January 2012

Bed bugs at the Ritz-Carlton in NYC: housekeeper says she wasn’t warned

January 26, 2012

This New York Times article references a case of bed bugs at the Ritz-Carlton in New York City — but that’s not the story. Bed bugs can be present in any hotel, any time.  They arrive and depart with all kinds of people, after all. The issue here is that while the hotel apparently responded […]

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Fox News comes out on the side of letting bed bugs live

January 25, 2012

Bravo to Christopher Evans, for his editorial responding to this piece of [bed bug fecal matter] entitled “EPA Hands Out $1M in ‘Environmental Justice’ Grants,” (broadcast on Fox News on 1/6/12) where Neil Cavuto and Chris Horner rant about the use of tax dollars for “environmental justice” projects. Among Cavuto’s concerns is the EPA’s $25,000 […]

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Edmonton dry cleaners refuse to treat bed bug-infested clothing

January 24, 2012

Ahhhh, the laundry problem. Image credit: Carlos Porto / FreeDigitalPhotos.net People with bed bugs are often told that laundry can be washed/dried on hot, simply dried on hot, or dry cleaned.  The latter, however, is a can of worms carpet beetle larvae. The CBC reports that “many dry cleaners” in Edmonton won’t treat bed bug-infested […]

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Bed bugs and apple seeds? Apples and oranges, says Lou Sorkin

January 24, 2012

Again and again, journalists point out that bed bugs are “about the size of” apple seeds, or that they even “look like” apple pips. You don’t have to look to the media reports for this cliché — it’s found in everything from the National Pesticide Information Center and Indiana University fact sheets, to give just […]

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FAQ: Videos demonstrating Packtite use for books, clothing, stuffed animals, etc.

January 24, 2012

The product manufacturer produced the following videos to demonstrate use of the original Packtite™ to kill bed bugs and eggs in various items including linens, shoes, stuffed animals, and books. There are also videos below demonstrating Packtite set-up and effectiveness.  Thanks to David James and the Packtite crew for providing these helpful videos.

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Check out the Daily Kos: Tom Tomorrow’s The Modern World presents “Bedbug Man”

January 24, 2012

Followers of references to bed bugs in the non-pest-related media will enjoy this: Tom Tomorrow introduces “Bedbug Man” in his “The Modern World” comic, “a superhero with the proportionate powers of a bed bug.” These powers, as you might guess, include being able to “hide almost anywhere” and being “really annoying.” Check out: Daily Kos: […]

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Giveaway: try a new Passive+ monitor and receive a Passive monitor, in exchange for feedback

January 18, 2012

Bedbugger.com is pleased to announce another giveaway! This isn’t our usual contest, however.  Please read the information below carefully and follow the instructions to enter. Bed Bugs Limited in London (UK) have developed a new version of the Passive monitor which is called a Passive+ and they are asking for your help to collect some […]

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