bed bug epidemic

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 in Easton, PA Department of Public Welfare office and public housing complexes

September 17, 2010

The Department of Public Welfare office in Easton, Pennsylvania is the latest location in the town to become infested with bed bugs. WFMZ Allentown reports that the State of Pennsylvania has reopened the office today, after closing it for bed bug treatment on Thursday: The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare office in Easton reopened to […]

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Bed bugs found at Catawba College, Wake Forest, NYU, Penn State & Missouri State

September 16, 2010

It’s that time of year: “Welcome to college.  Meet your new roommates: bed bugs!” Whenever lots of people move around, bed bugs will too.  And in the first few weeks of the new semester, we always hear reports of bed bugs turning up at college.   As with the bed bug press in general, it does […]

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Iraq vet battling bed bugs in Brooklyn; the HPD problem

September 14, 2010

While bed bugs can strike any location, tenants in low-income housing are particularly susceptible, because their landlords may be especially prone to postponing treatment or cutting corners on it. I am not discounting the problem of landlords being unable to pay for proper treatment in some cases, though this is not universally the cause of […]

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An epidemic of bed bugs in the news

August 23, 2010

The bed bug media frenzy continues. It’s important to remember that six months ago, there were also lots of bed bugs in public places and workplaces — people just were not hearing much about them. The New York Times produced an interesting story Saturday on people’s reactions to bed bugs, including the stigma of being […]

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Cincinnati and Hamilton County libraries battling bed bugs

August 20, 2010

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Cincinnati and Hamilton County libraries are trying to keep their premises and books bed bug-free. Bed bugs have turned up in the Norwood branch library, and the “hardest hit” department of the library system has been Outreach Services, which brings books to senior citizens and schools. So how are local […]

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Daily News-Marist poll shows 1 in 10 New Yorkers has had bed bugs

August 17, 2010

The Daily News reported Monday that a Daily News-Marist poll found that one in ten New York City residents has had bed bugs. (A recent NYC Community Health Survey found that one in fifteen New Yorkers, or 6%, had bed bugs last year.) The Daily News-Marist poll results were as follows: Bedbugs By The Numbers […]

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The Mid-Manhattan branch of The New York Public Library has been battling bed bugs

August 5, 2010

WPIX reports that The New York Public Library’s Mid-Manhattan location on 5th Avenue at 40th Street has been battling bed bugs. And WPIX’s source claims the library is downplaying employee concerns about the issue: The employee told us a co-worker was bitten by a bed bug in early July, while checking out books for a […]

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Bed Bugs spread in Ohio County, West Virginia; Bed Bug Symposium to be held 8/4

July 28, 2010

WTRF reports that bed bugs are becoming a big problem in Wheeling and elsewhere in Ohio County, West Virginia. WTRF notes, In Ohio County, around 13 facilities are being investigated by the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department for a bed bug problem. One such facility is Windsor Manor apartments located on Main Street in Wheeling, which […]

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Bed bugs at Buy Buy Baby in Chelsea, a fancy Hamptons rental, and possibly still in Hollister

July 19, 2010

NY1 reports that Buy Buy Baby recently had its store in Chelsea at 25th Street and 7th Avenue inspected by two different firms looking for bed bugs. According to NY1, The company says some published comments indicated the store at 25th Street and Seventh Avenue was infested. But officials say two independent services inspected the […]

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Bed bugs at NYC ad agency Euro RSCG

July 17, 2010

Another ad agency comes down with bed bugs — this time the New York offices of Euro RSCG Worldwide. The story broke first on MediaBistro’s Agency Spy blog. Agency Spy’s Kiran Aditham claims to have been getting tips about this infestation from multiple parties starting on Wednesday, including one source which claimed the announcement was […]

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Bed bugs bug triage unit at NYC hospital, Victoria’s Secret

July 17, 2010

The triage room at Kings County Hospital in East Flatbush, Brooklyn was shut down and treated Sunday night after a bed bug was found, brought in on a patient, according to the Wall Street Journal. (The hospital did continue to provide triage and serve patients during this episode.) Fox NY reports A spokeswoman for the […]

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