Fume Cube offers low-cost on-site commodity fumigation, packaged with inspection and treatment

November 14, 2010

Traditionally, Vikane gas (sulfuryl fluoride) has been used in two ways in the war against bed bugs: to treat a full structure (from a single-family house to a massive hotel), or to treat belongings and furniture in an enclosed space, otherwise known as commodity fumigation. It can be used to treat all kinds of belongings […]

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Bed bugs close library in Fort Myers, Florida

September 14, 2010

The News-Press reports that a Fort Myers, Florida library has been closed due to a bed bug infestation in chairs in the computer area. The News_press notes that Workers are in the process of fumigating the building, said Sheldon Kaye, director of the Lee County Library System. A sign outside the library states ‘Closed for […]

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Bed bugs in the news: Jacksonville, Florida

June 17, 2010

This is an interesting bed bug story from First Coast News in Jacksonville, Florida. First, it documents another case of someone being denied necessary medical treatment due to an acute bed bug infestation. Second, it represents a case where people obviously lived with bed bugs until they became unbearable, and only got treatment when forced […]

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Low-income tenants not liable for treatment costs in HUD-supported rentals

July 17, 2009

WFTV in Florida helped some low-income tenants with bed bugs to get help. The owner of Oakwood apartments in Mount Dora tried to charge seven families almost $3,000 each for extermination fees. The South Florida based company, Miami Mar Incorporated, told the residents they would be kicked out if they didn’t pay. Whether this is […]

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Bed bugs at San Diego State University

January 29, 2009

The Daily Aztec (an independent student paper) reported yesterday [direct link dead as of 3/14, removed] on the bed bug situation at San Diego State University. Officials there say there are currently no known bed bug cases, though the article notes there have been bed bugs found on campus in recent months. One place bed […]

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Jacksonville, Florida story: fighting bed bugs without a PCO

November 18, 2008

In some places, landlords don’t have to provide bed bug treatment. According to this site, Florida isn’t one of them. The site notes, General Landlord Duties Landlords are required to deliver possession of the rental property to the renter when the lease period begins. Failure to do so may entitle the renter to sue for […]

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Tampa Bay mental health facility closed for bed bug treatment

July 2, 2008

According to this report from TampaBay.com, Personal Enrichment for Mental Health Services, 11254 58th St. N, in Pinellas Park, Florida (near Tampa) was closed for bed bug treatment last week. Interestingly, The bed bug infestation came to light last week after the Pinellas County Health Department received an anonymous call about the problem. So do […]

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Disney guests paid off to keep quiet about bed bugs

January 12, 2008

This article reports that bed bugs are getting around in Orange County, Florida: “Our inspectors are saying in recent months, even the last year, we’ve been seeing more complaints of bed bugs in our area,” said Dain Weister of the Orange County Health Department. Even the most popular hotels are not immune. WFTV channel 9 […]

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Toronto Community Housing does good; Orlando, Florida tenants and Billings, Montana shelter guest demonstrate why more bed bug education is needed

December 11, 2007

TheStar.com | Joe Fiorito updates us on prior bed bug story “… when bedbugs spread to her apartment, and when the Toronto Community Housing Corporation could not respond to her complaints…, she booked a fumigator on her own and paid… to take care of the problem. She has now been reimbursed by TCHC.” This public […]

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15 minutes of fame come and gone

December 8, 2007

We were part of a radio station’s answer to a trivia question, and we had no idea! It was 1015 The Point in Tampa, Florida’s Nearly Impossible Question, and we have no idea when, but suspect it was after Tampa’s News 10 mentioned us last April. Anyway, this is old news. Eight months later, bed […]

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University of Florida tests bed bug dogs

May 15, 2007

The University of Florida News reports on tests being run by U of F researchers on bed bug dogs: Nine-pound Nudie’s feet skitter across the concrete floor as she speeds by, keeping her tiny nose to the ground. She scurries around the perimeter of a bed, then hops on top. “Find your B’s, find your […]

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Snapshot: a few hours of Bedbugger.com visitors tells us something about the spread

April 16, 2007

You can click here to see a map of the last 90 or so visitors to the site. It will look different from what I describe below, because I am writing about what I saw there about 4-5 hours ago. Now it’s almost midnight in New York, and the Aussies are starting to surf in. […]

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