bed bug education

Maine bed bug bomb is mistaken for fire smoke, firefighters respond

August 23, 2012

A fire alarm rang out in an historic apartment building in Portland, Maine on Wednesday.  Firefighters rushed to the scene and the building was evacuated. Turns out there was no actual smoke — someone was just setting off a bomb for bed bugs. According to BDN Maine: Portland firefighters responded to a fire alarm and evacuated […]

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Bed Bug Articles from Paul Bello, Lou Sorkin, Lynn Frank

August 12, 2012

Atlanta bed bug professional Paul Bello has become a valued member of our forums, joining other bed bug experts like Lou Sorkin, David Cain (of Bed Bugs Ltd.), John Furman (Killer Queen), Winston O’Buggy (not his real name) and Sean Rollo (of the Bed Bug Resource), just to mention a few of the usual suspects. […]

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Do you live in a NYC condo or coop?

November 2, 2011

Do you live in a New York City Cooperative or Condominium? If so, the Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums (CNYC) 31st Annual Housing Conference and Expo is something which should interest you. It’s being held at Baruch College on November 13th. Every CNYC condo or co-op can send one person at no cost. […]

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Arizona has new state bed bug law

July 31, 2011

Arizona has a new law (SB1306) that is now going into effect regarding bed bugs which (and I am paraphrasing from the full text): Prohibits landlords from renting units known to have current bed bug infestations. Requires landlords to provide bed bug educational materials to existing and new tenants. Prohibits tenants from moving items into […]

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Exhibits in San Francisco and New Haven feature bed bugs

June 30, 2011

Two current exhibits on the east and west coasts feature bed bugs. The San Francisco Public Library is hosting “Bug Off! An Exhibit About Bed Bugs” from June 4th to August 15, 2011. The small exhibit focuses on educating people about bed bugs, according to the library’s website: To help our local community prevent the spread […]

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New Bed bug PSAs from the National Pest Management Association

June 22, 2011

The following Public Service Announcement is going to debut on US television in the coming weeks, according to PCT Online. The announcement emphasizes that bed bugs can be found in all kinds of locations, and reminds viewers not to try and deal with their bed bug problems alone. (If the YouTube does not load, you […]

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Bed bugs boo: New York State IPM Program saved

April 12, 2011

Thanks to everyone who wrote in support of the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYSIPM) at Cornell University, whose imminent closure we warned you about back in January. (The possibility of the program closing was one we were alerted to by Winston O’Buggy the January before that, when the program did not receive funding […]

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EPA Awards $550K in Grants to Combat Bed Bugs

April 12, 2011

The United States Environmental Protection Agency reported in a press release Wednesday that it is awarding five grants worth a total of $550,000 to five recipients so they may “implement new approaches in managing bed bug problems” in regions with “significant” bed bug problems, but few resources for dealing with the problem. The University of […]

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EPA warns consumers with bed bugs to choose pesticides carefully and follow label instructions

August 10, 2010

The EPA issued a new Consumer Alert today about the proper and safe use of pesticides in treating bed bugs: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to alert consumers that there has been an increase of individuals or companies who offer to control bedbugs with unrealistic promises of effectiveness or low cost. This is […]

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These days, education may do more to fight bed bugs than DDT

August 2, 2010

The call for DDT keeps coming, despite scientific evidence suggesting it is not the solution to the current bed bug crisis. Paul Driessen writes of bed bugs in the New York Post today: Growing infestations of the ravenous bloodsuckers have New Yorkers annoyed, angry about officialdom’s inadequate responses — and “itching” for answers. Instead, their […]

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Bed bug educational grant obtained by Changlu Wang & Richard Cooper

May 22, 2010

Changlu Wang of Rutgers University and Richard Cooper of Bed Bug Central have been awarded a $20,000 grant by the USDA to produce educational materials about bed bugs for the community in the form of videos and a website. The aim is to help the community learn more about bed bugs and how to eradicate […]

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EPA’s new Controlling Bed Bugs page

May 17, 2010

The US Environmental Protection Agency has a brand new Controlling Bed Bugs page, with information on bed bug biology, prevention and identification and various forms of bed bug treatment (and Integrated Pest Management), choosing a pest management professional, as well as wonderful photos of bed bugs, cast skins, eggs, and other signs of bed bugs. […]

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