April 2010

Nightline still trying to figure out what bed bugs look like

April 30, 2010

If you are not following the developments on the Nightline website, please read the updates on this post from yesterday. It’s now been updated twice with screenshots of the ABC team’s various attempts at including a photo of a bed bug. They started out with a photo of dust mites, and have moved away from […]

2 comments Read the full article →

Bed bugs in home for developmentally disabled in Ozone Park

April 30, 2010

The Queens Chronicle reports this week about a bed bug infestation affecting developmentally disabled residents and staff at a Center for Family Support home in Ozone Park, Queens.  The Chronicle tells the story of Kiasha Artis-Priester, who works in the residence, and says it has had bed bugs for six months. The direct care counselor […]

5 comments Read the full article →

Graphic PSA warning about bed bugs, from lizabiggers.com

April 29, 2010

As reported yesterday, Michigan has just started doing radio Public Service Announcements warning residents about bed bugs. But you may find this excellent graphic PSA from lizabiggers.com even more informative (and fun, if that’s the word). Liza’s fans who surf in may be interested in our FAQs about bedbugs, or the user forums. We only […]

Read the full article →

Bed Bugs make one Alaska family homeless

April 29, 2010

For most people, a bout with bed bugs in a motel means dealing with bed bug bites, and the prospect of taking bugs home with them. But what if that motel is your temporary home?  And what if you just have enough money for your impending move?  Under such circumstances, an encounter with bed bugs […]

1 comment Read the full article →

Bed bugs to be discussed on ABC’s Nightline tonight (4/29)

April 29, 2010

ABC’s Nightline will feature a segment on bed bugs tonight (4/29, assuming no other breaking news stories take precedence) according to this press release from ThermaPure (who will be featured in the show). Meanwhile, nothing about this on the Nightline website at this time. Let’s set our DVRs and TiVOs and see what transpires! Update […]

5 comments Read the full article →

Bed bugs are back! / ¡Los Chinches Estan De Vuelta!

April 28, 2010

Dear Readers, We have some very creative and funny people in our forums.  When funny people get bed bugs, their humor serves as comic relief for all of us in the trenches. Below, a recent contribution from a reader going by the name of elchinche. It was originally posted on the forums. With elchinche’s permission, […]

7 comments Read the full article →

Bed bugs are back: Michigan radio PSAs

April 28, 2010

PCT Online alerts us to the fact that Michigan has two radio PSAs about the bed bugs, sponsored by the Michigan Department of Community Health and the Michigan Pest Management Association. A female announcer tells audiences they don’t cause disease, but do cause stress and anxiety and can’t be eliminated using bug bombs. A male […]

5 comments Read the full article →

Public housing tenants living with bed bugs for 3.5 years

April 27, 2010

Remember the Connie Griffith / Ballard Towers, in Lexington, Kentucky? In November, 2008, we told you that some of the complex’s public housing tenants had been suffering with bed bugs for two years.  Next month, it will be three and a half years that some tenants have been living with this pest. And as WKYT […]

1 comment Read the full article →

Bed bugs in Bloomington school: “We knew this was going to happen”

April 27, 2010

Bed bugs have been seen on at least three different students and several more have been found in the health office at Bloomington, Indiana’s Arlington Heights Elementary School, according to Bloomington’s WTHR news. Interestingly, Scientists say there isn’t an infestation in the school. We’ve heard that song before!  It all depends on how you define […]

2 comments Read the full article →

Global War on Bed Bugs writer meets Dr. Changlu Wang

April 27, 2010

The ninth “Global War on Bedbugs” column has appeared in McSweeney’s; this one is good: author Alan Good goes to New Brunswick to meet Dr. Changlu Wang, of Rutgers. Of course, we love Changlu Wang. Who wouldn’t? He is doing wonderful, practical research on bed bugs, and he understands the problems in detecting and treating […]

1 comment Read the full article →

Bed bugs persist at 205 Nassau Street in Princeton

April 25, 2010

Remember the story of bed bugs in the Princeton building at 205 Nassau Street, owned by landlord Sanford “Sandy” Zeitler? You will recall that Princeton’s health department gave Zeitler a “Final Notice of Violation,” which gave the landlord 30 days to correct the problem.  He has to appear in court on May 3rd. A new […]

3 comments Read the full article →

Safer Pest Control Project bed bug training in Chicago and Milwaukee

April 25, 2010

Two bed bug educational events are coming up this week in Chicago and Milwaukee, run by the Safer Pest Control Project. I am reproducing the content of their flyers here, but you can see the originals and register via the SPCC site. Who is this workshop for? • Hotel owners, operators or managers • Landlords […]

Read the full article →