July 2010

New York City Bed Bug Advisory Board report

July 28, 2010

Here is the long awaited New York City Bed Bug Advisory Board report (PDF).  We told you a bit about it yesterday. Most of the actual press so far today (for example, from the Wall Street Journal) came out in advance of the actual press conference. We await more coverage and — if any of […]

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NBC on the current bed bug frenzy in New York City

July 28, 2010

Remember Liza Biggers, and her wonderful graphic PSA about bed bugs? She features in a story last week from NBC’s Andrew Siff about the recent bed bug frenzy in New York City. I like how Siff mentions the need to keep de-bugged clothing sealed in bags until the bed bugs are gone. That kind of […]

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Bed Bugs spread in Ohio County, West Virginia; Bed Bug Symposium to be held 8/4

July 28, 2010

WTRF reports that bed bugs are becoming a big problem in Wheeling and elsewhere in Ohio County, West Virginia. WTRF notes, In Ohio County, around 13 facilities are being investigated by the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department for a bed bug problem. One such facility is Windsor Manor apartments located on Main Street in Wheeling, which […]

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Is Mayor Bloomberg finally going to appoint a Bed Bug Czar?

July 27, 2010

New York City has a rat czar. Will we be getting a Bed Bug Czar any time soon? Mayor Bloomberg will be holding a press conference tomorrow (Wednesday 7/ 28) at 2 pm, to present the report of the Bed Bug Advisory Board (BBAB), which was given to the Mayor back in April.  The Mayor […]

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Bed bugs spread in Michigan; new bed bug manual

July 27, 2010

Remember the Bed Bug Resources (and Public Service Announcements) Michigan was using to inform citizens about bed bugs? Now there’s a Michigan Manual for the Prevention and Control of Bed Bugs, developed by the Michigan Department of Community Health and the Michigan Bed Bug Working Group, and you can download it here. I have run […]

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New local page: Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio

July 26, 2010

We have now begun creating local pages, a series of FAQs for people who live in a geographical area. The first covers Bed bugs in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio. Your helpful suggestions, questions, tips, and links, are welcomed in the comments of the individual articles. Thanks!

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Bed bugs infest break room of Mumbai’s train drivers

July 25, 2010

The Mumbai Mirror (India) reports that Western Railway train conductors can’t rest in the twenty minutes they manage to steal between shifts, because bed bugs have infested the sofas in the lobby they use for their breaks: Devendra Yadav, who represents the Western Railway motormen, confirmed his colleagues’ trouble with vermin. ‘The couches in our […]

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Hachette Book Group infested with bed bugs

July 22, 2010

Hachette Book Group (which is located at 237 Park Avenue and East 46th Street) has three floors which are infested with bed bugs, according to the Wall Street Journal.  Their offices are closed and they’re undergoing “aggressive treatment” Thursday and Friday, the Village Voice’s Runnin’ Scared blog notes. Other publishers which have fallen prey to […]

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Des Moines suspects bed bug saboteur planted bag of bugs in city building

July 21, 2010

This is something I’ve been anticipating for years: the city of Des Moines, Iowa says a city building is infested with bed bugs, and they think the bugs were planted by a “bed bug saboteur.” According to the Des Moines Register, The parasitic pests were discovered about three weeks ago inside the city’s Armory Building, […]

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Bed bug video featured on MSNBC

July 20, 2010

This Discovery News video about bed bugs was created back in May, but yesterday, MSNBC featured it on their website. There are screenshots of Bedbugger and the Bed Bug Registry, the requisite bed bug footage and an interview with an entomologist (in this case, Mike Raupp of the University of Maryland’s Entomology Department). The footage […]

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Bed bugs at Buy Buy Baby in Chelsea, a fancy Hamptons rental, and possibly still in Hollister

July 19, 2010

NY1 reports that Buy Buy Baby recently had its store in Chelsea at 25th Street and 7th Avenue inspected by two different firms looking for bed bugs. According to NY1, The company says some published comments indicated the store at 25th Street and Seventh Avenue was infested. But officials say two independent services inspected the […]

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Toronto’s Reference Library vs. bed bugs

July 18, 2010

You didn’t think New York was going to have all the fun, did you? With all the local media frenzy in the Big Apple, we mustn’t forget that bed bugs are a problem everywhere. Toronto has been one of the hardest hit cities in North America. And now Toronto’s CityNews reports that the city’s Metro […]

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