dust mites

Probiotics fight bed bugs? Not really

August 29, 2010

This Sify.com article got my attention: If there’s one thing that absolutely kills off a good sleep, it’s bed bugs, but now scientists have found a new way of getting rid of them – by using yoghurt. Probiotic yoghurt has ‘friendly’ bacteria. So now scientists say that bed bugs can be wiped out by loading […]

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Bed bugs to be discussed on ABC’s Nightline tonight (4/29)

April 29, 2010

ABC’s Nightline will feature a segment on bed bugs tonight (4/29, assuming no other breaking news stories take precedence) according to this press release from ThermaPure (who will be featured in the show). Meanwhile, nothing about this on the Nightline website at this time. Let’s set our DVRs and TiVOs and see what transpires! Update […]

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What is it going to take to convince these people that bed bugs are not dust mites, or fleas?!?

March 6, 2008

I finally had a chance to listen to David Cain’s UK radio appearance last Friday via the BBC iPlayer interface (which requires a RealPlayer plugin; I’m on a Mac and I was able to listen; I am sure Windows users will have no trouble). Go to this link. Find “The Breakfast Show with JoAnne Good” […]

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Bed bugs in casino and senior apartments in New Jersey, Binghamton University (again) and another dust mite photo in the news

November 22, 2007

Uninvited roommates move in … and they bite Wesleyan Arms, a 60-unit senior apartment complex in Red Bank, NJ, has bed bugs. Monmouth County Health Officer Sidney B. Johnson said “bedbugs are not a health issue because they do not transmit disease but that the insects do qualify as pests.” (tags: monmouthcounty newjersey NJ sidneyBJohnson […]

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Travel reporter gets bed bugs after hundreds of hotel stays

November 21, 2007

After traveling to 71 countries and staying in hundreds of hotels, NY1 journalist Valerie D’Elia encountered bed bugs in a hotel. Luckily, she did not appear to take them home with her. Here she tells the story, and asks a few questions of attorney Steven De Castro (who’s been involved with bed bug lawsuits) and […]

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bed bug news for 2007-11-16

November 15, 2007

Torontoist: BEDBUG EPIDEMIC! Not To Be Alarmist Or Anything. Torontoist includes a picture of a dust mite in their article about Paula Fletcher’s move to have bed bugs declared a “health hazard” in Toronto (item viewed 11/15 at 11 am EST). This is precisely why we keep calling for a public education campaign. (tags: dustmites […]

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Bed bugs also causing havoc in England & Northern Ireland: university residence, hospital staff residence, possibly a school, infested

June 19, 2007

In light of the story from Ireland today, I wanted to check in on England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, and so I looked through the BBC’s coverage of bed bugs over the past year. On August 17th, 2006 the BBC reported that a residence for doctors and nurses in a hospital in Fermanagh, Northern […]

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bed bugs, news at 11

February 28, 2007

WJZ tv news in Baltimore reports that an entire apartment building in Bel Air, Maryland is being treated by pest control operators. One tenant was quite distraught that thy would be disrupted for a three week treatment (I suppose that’s one or two follow-ups?), but I only hope that does it. The garbage bags in […]

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Blip.tv: Bed Bugs are not dust mites, or cute little kiddies

December 23, 2006

This guy is grossed out because he thinks “bed bugs” eat his dead skin cells and discarded hair. Alas, if only.

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Bed bugs. Are. Not. Dust Mites.

December 4, 2006

Oy, Bradenton / Sarasota / Manatee Florida: Bradenton Herald business reporter Robin Roger is steering you wrong. The article “Mattress sweeper prevents the bed bugs’ bite” is about dust mites. Back in August, there was a local station which covered the NYC City Council hearing on bed bugs and used a photo of a dust […]

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