November 2009

Access-A-Ride offices in Long Island City infested with bed bugs

November 19, 2009

Access-a-Ride dispatchers in Long Island City say their Northern Blvd. bed bugs have been found in their office since the summer of 2008, and NYC Transit is only now taking action, The New York Daily News reports today.  (Access-a-Ride is a transportation van service for the disabled.) A bed bug sniffing dog team found bed […]

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Bed bugs on Dr. Oz this Friday

November 18, 2009

Bed bugs will feature on the Dr. Oz show this Friday. The promo below suggests a sensational tone. (Those audience reactions — do they seem a bit rehearsed to you?) On the other hand, we hear Drs. Dini Miller, Richard Cooper, and Lou Sorkin will be featured, and that is a good thing. (You can […]

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NYC Department of Education advertises for bed bug killer

November 17, 2009

The New York City DOE is hiring someone to identify and kill bed bugs in NYC schools: From today’s New York Post: The Department of Education is advertising for a killer — soliciting bids for the “identification and extermination of bedbugs within the schools citywide.” A listing in yesterday’s City Record said a contract with […]

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Air America Offices being inspected for bed bugs?

November 17, 2009

FishbowlNY reports it received multiple tips that Air America New York employees were working at home today as their office gets searched for bed bugs. . . .  it’s no joke that the nasty critters have infected more than one media company in New York, including publishers, ad agencies and Fox News. But just in […]

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Footage from the recent New York Pest Expo: Bed Bug Edition

November 13, 2009

Bug Off Pest Center in NYC recently hosted an event called the New York Pest Expo: Bed Bug Edition. Frank Andorka notes in his PMP column that it attracted 500 pest management professionals. And we New Yorkers can be glad — that’s 500 PMPs who sat down and heard bed bug experts Dr. Dini Miller […]

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Hazleton Area School District goes bed bug wild

November 13, 2009

The Hazleton, Pennsylvania school district went bed bug-wild on Wednesday, after a single student apparently discovered a single bed bug bite after a sleepover, according to the Standard Speaker. The discovery of a child with a bedbug bite at the Valley Elementary Middle School on Tuesday led exterminators to search five schools on Veterans Day […]

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Bed bugs!

November 12, 2009

Bugs! Originally uploaded by Generik11 Was the warning painted by the person who discarded this mattress and box spring in San Francisco, or by the person who appears to have removed the plastic covering?

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Chicago investigates sales of new and refurbished bed bug infested mattresses

November 12, 2009

The City of Chicago has been investigating sales of new and refurbished mattresses which are infested with bed bugs, and has closed one store,  NBC Chicago reports. At least five stores in the Chicago area sold new or refurbished mattresses containing bedbugs, city officials said Thursday. The stores include Mike’s Furniture, Best Mattress Company, TC […]

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Bed Bugs Are Back: Are We Ready? report now available

November 11, 2009

The new report on Bed Bugs in Toronto which we mentioned on Monday can now be obtained from Woodgreen Community Services (click to download the PDF), who sponsored the study along with Habitat Services and Public Interest, with funding from the City of Toronto and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Thanks to Renee […]

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Ohio fighting to get Propoxur for residential bed bug applications

November 11, 2009

The Ohio Department of Agriculture has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for an emergency exemption to allow the use of the pesticide Propoxur in residences; more than a dozen additional states are supporting this request, The Columbus Dispatch reports. The pesticide is currently in use for crops, on flea/tick collars, and in commercial applications.  […]

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“Bed bugs are back, and we’re not ready,” Sean Meagher tells Toronto

November 9, 2009

“Bed bugs are back, and we’re not ready.” Those are the words Sean Meagher told a crowd of 100 people who gathered in Toronto today to discuss a new report on the city’s bed bug problem. CBC has a video about this event here (though I was glad to see it, it also contained some […]

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30 Rock, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: recent bed bug television storylines

November 6, 2009

The Los Angeles Times Show Tracker gives a rundown on this week’s “30 Rock” (“Audition Day,” Season 4 Episode 4) which featured a bed bugs sub-plot. While everyone else was on the lookout for new talent, Jack had his own mission: A quest for acceptance. With a nasty case of bed bugs (otherwise known as […]

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