bed bugs in public housing

Housing Authority of New Haven to purchase heat treatment technology

November 4, 2010

The Housing Authority of New Haven is planning to use Temp-Air heating technology to treat bed bugs in public housing, with the ambitious goal of entirely eliminating bed bugs from all public housing units “within six to nine months.” The According to the New Haven Independent says, On Wednesday morning Housing Authority of New Haven […]

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Bed bug-infested mattress set on fire by NYCHA cleaner

October 28, 2010

Don’t try this at home! The Daily News reported yesterday that Miriam Ortiz, a cleaner who works in the New York City Housing Authority’s Manhattanville houses has been charged with arson, after setting fire to a bed bug infested mattress. This happened on the 10th floor of a 20-story building. The Daily News noted that […]

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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 halt mail service to Detroit public housing building

September 2, 2010

A Detroit mail carrier stopped delivering to a 143-unit Warren West Apartments due to the building’s bed bug problem. Unfortunately, it happened at the time in the month when many of the building’s residents were supposed to get their social security checks. According to the Detroit News: Ed Moore, spokesman for U.S. Postal Service Detroit […]

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Public housing tenants living with bed bugs for 3.5 years

April 27, 2010

Remember the Connie Griffith / Ballard Towers, in Lexington, Kentucky? In November, 2008, we told you that some of the complex’s public housing tenants had been suffering with bed bugs for two years.  Next month, it will be three and a half years that some tenants have been living with this pest. And as WKYT […]

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Bed bugs in Toronto public housing: the city does not have it together

April 13, 2010

When it comes to bed bugs, many folks have the idea that Toronto has its act together. Why?  Because it has a task force (the Toronto Bed Bug Project), initiatives like Bug and Scrub, a Public Health hotline (Toronto Health Connection 416-338-7600) where residents can call and report bed bugs so that a Public Health […]

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Bed bugs win; 219 tenants moved from Fort Worth Housing Authority building

April 3, 2010

An entire Fort Worth Housing Authority building in Fort Worth, Texas has been battling bed bugs for a year — a process that has cost about 1/2 a million dollars.  And now every single one of the 219 tenants is being relocated permanently to new housing, WFAA reports. For a year, the housing authority has […]

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Bed bugs in Toronto public housing

March 31, 2010

Joe Fiorito has a new story in the Toronto Star today about Bill Huddlestone, who suffers from bed bugs in his Toronto Community Housing apartment on Lawrence at Morningside. To say Huddlestone has a persistent problem with bed bugs is an understatement: “They’ve sprayed 21 times in the past two years.” Okay, read that sentence […]

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Ottawa man refuses bed bug treatment eight times, finally evicted

March 7, 2010

Christopher Francoeur was evicted from 415 MacLaren St. in Ottawa, after refusing to have his apartment in the infested 249-unit building treated for bed bugs. The Ottawa Citizen reports that According to a Landlord and Tenant Board ruling, the resident, Christopher Francoeur, refused to let anyone in to spray. Francoeur claims he simply got home […]

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Seattle Housing Authority’s bed bug treatment #FAIL

January 14, 2010

The Stranger has a new article on the rise of bed bugs in Seattle. What struck me most was its grim view of a bedbugged future, where we just give up and accept our fate of living with bed bugs. Both [Virginia Felton of the Seattle Housing Authority] and [Clay Thompson of the Seattle’s Department […]

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Minneapolis Public Housing Authority is using thermal methods to kill bed bugs

January 2, 2010

The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority is using thermal methods to treat bed bugs in public housing, according to a new article in the Star-Tribune: “Hang tight, it’s gonna feel like Hawaii in there,” says Henry, assistant director of maintenance operations for the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA), as they lug four giant heaters into a […]

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Lewiston Housing Authority: catch a bed bug and then we’ll help you

December 16, 2009

The Sun Journal reports that tenant Misti Oliviera had bed bugs, but the Lewiston, Maine Housing Authority would not help her until she showed them a bed bug body (dead or alive): “I was told there is nothing they can do until I physically catch one,” she said. “I can’t catch one. I’ve been looking […]

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