October 2011

Bed bugs found in books in New Westminster, BC public library

October 26, 2011

I know, I know: yet another bed-bugs-in-the-library story. But libraries are the new theaters, as far as bed bugs are concerned. This latest bed-bugs-in-the-library story is interesting: the bed bugs found in New Westminster’s public library were hanging out in multiple shelved books in two adjacent areas of the library. The Royal City Record reports, […]

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Bed bug shuts down Taylor Public Library in suburban Detroit

October 25, 2011

WXYZ reports that the Taylor Public Library (Taylor, Michigan) closed for part of Monday for bed bug treatment and canine inspection, after a single bed bug was found in the library’s computer room. (You can view the video on WXYZ if it does not appear above.) Another story by WDIV cited a library representative saying […]

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Court sides with Baltimore tenant who claims she waited 48 days for treatment

October 24, 2011

The Baltimore Daily Record reported on October 17th that the Baltimore City Circuit Court ruled in favor of the plaintiff when former tenant Kristen Saunders sued her former building’s owners and operators for negligence, claiming they did not treat for bed bugs promptly. Kristen Y. Saunders said it took managers of her apartment building 48 […]

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Libraries with bed bugs (Pace University is the latest)

October 11, 2011

Gothamist says it received a tip that the Pace University Library in lower Manhattan was closed yesterday for bed bug treatment. In Bedbugs Shut Down Pace University Library, Gothamist’s John Del Signore writes: A student who works in the Henry Birnbaum Library at Pace University tells us the library has been shut down so that it […]

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Slate asks, “how contagious are bed bugs?”

October 6, 2011

There’s a really interesting new article in Slate today about bed bugs, co-written by David Johns, a doctoral student in Public Health at Columbia, which examines the question, “How contagious are bed bugs?” This is really a side note, but refreshingly, Johns points to this Independent (UK) article from 1997 about bed bugs in London […]

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Post-mortem on 2011 North American Bed Bug Summit

October 6, 2011

Those who attended the 2011 North American Bed Bug Summit hosted by Bed Bug Central in Chicago  last week have been sharing their impressions in this Forum thread entitled “Chicago 2011”. A forum user going by the name of “Patrick,” Sean Rollo, and Jeff White are among those sharing their helpful impressions and details of […]

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