Hamilton County

Out of the frying pan and into the fire

January 25, 2011

UPI reports that another person has set their home on fire by attempting to self-treat for bed bugs (with rubbing alcohol) while smoking. This time it happened in Mount Carmel, Ohio, in a rented home. Here’s a similar story from January 2009 (Cincinnati), and another from October 2009 (Hamilton County). Q: What do these cases […]

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Cincinnati and Hamilton County libraries battling bed bugs

August 20, 2010

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Cincinnati and Hamilton County libraries are trying to keep their premises and books bed bug-free. Bed bugs have turned up in the Norwood branch library, and the “hardest hit” department of the library system has been Outreach Services, which brings books to senior citizens and schools. So how are local […]

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New local page: Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio

July 26, 2010

We have now begun creating local pages, a series of FAQs for people who live in a geographical area. The first covers Bed bugs in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio. Your helpful suggestions, questions, tips, and links, are welcomed in the comments of the individual articles. Thanks!

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Yet another person tries to self-treat for bed bugs and sets building on fire

October 13, 2009

Cincinnati.com reports that fourteen people living in a Hamilton County, Ohio apartment building were displaced overnight by a fire caused by someone spraying alcohol-based pesticides while smoking: Fire investigators have determined the blaze was started by a resident spraying for bed bugs while smoking, said Capt. Steve Conn, spokesman for the Colerain Township Fire Department. […]

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14.5% of Cincinnati residents surveyed have had bed bugs?!?

December 27, 2008

New York vs. Bed Bugs points out the distressing data from a recent survey: the Cincinnati/Hamilton County Joint Bed Bug Task Force (JBBTF) sponsored a series of questions in a survey conducted by The University of Cincinnati Institute for Policy Research. They found that 14.5% of Cincinnati residents surveyed had had bed bugs. Renee of […]

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Cincinnati / Hamilton County on bed bugs in schools

November 23, 2008

This video from WLWT and this article from WCPO announce that Hamilton County is warning parents about the possibility of children bringing bed bugs to or from schools. According to WCPO, Hamilton County has issued guidelines to schools regarding bed bugs, which include: training staff to identify bed bugs; discretely removing a child from the […]

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New York vs. Bed Bugs on Hamilton County’s bed bug plan

October 21, 2008

I am a bit swamped and don’t have time to respond in more detail at this very moment, but wanted to make sure you all see this excellent analysis of the response to bed bugs by Hamilton County, Ohio, from Renee of New York vs. Bed Bugs. On your way over there, have a look […]

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Toronto and Cincinnati/Hamilton County bed bug updates

October 15, 2008

Renee of New York vs. Bed Bugs is bringing the updates on the Toronto Bed Bug Action Committee Toronto Bed Bug Project here and here, and a rundown on what’s up with the Cincinnati / Hamilton County Joint Bed Bug Task Force Strategic Plan here. Definitely check out those posts, and the links Renee provides.

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We love Dr. Susan Jones, Entomologist

October 1, 2008

Why? Because she’s one of those entomologists who’s telling it like it is, to public officials who want to ignore the bed bug problem. The Columbus Dispatch quoted Jones Tuesday as saying, “If you bury your head in the sand, you’re going to get bitten, and it’s just going to get worse and worse,” said […]

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Cincinnati city/county combined bed bug task force drafts bed bug plan, not a moment too soon

March 28, 2008

Rich Jaffe reported today for Local 12 in Cincinnati that the combined city/county bed bug task force (Greater Cincinnati in Ohio, and Hamilton County, Kentucky Ohio) has released a draft report of their plan to combat bed bugs. Jaffe also reports on one Silverton, Ohio building that is infested with bed bugs, and one tenant, who moved to […]

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Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana hold tri-state “Emergency Meeting” about bed bugs

January 22, 2008

The Kentucky Post and WCPO (ABC9 in Cincinnati) reported that there was an “Emergency Meeting” held behind closed doors last Friday to discuss the bed bug problem in the tri-state area of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. (Indiana was not mentioned by name in any of the articles, but we can assume it’s the third state […]

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