bed bug inspections

Bed bugs persist at 205 Nassau Street in Princeton

April 25, 2010

Remember the story of bed bugs in the Princeton building at 205 Nassau Street, owned by landlord Sanford “Sandy” Zeitler? You will recall that Princeton’s health department gave Zeitler a “Final Notice of Violation,” which gave the landlord 30 days to correct the problem.  He has to appear in court on May 3rd. A new […]

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Colleges react to bed bugs: Loyola (Chicago), Boston University, Brigham Young (Hawaii)

September 30, 2009

There are a lot of reports about bed bugs in colleges this week, in the wake of the recent high profile John Jay College bed bug infestation (and the less high profile Manhattan College bed bug troubles). The Loyola Phoenix reports that Loyola University in Chicago was treating bed bugs with steam and pesticides, encasing […]

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A tale of two bed bug-troubled cities: Cincinnati, Columbus

May 23, 2009

My report about the Hillrise Apartments in Cincinnati the other day highlighted what can happen when local officials stop inspecting rental units based on bed bug complaints. As you’ll recall, funding was cut at the end of 2008 for the Cincinnati Health Department’s bed bug inspection program. Here’s another story with bedbugged tenants, this time […]

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Bed bugs continue to plague Boston, but the news is not all bad

May 11, 2009

A new article from the Boston Herald warns of a difficult bed bug spring, and notes a continued yearly rise in bed bug complaints to the Boston Inspectional Services Department. The bedbug resurgence that began in the early 21st century is creeping and crawling with a vengeance, according to national and local experts, who warn […]

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Claridge Towers residents get help with their bed bugs from DC Housing Authority

April 17, 2009

Claridge Towers, a DC Housing building on M Street has been treated for bed bugs off and on in the last two years, Fox News reports. Clearly, the problem was not being entirely eliminated by the treatments done. Part of the problem also seems to be that some tenants were self-treating because PCO treatments did […]

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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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Cincinnati cuts budget, cancels $290K bed bug inspection program

December 16, 2008

This does not seem good. At all. Cincinnati’s newly approved budget cut $290,000 — a choice which, according to this article in the Cincinnati Enquirer, cancels a bed bug inspection program. What was approved in the budget? — $1.8 million for police overtime walking patrols; — Restoration of the appliance collection service, but for a […]

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Stamford, Connecticut: 41 cases of bed bugs reported so far this year

September 10, 2008

According to the Stamford Advocate, that city’s health department expects last year’s 85 reported cases of bed bugs will be surpassed this year. (Remember, those are just the cases that get reported to the health department): “It’s going up and it’s going to continue to go up,” said Mike Kraynak, director of health inspections. As […]

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Time for action: support the Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite Act 2008 currently in the U.S. House of Representatives

July 7, 2008

Remember the House of Representatives’ Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite Act of 2008? It would institute a grant program for states to inspect hotel rooms for bed bugs. Well, according to the Library of Congress’s Thomas system, it’s now being considered by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. The Washington Watch site now […]

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Bed bugs in Hamilton, Ontario: lessons for landlords and local governments

April 30, 2008

The Hamilton Spectator reports on the spread of bed bugs in that Ontario city. The story focuses on Lisa Courtney’s bed bug battle: Courtney tossed out her bed, mattress and linens. CityHousing, Hamilton’s social housing agency, had her Cumberland Avenue apartment treated and life returned to normal. But now, the bedbugs are back. Courtney’s anxiety […]

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New York City to get bed bug awareness campaign

January 15, 2008

Finally. The Daily News reports that New York City is going to get a bed bug education campaign. The article reports that there will be town hall meetings about bed bugs in Washington Heights (1/28), Astoria (2/5) and Bushwick (3/12). Housing officials will roll out the campaign with a town hall meeting Jan. 28 in […]

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bed bugs in 1920s NYC orphanages; San Francisco building dep., health dept. bed bug inspectors

December 9, 2007

Orphanage alumni take one more trip to Coney Island Life in a NYC orphanage in the 20s and 30s included bed bugs: “He spent his childhood in New York orphanages – writing letters to Santa that were never answered, or dragging his box spring outside to burn off the bed bugs each spring.” (tags: inpassing […]

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