February 2010

Dayton drug raid discovers bed bugs

February 27, 2010

Dayton detectives raided an apartment for drugs Friday night, and found the home infested with bed bugs, WDTN news reports. But, the worst part for detectives was having to collect the evidence from a bed bug infested apartment. Lieutenant Brian Johns of The Dayton Police Department said, “I’ve been itching ever since, but I’ll be […]

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Good Shepherd Works Program helps bed bug sufferers in Hamilton, Ontario

February 26, 2010

There have been a flurry of articles on bed bugs in Hamilton, Ontario this week.   Today, the Hamilton Spectator brings our attention to the Good Shepherd Works Program, which assists people in Hamilton who are dealing with bed bugs.  Ralph Guarino was one of those who benefitted: “Oh my God, you’re sleeping and you get […]

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Bed bug in your hotel bed? Kansas does not care

February 24, 2010

Bed bugs in your room in a Kansas hotel?  The state will no longer be inspecting rooms to enforce code violations. An article in Sunday’s Wichita Eagle recounts the story of hotel guest Becky Andrews, who was itching and scratching in a Bonner Springs, Kansas Super 8 bed, until she discovered the cause: bed bug […]

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Spread bed bugs quickly. Ask me how!

February 20, 2010

If there was ever a reason to hand out buttons bearing such a slogan, this is it. AlisaS writes on lifestyle forum The Nest , One of my patients told me her friend had a big garage sale to get rid of all of his bed bug infested furniture and didn’t disclose. This happens more […]

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A different kind of bed bug story

February 20, 2010

Molly McAleer offers The AWL’s readers a different first person account of bed bugs, illustrated with bite pictures (and yes, those are definitely different too). She is another bed bug survivor, with a deadbeat landlord and infested neighbors in Koreatown, Los Angeles. But the article is not your typical tale of bed bug woe. As […]

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NY Press spreads potentially bad ideas about bed bug treatment

February 17, 2010

A story in the New York Press yesterday tells the tale of a pest tech’s daily work.   He rides around in a car covered on the inside in Delta Dust: Plus, everything in Frank’s car, including us, is covered with a fine white powder. It’s called Delta Dust, and its active ingredient is the neurotoxin […]

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What’s Working for Bed Bug Control in Multifamily Housing?

February 15, 2010

The National Center for Healthy Housing has a new report entitled, What’s Working for Bed Bug Control in Multifamily Housing: Reconciling best practices with research and the realities of implementation (click to download PDF). The document is aimed at helping health, housing, and pest management professionals plan how to deal with, or address bed bug […]

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At least one Olympian suffering bed bug bites

February 13, 2010

The news is inundated with stories of Canadian downhill skier Manny Osborne-Paradis’s bout with bed bugs in his lodgings at the Vancouver Winter Olympics. The Star’s Dave Perkins wrote, He might or might not win Canada’s first medal of these Olympic Games when the real racing begins Saturday with the men’s downhill 2:45 p.m. ET, […]

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Access-a-Ride office workers claim bed bugs persist

February 11, 2010

The Daily News reports that Access-a-Ride dispatchers on Northern Boulevard in Long Island City claim their offices still have bed bugs (here’s our post on this story from back in November, when the problem was first treated).  The Daily News reports, NYC Transit hired exterminators in November to steam clean parts of the facility, remove […]

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Quigley Bed Bug Bill A2072 Clears Assembly Panel

February 9, 2010

A2072, the New Jersey Assembly bed bug bill sponsored by sponsored by NJ Assembly Members Joan Quigley (Jersey City) and L. Grace Spencer (Newark) — a.k.a. The Quigley Bed Bug Bill — has now passed in the Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee. An earlier bill passed in the New Jersey Assembly as A3203 during […]

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In case you have not heard enough about traumatic insemination…

February 9, 2010

… this blurb advertising Isabella Rossellini’s next project, a series called “Seduce Me,” will surely appeal to you: Very much the spawn of the 2009 multiple “Webby Award” winning series Green Porno, this new series will once again star Isabella Rossellini, only this time, she acts out the bizarre seduction strategies of nature’s most unique […]

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NYC Department of Health revamps its bed bug information

February 9, 2010

The big news this week is that New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has now produced a new guide Preventing and Getting Rid of Bed Bugs Safely (PDF in English, Spanish, and Chinese). While not perfect, it is miles better than previous literature available from the city, and is presented much more […]

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