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Bed bugs in Edmonton: inspectors’ bed bug precautions, and upcoming survey of landlords

September 22, 2010

Bed bugs continue to spread in Edmonton. The Toronto Sun has a new story today about Edmonton’s health inspectors, whose work puts them in danger of bringing bed bugs home. Health inspectors are charged with inspecting homes in response to bed bug complaints: “I don’t think you’ll find an inspector who works here who doesn’t […]

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Bed bugs bite Edmonton

October 4, 2009

The Edmonton Sun reports that Swarms of bloodthirsty bedbugs are taking over entire apartment buildings across the city, and public health officials warn that it’s only getting worse. And how do bed bugs come to take over “entire apartment buildings”? Step one: when tenants complain of bed bugs, treat once and never follow up. [Tenant […]

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Bed bugs bite in Edmonton sleep disorder clinic

January 23, 2009

It’s a pretty unlucky scenario when patients who checked into the Edmonton General Hospital sleep disorder clinic in order to find the cause of their sleep disturbances are woken in the middle of the night and sent home due to bed bugs.  This article from the Edmonton Journal describes just such a situation. Sleep disorder […]

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Disabled NJ man who reported bed bugs is evicted for not doing prep & (allegedly) not reporting bed bugs promptly

October 19, 2007

The Daily Record reports that a landlord is trying to evict George Veghte, a disabled man from Rutgers Village, a complex in Parsippany, NJ. He asked for help with his bed bugs. They told him to prep, but he could not follow all steps on his own. His lease was terminated Sept. 27, about a […]

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More on Canada’s laws re: bed bugs and tenants: province by province

August 24, 2007

Our FAQ on who pays for tenants’ bed bug treatment just got a little more complete. Since this is a really helpful resource, I am blogging it too. Courtesy of the CBC’s links from its fine story on bed bugs (which remains the best television clip on bed bugs to date, hands down, in my […]

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Old mattresses given out as charity: will cause more harm than good

August 2, 2007

I thought it was bad that companies were carting away used mattresses alongside new ones in their delivery trucks. But some mattress sellers go even further in their attempts to spread bed bugs. A Canadian mattress store called Sleep Country has a program of “charity” for those in need. When a person buys a new […]

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Snapshot: a few hours of Bedbugger.com visitors tells us something about the spread

April 16, 2007

You can click here to see a map of the last 90 or so visitors to the site. It will look different from what I describe below, because I am writing about what I saw there about 4-5 hours ago. Now it’s almost midnight in New York, and the Aussies are starting to surf in. […]

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Edmonton couple moves from an infested building, to another infested building

February 21, 2007

More infested apartments in Edmonton. The Edmonton story is notable because it details how Robert Kirkland moved from one apartment infested with bed bugs, to another. When I first started reading, I wondered if he could have moved the bugs inadvertently with him. But the article states that Capital Health noted the building Kirkland moved […]

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More from Edmonton bed bug evictions case

December 3, 2006

Previously, I blogged about the case in Edmonton, where tenants were evicted for not complying with the preparations for extermination in their apartments (which involved bagging clothes and moving or removing furniture. Now, the Edmonton Journal is reporting that some tenants who claim to have complied with the preparations for bed bug treatment in their […]

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Bedbug evictions: Edmonton tenants evicted because they did not prepare for spraying

December 1, 2006

We know it is important for people in bedbug-infested units to follow certain procedures in order to prepare for pest control to spray and treat their apartments. We also know how time consuming, difficult, and costly preparations can be. But now the Edmonton Sun reports that residents of several units of a bedbug-infested building in […]

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Do landlords or tenants pay for bed bug treatment? (FAQs)

October 22, 2006

This FAQ attempts to answer one of the first questions renting tenants, co-op owners and condo owners ask, when confronted with bed bugs, is: who’s responsible for paying for their elimination? The laws vary. We are not lawyers. There may be inaccuracies or errors or speculative comments below. Use what you find below as a […]

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