bed bugs in apartments

Denver Public Library Book Return infested with bed bugs

September 23, 2009

The Denver Public Library’s book return drop box was infested with bed bugs, apparently by a single heavy user of the library’s services.  CBS4 in Denver reported that Library workers handling the books left in the drop box noticed the bugs first. “When we were returning those materials back in to get them off of […]

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“The Hunt”: bed bugs in New York real estate

June 7, 2009

Remember Joyce Cohen’s New York Times column “The Hunt” — which features New York tenants searching for just the right apartment?  In 2007, two separate columns in three months described young couples ending their searches in an apartment with bed bugs. In September 2007, it was Tabitha Shick and Benjamin Klein.  Then, in December, we […]

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University of Manitoba student rooms infested with bed bugs

June 5, 2009

Several dorm rooms at the University of Manitoba are infested with bed bugs; they’re undergoing treatment, and residents have been relocated to temporary accommodation. While university officials here are “taking the issue very seriously,” according to CBC, they’re also assuring the media that bed bugs are “not a health risk” (as officials almost always do). […]

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Towels under the door: when cities abandon tenants with bed bugs

May 21, 2009

This is what happens when local authorities cannot help low-income tenants get help and treatment for bed bugs.  WLWT in Cincinnati reports that the Hillrise Apartments for Seniors in College Hill still has a serious bed bug problem. Cincinnati, you’ll remember, did not fund its Health Department’s bed bug inspection program in their last budget, […]

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New Jersey Assembly passes “bed bug bill” A-3203

February 8, 2009

The New Jersey Assembly considered the “bed bug bill” A-3203 on Thursday, and it passed 74-3! You can read more about it in the Press of Atlantic City, which writes, Under the bill approved by a 74-3 vote in the Assembly, landlords of multiple-dwelling units must have bed-bug infestations removed as soon as they learn […]

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Law student sues over bed bugs in Reserve Square apartments, Cleveland

November 19, 2008

James F. McCarty of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Monday that A law student has sued one of downtown Cleveland’s chicer high-rises, contending that bedbugs drove him from two apartments — and flying gnats from a third. In his lawsuit, Joshua Bobrowsky said the blood-sucking vermin in three Reserve Square apartments left him with painful […]

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More bed bug treatments in Lexington’s Ballard Griffith senior apartments

November 10, 2008

More on the bed bug situation in the Ballard Griffith senior complex in Lexington, Kentucky, where the 55-and-older residents have been suffering from bed bug bites for 2 years now. Two years! According to this news report from Lex18, 86 of over 300 units are infested. Today, two pest control firms are going door to […]

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Bed bugs in a senior apartment building in San Diego

July 17, 2008

NBC reports that there are bed bugs in a senior apartment building in San Diego: It’s happening at the Westminster Manor, which is home to low-income seniors. Resident Rose Chapin, 76, told NBC 7/39 she first noticed the problem in June. “I saw little black spots on my bedspread,” Chapin said. Soon after, she noticed […]

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Bed bugs in a University of Alberta residence (again)

July 17, 2008

Edmonton Journal: Bed bugs in the Newton Place apartments at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

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Bed bugs in Danbury, Connecticut senior housing

June 10, 2008

According to The News-Times, Danbury Housing Authority is fighting bed bugs in Ives Manor, a 98-unit elderly housing complex on Main Street in Danbury, CT. Carolyn Sistrunk, executive director of the Danbury Housing Authority, said Monday the complex had a problem with the bugs in 2007 and spent about $17,000 to get rid of them. […]

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The bed bug times are a’ changin’, ever so slowly

May 22, 2008

Or so it would seem. Earlier this week, there was the bed bug bill in the U.S. Congress. And yesterday, an article in the Maine Switch (a website for those in Greater Portland) about the city’s yearly trash pick-up of bulky trash items. Not surprisingly, the day is a yearly impromptu festival for bargain hunters […]

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Cincinnati fights bed bugs, declares some success

January 10, 2008

Cincinnati held a meeting yesterday about bed bugs. Channel 9 (ABC) said yesterday: The Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority will show the Health, Environment and Education Committee a presentation on the pests. Officials said bed bugs are a big problem in the city’s public housing, which is overseen by the Housing Authority. According to Channel 12, […]

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