April 2013

Bed bugs found at Bay Area, California Starbucks

April 26, 2013

A Bay Area Starbucks recently had bed bugs — according to NBC Bay Area news — for over two months. According to NBC Bay Area News, two women were getting ready to leave a Starbucks in Campbell, California (in Santa Clara County) when one noticed a bed bug on her purse, which had been sitting on […]

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Mostly, people just want to talk about bed bug sex. Discuss.

April 24, 2013

Bed bug sex, bed bug sex, bed bug sex.  People just cannot stop talking about bed bug sex. Occasionally, people write about bed bugs’ effect on human sex, for example, this article from GQ. But mostly, people just want to talk about traumatic insemination. How horrid  it is!  How inhuman! And the latest source of […]

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NH bed bug bill regarding landlord & tenant responsibility passes

April 19, 2013

The New Hampshire Union Leader reports that the New Hampshire Senate passed House Bill 482 Thursday, which “outlines the parameters for dealing with bed-bug infestations and the responsibilities of landlords and tenants to remediate the problem.” You can read the full text of HB482 here. According to The Union Leader, The bill is a compromise […]

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Bed bug bites trouble British MEP Chris Davies in Strasbourg

April 15, 2013

The European Parliament moves its sessions regularly between Brussels and Strasbourg, taking Members of the European Parliament back and forth between the cities. According to the Liberal Democrat Voice, British MEP Chris Davies has recently complained about suspected bed bug bites: “I went to the medical centre in the European Parliament in Brussels. ‘I’ve had […]

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New technology based on old Balkan bed bug remedy

April 10, 2013

  Bedbug on bean leaf (left); bedbug leg trapped by tiny, hairlike trichomes on leaf surface (right) Image credit: M. Szyndler and C. Loudon / UC Irvine Researchers have investigated an old Balkan bed bug remedy, finding that kidney bean leaves can impale and trap bed bugs.  The scientists, Catherine Loudon, Robert Corn, and Megan Szyndler of The […]

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Bed bugs and bullets: Boston pest controller finds gun stash

April 7, 2013

The Boston Globe reports that a Boston pest control operator recently uncovered an illegal guns and ammunition stash under someone’s bed, while searching for bed bugs in a South End public housing development: A pest-control worker found two guns Saturday morning while checking for bed bugs under a mattress in a unit in the Cathedral […]

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