Arundel, Maryland woman awarded $225,000 in jury trial

March 10, 2012

Adarien Jackson, a Maryland mother, was awarded $225,000 in a jury trial this week, after her family allegedly got bed bugs from a pair of wooden-frame beds she bought for her sons from a furniture retailer. reports, On Thursday, a jury ordered Calidad Furniture & Linen Inc., the store that sold Jackson a pair […]

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Ocean City, Maryland will buy disposal bags for furniture, mattresses

January 5, 2011

The Maryland Coast Dispatch reports that Ocean City, Maryland is going to purchase bags for the disposal of residents’ mattresses and furniture, and to require residents to seal the items before disposing of them. The concerns over bedbugs arose recently when an incident erupted over whose responsibility it was to properly dispose of infested furniture. […]

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Bed bug B.S. in the media, part I – Ohio’s secondhand stores

September 30, 2010

Though the media frenzy around bed bugs is conveying lots of good information, the bed bug B.S. is not any less prevalent than it used to be. First, let’s consider this NBC 4i report that explores the issue of bed bugs and secondhand merchandise in Ohio. (If embedded video does not play, click here to […]

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Furniture spotlight: could your Bed Bug become infested with bed bugs?

May 6, 2010

And you didn’t think bed bugs suffered from bed bugs? Franco Casini, an Italian entomologist and pest pro known on the Bedbugger Forums as EffeCi, draws our attention to the latest in Italian bed design:  Salone del Mobile showcases the Bed Bug bed, designed by Paola Navone for Poliform: Bed Bug is the new bed […]

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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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New York Times Health article on bed bugs: bed bugs bite

April 13, 2009

Jane Brody reports in the New York Times Health section today about the spread of bed bugs, and their effects on health.  Of course, she mentions the recent JAMA report, and the fact that bed bugs are not yet known to spread contagious diseases. Brody outlines the varying effects of bed bug bites: Most people […]

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More bed bugs at Wilkes University (in University Towers apartments)

February 2, 2009

This article from the Wilkes Beacon (a student newspaper at Wilkes University, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) yesterday describes the ongoing battle against bed bugs in a student apartment in the university’s University Tower apartments, where the four student residents experienced bed bug bites, and saw bed bugs, even after multiple treatments. It’s the third bed bug […]

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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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Time Out New York tackles the New York obsession with free furniture

October 16, 2008

In a new article in Time Out New York’s Apartment section this week, entitled “Bugs in a rug … and everything else!” TONY teases readers: Yeah, we know you love found furniture. We do too. But what’s hiding in that street-side score? Good question. Journalist Julia Schweizer tours the Lower East Side and Williamsburg, examining […]

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Greenpoint mattress mountain: bed bugs, perhaps?

October 13, 2008

Miss Heather points us today to a veritable “Colossus of Abodes” in Greenpoint, one of the hip ‘hoods battling it out for bed bug capital of Brooklyn. What looks like 7 different box springs and mattresses piled at curbside. Check it out. And hope they don’t get covered in cloth and sold to your neighbors […]

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Boston Globe on the second hand furniture “industry” and bed bugs

August 31, 2008

This article was not primarily about bed bugs; it was mainly about college students, and how it’s harder than ever to furnish a student apartment from things you find on the curb. The reasons given: more competition, including not just students, but from people who buy and sell used items, and also young professionals who […]

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Tour of infested Brooklyn apartment, bed bug commercials, from YouTube

August 26, 2008

This YouTube video appears to have been taken by a PCO during a second visit to a badly infested apartment. The person who posted it, iamyournot, said in the comments, The Video doesn’t show how bad it really was, I had to stop taping because there were thousands of bed bugs running over the top […]

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