May 2012

Toronto Public Health scrambles for funding to continue bed bug fight

May 29, 2012

Q: You know what bed bugs hate?   A: When people fund smart programs that stop them in their tracks.    Consider the highly-successful Toronto Public Health Bed Bug Team, which was funded from May 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012. It was an impressive program which carried out much needed and wide-ranging “control activities,” ranging […]

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Bed Bug Blue Fecal Spot Detection consumer kit now available!

May 18, 2012

A few weeks back, we told you about Bed Bug Blue, the new detection kit for identifying fecal stains left by bed bugs. It comes from David James (inventor of the Packtite and Bed Bug Beacon) and has been tested and cheered by a number of well-known experts on bed bugs (per our earlier post). […]

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Michigan stories: bed bug-related sleep deprivation, and mattress dumping

May 1, 2012

Two stories involving bed bugs in Michigan caught my eye today. They consider two different sides of the “dumped mattress” problem. The first story from today’s Detroit Free Press suggests that a large number of people are losing sleep due to not sleeping on a bed. Not surprisingly, it mentions bed bugs as one of […]

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