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More NYC municipal offices treated for bed bugs

August 19, 2010

Besides wreaking havoc on cinema-goers at the AMC Empire 25 this week, bed bugs have also been plaguing more city offices. Bed bug treatments went on from Monday through Wednesday this week on floors 4 through 7 of the New York City office building at 151 W. Broadway in Tribeca (including the city’s Office of […]

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Bergdorf Goodman hires canine scent detection team to sniff out bed bugs

August 12, 2010

Shopping blog Refinery29 reports that New York City luxury department store Bergdorf Goodman has signed up for routine bed bug inspections by a canine scent detection unit: Hollister, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Victoria’s Secret have all had a bad case of the bed bugs here in NYC, but Bergdorf Goodman refuses to let their store […]

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Bed bugs close second Abercrombie & Fitch store in New York

July 2, 2010

The Wall Street Journal’s Metropolis blog reports that the Abercrombie and Fitch store at South Street Seaport has now been closed due to bed bugs detected there. It appears the firm had its other locations searched after their Hollister Epic store was discovered to have bed bugs earlier this week. (The Hollister store is still […]

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Bed bug dogs: what you need to know

March 10, 2010

If you surfed in from the story in Thursday’s New York Times about bed bug dogs, then welcome! I exchanged some emails with Penelope Green when she was writing the story, and I think she did a good job overall.  I figured this was a good time to add a FAQ to our repertoire about […]

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Footage from the recent New York Pest Expo: Bed Bug Edition

November 13, 2009

Bug Off Pest Center in NYC recently hosted an event called the New York Pest Expo: Bed Bug Edition. Frank Andorka notes in his PMP column that it attracted 500 pest management professionals. And we New Yorkers can be glad — that’s 500 PMPs who sat down and heard bed bug experts Dr. Dini Miller […]

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Scholastic Headquarters treated for bed bugs; update on Penguin

September 2, 2009

The New York Observer reports that a second New York publishing company has been treated for bed bugs in one week. Scholastic became the second New York publishing house in a week to suffer a bedbug scare this past Friday afternoon, as employees were told to put whatever belongings they needed over the weekend into […]

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Seattle NPMA Bed Bug Symposium, consumer bed bug dog awareness

August 28, 2009

A brief report from KOMO in Seattle on Thursday’s NPMA Bed Bug Symposium. It was interesting that the reporter noted that attendees who run hotels and buildings do not want to be filmed. They feared people would think their buildings have bed bugs, and they’d lose customers. Since bed bugs can infest any multi-unit building, […]

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Milwaukee Housing Authority purchases bed bug sniffing dog

July 9, 2009

Milwaukee is probably the first city the second city we know of in the US (if not everywhere) to have its own bed bug sniffing dog. Gracie the terrier was acquired from Pepe Peruyero’s canine scent detection training program and will be used to detect live bed bugs or eggs in Milwaukee Housing Authority (public […]

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Bakersfield family gets bed bug help from the Discovery Channel

March 20, 2009

Remember Kay Hammer, in Bakersfield, who we told you about last November? She had tossed out most of the family’s furniture. The landlord would not deal with the problem, so she called Eyewitness News 29. Iso Tech Pest Management’s Mike Masterson brought in a bed bug dog and did a thermal treatment. They also found […]

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Offer of free bed bug k9 inspections in Hudson Valley, NY

February 8, 2009

Last week we shared a generous offer from Orkin in Vancouver. That offer of a bed bug dog inspection was made to people who had had a PCO inspect and find no evidence of bed bugs. (Read more about it here if you missed it.) This week, Pestmaster Services of Kingston, NY makes a different, […]

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New bed bug dog in Vancouver; free bed bug k9 inspections!

February 5, 2009

Orkin in Vancouver has just acquired a bed bug sniffing dog. Vancouver, meet Frankie! Frankie was rescued from a shelter and trained for 600 hours at Florida Canine Academy (run by Bill Whitstine). An Orkin employee wrote to Bedbugger, For a VERY limited time our company will be offering free inspections to those in the […]

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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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