: the students are speaking as if rooms where students have […]

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excerpt from “Bed Bugs II” by Bryan Lewis Saunders

September 27, 2009

Thanks to nicole for directing us to an excerpt from a performance by Bryan Lewis Saunders entitled “Bed Bugs II”; its description in YouTube: Edited excerpt of BED BUGS II performance in Tallahassee, FL at the New Music House. Using LIVE clips and clips from DVD. Music by Christopher Fleeger (field recording samples of insects […]

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Bed bugs invade New York City Department of Health offices

September 25, 2009

The New York Post reports that New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene workers are being bitten by bed bugs. Workers in the department’s tuberculosis-prevention unit complain that the painful pests have invaded their offices on the eighth floor of 346 Broadway for the second time. “People are really upset,” one worker said, […]

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Vermont meter readers avoid building with bed bugs

September 25, 2009

WCAX reports that the Central Vermont Public Service is saying its meter readers won’t read the meters of anyone in the Depot Square building until bed bugs are eliminated. It’s had bedbugs for several months. Almost every unit is infested. Now CVPS will not go in to read meters there at the request of the […]

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Bed bugs infest multiple areas of New York’s John Jay College (CUNY)

September 24, 2009

Colleges are bracing themselves for H1N1 this fall, but students and staff should remember that bed bugs are always a problem in colleges. Yes, even in commuter colleges with no student housing! CBS2 in New York reports that students at the City University of New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice found out in […]

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Denver Public Library Book Return infested with bed bugs

September 23, 2009

The Denver Public Library’s book return drop box was infested with bed bugs, apparently by a single heavy user of the library’s services.  CBS4 in Denver reported that Library workers handling the books left in the drop box noticed the bugs first. “When we were returning those materials back in to get them off of […]

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Bed bugs in apartment complexes: bed bug “lotharios” and “Nintento Trojan horses”

September 21, 2009

Mark Sheperdigian has an excellent new article in Pest Management Professional about what apartment building managers need to be aware of when dealing with a bed bug infestation — the often unconsidered aspects of multi-unit dwelling life which help bed bugs to spread from unit to unit. We’re all familiar with the problem of a […]

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Alex Wild’s amazing bed bug photos

September 18, 2009

Warning: not for anyone with a current bed bug infestation. Check out Alex Wild’s amazing shots of bed bugs on the Myrmecos Blog, and in his photogallery. I really like the one shown last on the blog, with the bed bug fighting its way through a host’s hair. Cool shots. I mean, gross!

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Bed bugs hit McSweeney’s

September 16, 2009

Bed bugs in the New York Times, bed bugs in the Huffington Post, bed bugs on the BBC, and NPR. Forget all that, Mr. Cimex Lectularius! You know you’ve arrived when people write about you in McSweeney’s, which promises us not just one, but an entire series of pieces about bed bugs: Like the Jonas […]

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Bed bugs in NightWatch active bed bug monitor (photo)

September 15, 2009

This photo shows bed bugs trapped in a Nightwatch active bed bug monitor. Flickr Photo: “Bedbugs in NightWatch trap.” You can see another shot of the Nightwatch with bed bugs in it from a greater distance here. All Rights Reserved by David P. James Thanks, David, for allowing us to share your photos with Bedbugger […]

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