July 2013

Were bed bugs behind the NYC bug bomb fire and explosion?

July 13, 2013

On Thursday morning, a building in New York City’s Chinatown exploded and a fire was started after a resident set off many bug bombs (foggers) at once. The New York Times noted Thursday that the explosion “was powerful enough to blow out windows on the first three floors of the five-story tenement building at 17 Pike Street” […]

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Bed bugs and mental health: depression, suicide, PTSD

July 12, 2013

The psychological effects of bed bugs have been the recent focus of a number of articles.  It’s pretty clear that there’s a link between bed bugs and mental health in many individuals.  And an article published at the end of May (“Suicide following an infestation of bed bugs”) suggests bed bugs can now be linked […]

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Bed bug bites: what are your anti-itch remedies?

July 8, 2013

Our trusty six-year-old FAQ on anti-itch remedies for discomfort caused by bed bug bites (“Bed bug bites make you itchy and scratchy? This may help…”) has just been updated to include David Cain’s recommendation of the following product for bed bug bite relief: David, of Bed Bugs Ltd. (UK) and our forums, now recommends Caribbean […]

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San Francisco’s Ask a Scientist to host lecture on bed bugs

July 5, 2013

San Francisco’s Ask a Scientist lecture series features expert speakers on various topics, Q&As with the speaker, good food, drinks and a casual atmosphere. We’re happy to share the news that the July 23rd Ask a Scientist will feature UC Berkeley Cooperative Extension Specialist Dr. Vernard Lewis talking about bed bugs and other home invaders: […]

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