April 2012

Spider beetles and bed bugs

April 17, 2012

When many of us go looking for bed bugs, we find other pests. A common discovery is the shiny spider beetle (Gibbium aequinoctiale) and closely related species. Spider beetles are often mistaken for bed bugs when people don’t know what they’re looking for because spider beetles look bloated and reddish-brown — like they might have […]

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Bedbugs, a novel, to be Bedbugs, a movie

April 17, 2012

Congratulations to Ben H. Winters! The movie rights to his creepy novel Bedbugs have been sold to Tango Pictures, and so it will soon be a creepy horror film too. As Deadline New York reports, the screenplay is to be written by Ti West (The Innkeepers). Cilecto reviewed the book for Bedbugger.com here.  You’ll recall that […]

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Mutant! Unkillable! Fleas?!? The Scotsman’s bed bug photo FAIL

April 15, 2012

In a new article, “New mutant bed bugs twice as hard to kill,”  the Scotsman.com laments that Many people cannot identify bed bugs… and often cannot recognize them until it’s too late. Unfortunately, this claim is made directly under an enormous illustration of a flea! I’m including a photo below because I am sure that […]

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