April 2011

Bed bugs in Manitoba: residents to get grants to help with treatment costs

April 26, 2011

Finally, some help! The Winnipeg Free Press reports that Manitoba will begin distributing grants to cover part of the cost of bed bug treatment for residents of the province. Provincial bedbug coalition co-chairman Dave Funk said Manitoba will launch a grant program at the end of May that will help homeowners, apartment dwellers, landlords and […]

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Bed bugs in condos and coops: a recent case in Chicago, some resources for New York City

April 25, 2011

A case from Chicago The condominium association for the building at 5415 N. Sheridan Road in Chicago, is suing resident Sandra L. Gold for failure to cooperate with efforts to get rid of her unit’s bed bugs. Park Tower Condominium Association, Inc., claims Ms. Gold’s condo “is infested with more than 500 bed bugs,” according […]

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Bed bugs in the workplace PTSD suit thrown out by judge

April 23, 2011

Remember Jane Clark? The former Fox News employee’s lawsuit, which we first mentioned in 2008 — and which was apparently the first ever filed by an employee against an employer’s landlord over bed bugs — has now been thrown out of court. The Washington Post reported that the judge “said workers can’t necessarily hold their […]

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Did the Minneapolis VA ask volunteers to stop donating quilts due to fears of bed bugs?

April 21, 2011

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the city’s Department of Veterans Affairs announced this month that it cannot currently accept donations of homemade quilts for veterans from a group of quilting volunteers. According to representatives of the group, Quilts of Valor, this is due to fears that bed bugs may be spread through the quilts: […]

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Bed bugs on BBC London’s Breakfast Show: David Cain, Oliver Madge interviewed

April 20, 2011

David Cain of Bed Bug Beware (and Bed Bugs Limited, and our user forums), and Oliver Madge of the Bed Bug Foundation were interviewed on BBC London’s Breakfast Show today, and you can listen to it here (David is on from 1:14-1:22, and Oliver Madge is interviewed from 2:15-2:21). As Doug Summers noted in this […]

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Man with “Bed bugs falling off of his clothing” causes Trenton courtroom to be evacuated

April 19, 2011

A Trentonian headline announced Monday, “Trenton judge clears courtroom after man’s clothes drip bedbugs”: TRENTON — A visitor infested with bedbugs forced the evacuation of a city courtroom Monday and prompted officials to seal off the room and call in an exterminator. “The guy literally had bedbugs falling off of his clothing,” a court employee […]

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Beware bed bug extermination scams and — La Nina?!?

April 14, 2011

CBS News reports that back in September, Consumer Correspondent Susan Koeppen asked Bed Bug Central’s Phil Cooper at the Chicago Bed Bug Summit what her chances were — as a frequent traveler — of getting bed bugs. He replied, “You’re going to bring them home.”  And he was right.  Koeppen recently picked up bed bugs […]

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Pit Stop Players to perform Shostakovich’s Bedbug Suite

April 13, 2011

Bed bugs have recently made themselves known behind the scenes in some local music venues (such as the Metropolitan Opera House and  the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center last October), but they often don’t seem to make it out of the dressing rooms. Still, bed bugs have inspired musical theater and classical music, […]

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Reebok Sports Club hit by bed bugs

April 13, 2011

The NYPOST reported on the weekend that New York City’s fancy Reebok Sports Club has bed bugs: A source tells us he saw workers ’emptying out lockers Wednesday,’ and added that the club was giving affected members gift certificates to smooth things over. But some aren’t assuaged. ‘People are afraid,’ said the source. ‘They don’t want to […]

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Bed bugs boo: New York State IPM Program saved

April 12, 2011

Thanks to everyone who wrote in support of the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYSIPM) at Cornell University, whose imminent closure we warned you about back in January. (The possibility of the program closing was one we were alerted to by Winston O’Buggy the January before that, when the program did not receive funding […]

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EPA Awards $550K in Grants to Combat Bed Bugs

April 12, 2011

The United States Environmental Protection Agency reported in a press release Wednesday that it is awarding five grants worth a total of $550,000 to five recipients so they may “implement new approaches in managing bed bug problems” in regions with “significant” bed bug problems, but few resources for dealing with the problem. The University of […]

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