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More bed bugs from NMA.tv

January 9, 2011

We’ve enjoyed their previous bed bug animated “news” segments. This time, Taiwanese CGI animators Next Media Animation take on the dueling “top ten bed bug infested cities” lists put out by Terminex and Orkin. Or watch on YouTube. via Curbed. And since Curbed directs us to their stories on the Taiwanese CGI bed bug coverage, […]

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Keep an eye on Doonesbury’s bed bugs this week

November 16, 2010

The Doonesbury crew have got bed bugs. Or is it just a bed bug scare? The saga seems to have begun tentatively yesterday, as I noted in our forums. And today, not surprisingly, the story continues. Check out these Doonesbury strips: Monday 11/15 Tuesday 11/16

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Bed bugs continue rampage: more from Next Media Animation

November 12, 2010

If you enjoyed the last bed bug news report from Taiwan’s Next Media Animation as much as I did, you’ll want to see NMA’s next faux news report on bed bugs in New York City: Crime wave has New Yorkers on edge (No embedded video? See it on YouTube.) And in case you missed the […]

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A new graphic-novel style tale of bed bug woe, from Jersey City Stringer

August 6, 2010

Here’s the story of a family’s battle against bed bugs, beautifully told in the graphic-novel style, in multiple installments. The artist (a reader of this site), is Jersey City Stringer, who battled bed bugs for six months with her husband in their Jersey City home.  The bed bugs were discovered while the artist was eight […]

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Bed bugs board game is back, like the pest

June 3, 2010

Remember, the game “Bed Bugs”? Patch Products announces in a press release that it is bringing back three “nostalgic” and “classic” board games: “We are excited to debut our Treasured Toys line and add a nostalgic touch to playtime again,” said Brian Maxwell, President of Patch Products. “Part of the appeal of our Treasured Toys […]

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Bed bugs are back! / ¡Los Chinches Estan De Vuelta!

April 28, 2010

Dear Readers, We have some very creative and funny people in our forums.  When funny people get bed bugs, their humor serves as comic relief for all of us in the trenches. Below, a recent contribution from a reader going by the name of elchinche. It was originally posted on the forums. With elchinche’s permission, […]

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Protect your children! Creepy DDT-infused wallpaper circa 1947

January 25, 2010

This is a delightfully creepy find: Trimz DDT Children’s Room Wallpaper and Ceiling Paper. Yes, Disney-themed DDT-impregnated wallpaper, advertised in Woman’s Day magazine back in 1947. Remember, it’s “Certified to be absolutely safe for home use.” (Remember this next time you see such a statement being made!) And no, I do not think this is […]

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Bed bugs are not cute or fun!

July 9, 2009

This is not the first time I’ve said it, but it is not a great time to equate the word “bedbug” with cute and cuddly creatures or children’s bedtime fun. See: [2013 update: link to now defunct blog promoting Bed Bug toy removed] “The BEDBUG Blog: Bedbug is COMING!” (which appears to be marketing both […]

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Let’s play “bed bugs/not bed bugs”

May 14, 2009

If the new “Bed Bugs” game for iPhone/iPod Touch actually had you blasting away graphics of bed bugs, instead of nebulous blobby creatures with one eye, it might be kind of cool. As is, it’s just more sad evidence that people do not know what bed bugs are. [Updated 3/27/2013]

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Maud Newton on John Cheever’s bed bugs

April 1, 2009

Blogger Maud Newton notes that writer John Cheever was no stranger to Sneaky Simes, the bed bug. She directs our attention to this biography of Cheever, and notes that At the end of 1939, Cheever returned from a summer job to the “‘grey light of New York apartments.’” Soon he was living on Bank Street […]

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Mark Sheperdigian on what consumers should know about bed bugs; also, neonicotinoids, and why bed bugs came back

January 6, 2009

Pest Management Professional’s articles are often so good, but in the past, you had to know to look for them. (Thank goodness they added an RSS feed so we can subscribe.) Mark Sheperdigian brings the bed bug information in three “new to us” articles: the first is on what consumers need to know about bed […]

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Ancient Hungarian Bed Bug Curse?

November 22, 2008

If all else has failed, or things just aren’t working as quickly as you’d like, obviously make sure you have an experienced professional who knows bed bugs working on your case. And then, try Itchy-Scratchy’s Ancient Hungarian Bed Bug Curse.

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