Aurora, Colorado woman claims she got bed bugs from rental furniture

December 19, 2008

According to Fox 31 News in Colorado, JoDean Persichetti says she did not have bed bugs in her apartment until after her shipment of rented furniture arrived: “Those bugs were not in the apartment before the furniture arrived, it’s a brand new unit,” she said. JoDean asked Rent-A-Center to pick up the furniture but the […]

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Couple wins $49K in infested furniture bed bug lawsuit

July 10, 2008

Diep Huynh and Oanh Nguyen, a Pennsauken, NJ couple who claim they got bed bugs from a new bedroom furniture set, won $49,000 in a jury trial. Today a jury awarded the Pennsauken, N.J. couple $49,000 finding that the bedroom furniture they purchased at J.C. Penney in Cherry Hill was infested with bed bugs. “For […]

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Hints from Bed Bug Helloise: Hollywood purse hook, anyone?

July 8, 2008

Hints from Bed Bug Helloise has been on a long hiatus. Our Helloise doesn’t often see anything she wants to share with Bedbuggers. We all have too much stuff anyway, don’t we? But she recently came across this item: the Hollywood Purse Hook. The manufacturers claim it will hold a purse dangling from a table […]

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Bed bugs in “refurbished” mattresses on Fox NY

May 22, 2008

In the video below from 5/19/2008, Fox News NY visits a mattress recycling operation in Woodside to report on bed bugs in “refurbished” mattresses. It is perfectly legal to spritz, recover, and resell used mattresses in New York. They have to be sanitized and labeled properly. There is currently no way we know of to […]

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bed bug news for 2007-11-15

November 14, 2007

National Post: Bed bugs invade Toronto East Toronto city councillor Paula Fletcher asked the Toronto public health unit on Monday to study what it could do to eradicate the problem of bed bugs. Right now the public health unit does not track infestations, but simply offers phone advice to suff (tags: Toronto tippingpoint nationalpost canada […]

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Today show recommends sharing used mattresses on Craigslist, Freecycle

November 6, 2007

On the Today show this morning, Katie Couric Meredith Viera said, “You can’t live in New York without finding old mattresses and TVs along the curbside because people don’t know what else to do with them. But there is someone who will take them.” Her interviewee, Chip Giller of, suggested going to Craigslist or […]

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Men’s Health on bed bugs: “The Dirt on Hotel Rooms”

November 6, 2007

Men’s Health magazine on bed bugs, this month: it’s just a brief snippet in an article of travel tips, but it hits home: Some Souvenirs Have Legs Hotels are a haven for bedbugs. Pest-control companies say hotels account for more than 37 percent of their bedbug business, according to Pest Control Technology magazine. I don’t […]

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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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Bedbugged North Carolina: Bayer’s training grounds for bed bug detection and treatment

October 29, 2007

This article about bed bugs in North Carolina comes from South Carolina’s The State (republished from the Raleigh, NC News and Observer). “There’s a lot of folks who don’t bother to call us. They’re embarrassed. The social connotation goes back to the early 1900s; they were associated with slummy places. And that’s not the case […]

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Cincinnati government discovers bed bugs are not easily treated, news at 11

October 27, 2007

We’ve been following the saga in Cincinnati, the first city in the USA to declare war on bed bugs. This story from (channel 5) on Thursday indicates that the city is surprised by the persistence of bed bugs. It focuses on Cincinnati resident Samuel Blackmon. On Friday, Blackmon showed off his apartment to some […]

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Curbed “outs” bedbugged condo development; gossip blogs, bed bugs, and denial

October 27, 2007, the real estate blog, claims that 30 Lincoln Plaza, currently being redeveloped into pricey condominiums (Curbed mentions a price of $1,185,000 for 647 sq/ft one bedrooms), is infested with bed bugs: UPPER WEST SIDE—It seems there is a little detail about the condo conversion at 30 Lincoln Plaza that may have been overlooked: “You […]

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Cincinnati: “best weapon against bed bugs is … education”

October 2, 2007

Local News 12 in Cincinnati had a new segment on bed bugs on Monday. That city has declared their bed bug epidemic to be a huge problem, and started throwing energy, time, and resources into solving it as best they can. They appear to fully understand what a difficult task that is. But they’re starting […]

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