bed bugs in theaters

Caveat emptor in the bed bug arena: more sprays and seat covers

June 1, 2011

Bedbugger Forums readers often ask about whether this spray or that spray will kill bed bugs. Quite a lot of things seem to effectively kill bed bugs if they’re sprayed directly. (Spraying them directly is not very easy, however, and this is why other methods are generally needed to get rid of bed bugs.) However, […]

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Bed bug product industry sinks to new low

May 6, 2011

Can anyone explain to me how placing a polypropylene cover on top of your seat in a movie theater will prevent bed bugs which may be in the seat or in the theater from biting you or hitching a ride home with you in your clothing or possessions? Can you give me any reason on […]

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History of bed bugs expanded upon in new article by Michael Potter

March 17, 2011

You’re familiar with the 2008 PCT article “Lessons from the Past,” in which Dr. Michael F. Potter explores the history of the bed bug problem, and human attempts to fight the beasts. Now, American Entomologist has published a new article in which Dr. Potter builds and expands on that foundation: “The History of Bed Bug […]

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Bed bugs found in Lincoln Center’s Daniel H. Koch Theater and Metropolitan Opera House

October 17, 2010

Bed bugs have recently been found in Lincoln Center, in the David H. Koch Theater, where the New York City Ballet and New York City Opera perform, and in the Metropolitan Opera House. The New York Observer reported Wednesday: According to an October 8 email that just came across our desk, Lincoln Center has had […]

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Bed bugs: cinema scare in Toronto, moving day in Boston, and New York hotel, schools, and flea markets

September 2, 2010

This is a bed bug news round-up for Toronto, Boston, and New York. A Toronto International Film Festival venue was inspected for bed bugs Monday night after a filmgoer tweeted that she “woke with bites” four hours after viewing Scott Pilgrim vs. the World at the Scotiabank Theatre on Richmond St. W., according to The […]

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NYC Department of Health tells press about movie theater bed bug complaint

October 24, 2009

The New York City Health Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) apparently received an anonymous tip last week that the UA Theater Sheepshead Bay 14 on Shore Parkway in Brooklyn had bed bugs. Fox 5 News reports that A manager on site did not want to speak with Fox 5’s Ti-Hua Chang about the […]

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Word about bed bugs getting around: how a set designer avoids bed bugs

June 8, 2008

This article from the New York Times is about New York set designer Michele Spadaro, and how she furnishes theater stages on a budget. What caught my eye were the designer’s comments about how she tries to avoid bed bugs in her search for salvageable items: . . . sometimes New York thrift stores are […]

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