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Bed bugs should be considered public health threat, Canadian researchers claim

February 16, 2013

An article in the Winnipeg Free Press showcases a new study by seven Canadian public health experts and physicians, which suggests bed bugs can and should be considered a public health threat, even though they are not known to transmit disease. According to the Winnipeg Free Press: “Because bedbugs have not been proven to transmit disease […]

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Bed bugs found in books in New Westminster, BC public library

October 26, 2011

I know, I know: yet another bed-bugs-in-the-library story. But libraries are the new theaters, as far as bed bugs are concerned. This latest bed-bugs-in-the-library story is interesting: the bed bugs found in New Westminster’s public library were hanging out in multiple shelved books in two adjacent areas of the library. The Royal City Record reports, […]

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Bed bugs may act as “hidden environmental reservoir” for drug-resistant bacteria MRSA and VRE

May 11, 2011

Remember the concern raised last year that bed bug bites (like other breaks in the skin) may make hospital patients more susceptible to MRSA? Now, researchers have found methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE) — a less dangerous form of antibiotic-resistant bacteria — in bed bugs removed from the bodies of three […]

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More on Vancouver building’s bed bug sauna

October 14, 2009

Remember the “bed bug sauna” which was designed into the new Lux residence by Vancouver supportive housing developer RainCity?  There’s an article on the building in The Province today, which notes: The latest supportive housing building to officially open in the Downtown Eastside has something no other building in the city has: a bedbug sauna. […]

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RainCity Housing’s “bed bug sauna” now active in new Vancouver building

June 19, 2009

Remember when we reported back in June 2008 that a new RainCity Housing development in Vancouver was going to contain a “bed bug sauna” for treatment of infested items? The new building “The Lux”, at 65 Hastings Street, is in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, a highly infested neighborhood, and provides 25 transitional housing units, and 67 […]

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Round, round, get around, bed bugs get around all the time

March 27, 2009

A recent article from the Vancouver Courier was prompted by a woman’s sighting of bugs on a seat, Kara Ardan was sitting near the back of a Hastings Street bus earlier this month, when something on the seat in front of her made her jump to her feet. “I just saw something move,” she said. […]

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Free bed bug information session in Vancouver

February 24, 2009

The Structural Pest Management Association of British Columbia (SPMABC) will be hosting a free information session on bed bugs and related topics this Saturday (February 28th) at Library Square from 9:00am – 1:00pm. Admission is free, but on a first come, first served basis (the room holds 300 people). Topics will include:

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New bed bug dog in Vancouver; free bed bug k9 inspections!

February 5, 2009

Orkin in Vancouver has just acquired a bed bug sniffing dog. Vancouver, meet Frankie! Frankie was rescued from a shelter and trained for 600 hours at Florida Canine Academy (run by Bill Whitstine). An Orkin employee wrote to Bedbugger, For a VERY limited time our company will be offering free inspections to those in the […]

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Baked Bed Bugs spreading holiday cheer, in the form of bed bug carcasses

December 30, 2008

Ahhh, lovely image, no? Baked Bed Bugs in Vancouver, well known in our Bedbugger Forums, is in the news today, having done a thermal bed bug remediation for a New Westminster, BC family that was short of funds and going through a bad bed bug infestation. The Province reports that Laura Powell, a mother of […]

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Ted Kuhn Towers in Surrey, BC: an update. And it is not good.

December 16, 2008

It’s getting to the stalemate portion of the bedbugs-in-your-building experience: Ted Kuhn Tower tenants are still living with bed bugs. And management is blaming other tenants who refuse treatment and/or bring in discarded bed bug-infested gear. Here’s the problem: tenants who do cooperate with treatment should not be punished because others don’t. Read the update […]

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Is BC Housing in Vancouver considering the drilling-and-DE method for bedbugs?

October 29, 2008

The Official 2010 Olympics Newswire blogger David Eby says News is ripping through the DTES that BC Housing may have found an effective way to control bedbug populations in SRO hotels. The DTES is Vancouver’s bed bug-beleaguered Downtown Eastside. And now, Eby continues, BC Housing determined that ‘food grade diatomaceous earth, fresh water based’ within […]

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The Bed Bug Registry adds new features

October 6, 2008

Maciej from the Bed Bug Registry has let me know of a few site improvements he’s added. First, you can look up hotels and see all reports for a given chain. Here’s an example. Of course, no chain is immune to bed bugs, but companies may deal proactively with bed bugs to different degrees. Also, […]

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