July 2012

Thermaspot: easily confirm heat treated items reach 120F

July 20, 2012

David James (inventor of the Packtite, Packtite Closet, Bed Bug Beacon, and Bed Bug Blue) has another new product which may improve the way many of us deal with bed bugs: the Thermaspot (TM) Temperature Sensor. Thermaspot is a small piece of adhesive paper (which can be kept attached to its backing or attached to […]

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50 Detroit bus drivers have reported seeing bed bugs; city officials claim problem is not widespread

July 10, 2012

According to the Detroit News, fifty Detroit Department of Transportation drivers have reported seeing bed bugs on buses in the last year, with some also reporting bed bug bites: After receiving a letter from [Henry Gaffney, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 26] in May, DDOT chief executive Ron Freeland said Thursday he asked a […]

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Attempted bed bug treatment with alcohol destroys Kentucky building, leaves 30 homeless

July 1, 2012

Another “do-it-yourself” attempt at bed bug eradication has ended in disaster. Two historic buildings in the village of Carlisle, Kentucky (population 1900) were destroyed by fire on Friday, June 29. Fifteen to thirty people (depending on source) have lost their home and all possessions. Based on news reports, some of the residents are elderly and/or […]

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