July 2011

Arizona has new state bed bug law

July 31, 2011

Arizona has a new law (SB1306) that is now going into effect regarding bed bugs which (and I am paraphrasing from the full text): Prohibits landlords from renting units known to have current bed bug infestations. Requires landlords to provide bed bug educational materials to existing and new tenants. Prohibits tenants from moving items into […]

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Dead man found in Albuquerque apartment full of bed bugs

July 30, 2011

This is heartbreaking. Police aren’t yet sure what killed the man who was found lying in an apartment “full of bed bugs” this week in Albuquerque, New Mexico. KOAT reports that Albuquerque police said they found a man’s body in an apartment infested with bedbugs on Wednesday, and now the complex might be facing trouble […]

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“I don’t know if they’re going to get rid of them.”

July 16, 2011

The following NBC 10 video report from the Towers East 150-unit apartment complex in Pawtucket, Rhode Island is disturbing, yet all too typical. It’s not disturbing for the reason so many bed bug news reports are — there is no footage of bed bugs scurrying up the wall or across someone’s skin. But the story […]

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Bed bugs hit Philadelphia police holding cells

July 13, 2011

Only a week after NYPD’s 120th Precinct in Staten Island found bed bugs in its cells (more on that here), a similar situation has been brought to light in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Tuesday that An infestation [of bed bugs] was discovered last week in the building in Mayfair that houses the Second and […]

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Bed bugs booked at Staten Island’s 120th Precinct lockup

July 8, 2011

Bed bugs were recently found in the NYPD’s 120th Precinct lockup in Staten Island, after a prisoner complained he’d seen the pests. SILive.com reports that The brass at the precinct looked into it, and “there were some critters found in the area where the cell attendant works,” according to one NYPD insider. That led police […]

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