December 2012

Bed bug protestors at Market Street Travelodge in San Francisco

December 6, 2012

Yesterday, according to the San Francisco Examiner, about twenty people formed a “bed bug flash mob” protesting at the Travelodge at 1707 Market Street (at Valencia) in San Francisco. According to Poor Magazine, the protest was in honor of Kathy Galves, a 67-year old woman who unfortunately had her home foreclosed on by Wells Fargo […]

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New York Times story on how libraries and their patrons respond to bed bug risks

December 6, 2012

New York Times journalist Catherine Saint Louis has a new story today about bed bugs in libraries. The article describes ways various libraries in the US have responded to bed bug infestations or tried to prevent them, and how library patrons are themselves responding to the risk of bed bugs in libraries and library books. […]

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Breaking Bio podcasters talk with bed bug “sexpert” Mike Siva-Jothy

December 4, 2012

In this podcast, Steven Hamblin and the rest of the lively Breaking Bio podcast crew chat with University of Sheffield Professor (and bed bug expert) Mike Siva-Jothy about bed bug sex, small glass models of insect genetalia, and some possible reasons why pubic lice are not as prevalent as in times past. Bed bugs’ traumatic […]

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