bed bug treatment in hotels

Bed bug dog Joni: fighting bed bugs in New Zealand and Australia

November 5, 2007

In an article today entitled “Hard-worker sniffs out bedbugs,” from the Taranaki Daily News (New Zealand), Sharon Marris writes about bed bug dog Joni who works with Pro-Tek Systems owner John Morley in New Zealand. We’re familiar with bed bug dogs, here at Bedbugger, but it is interesting to read of the situation in NZ. […]

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Rockford, IL: half of Red Roof Inn shut down due to bed bugs

October 23, 2007

According to the Rockford Register Star, the Winnebago County Health Department in Rockford, Illinois shut down 56 of 108 rooms in a Red Roof Inn in Rockford, due to bed bugs. The Health Department came to inspect after a customer collected samples of bed bugs from the bed in a room he stayed in: Health […]

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another Lawsuit: student bitten in Fordham’s satellite dorms @ The New Yorker Hotel

September 21, 2007

NYC – New Yorker Hotel Originally uploaded by wallyg NY1 news reported Thursday that Fordham senior Michelle Hopkins has filed a suit for negligence and unspecified damages over bites incurred in her “dorm” room (click “dial-up” or “broadband” next to the photo at the NY1 site to see the clip). The interesting twist is that […]

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Bed Bugs in Hampton Roads, Virginia hotels

August 25, 2007

Lindsay Roberts reports for that bed bugs are flourishing in Virginia hotels in areas such as Newport News, Hampton Roads, and Virginia Beach. One woman is interviewed who used to work as a motel housekeeper; she started getting bitten at work, and she quit her job because of it. “If I’m getting bit up […]

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Saskatoon professional development conference apparently bedbugged

August 11, 2007

The Star-Phoenix reports today that one attender of a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan professional conference, held at the Hilton Garden Inn, claims to have found bed bugs, and bed bug feces in her hotel bed. Two others had serious bites. But nothing here is conclusive as far as the hotel is concerned. A teacher (Sonya Johnstone) who […]

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Thermal treatment for bed bugs: bake the little B@#$%^&s!

July 29, 2007

Remember this Pest Control Technology Online article from January, which we blogged a few months ago? You may recall how Dr. Michael Potter comments on thermal treatments for bed bugs: STRUCTURAL HEATING. Elevating the temperature within buildings has been used to eradicate pests ranging from grain insects to termites. Structural and containerized heat treatments are […]

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Stephen L. Doggett’s A code of practice for the control of bed bug infestations in Australia (2nd Ed.)

July 19, 2007

Behold: new for July 2007, an updated draft of Australian bed bug researcher Stephen L. Doggett’s Bed Bug Code of Practice–click to load a PDF. You can also download a PDF of just the modifications to the new edition, which include the latest information on non-chemical uses of heat and cold, as well as a […]

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And another ray of hope from Vancouver’s VANDU

July 15, 2007

Vancouver’s Radio CKNW (AM980) reports on their website Saturday: Advocacy group fights bed bug outbreak VANCOUVER – Community advocacy group the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users VANDU is trying to fight a massive outbreak of bedbugs in that city’s Downtown Eastside by gutting infested rooms. The group’s Anne Livingston says residents have had six […]

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Hotel guest blogs “bed bug conversation” with hotel manager

May 14, 2007

Many people write to tell me of the bed bug experiences they had in this hotel, on that cruise, at that yoga retreat center. And while often they make for good stories, there are just too many to cover. It also isn’t really our place to judge whether something happened or not. So I prefer […]

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FAQ: what is sulfuryl fluoride/Vikane gas fumigation?

April 6, 2007

Last updated 7/8/2013 Sulfuryl fluoride fumigation (often provided under Dow’s Vikane brand) is an option for treating an entire structure (free-standing house, entire building, etc.), a vehicle, or even a “pod” full of your furniture and belongings. Given that bed bugs are so hard to eradicate, and how long it can take to treat using […]

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80% of Single Room Occupancy units in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside are infested with bed bugs; also Rensselaer Polytechnic’s dorms

March 31, 2007

Two bed bug newsbites: From Vancouver 24 Hours: The majority of low- income single-occupant rooms in the Downtown Eastside are infested with bed bugs, according to a report from the City of Vancouver. Environmental health officers inspected 3,100 DTES hotel rooms and found 80 per cent had bed bugs. The city hopes to expand a […]

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Vancouver community activists urge city to pay for bed bug eradication

March 31, 2007

This is exciting news: a group of community activists in Vancouver are fighting for the city to pay for bed bug treatment and education, the CBC news reports today. The article reports that, Community activists in Vancouver are calling on the city to pay for an expanded bedbug program following an initial effort that targeted […]

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