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Cincinnati woman encounters bed bugs in a suburban Chicago Sheraton

May 5, 2009

The Chicago news media is all aflutter with the story of a Cincinnati woman who encountered bed bugs at an Arlington Heights, Illinois Sheraton. The local health department says it’s the second complaint they’ve had this year (not sure if that’s at the Sheraton or in all of Arlington Heights). Ten rooms at this hotel […]

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Stamford, Connecticut: 41 cases of bed bugs reported so far this year

September 10, 2008

According to the Stamford Advocate, that city’s health department expects last year’s 85 reported cases of bed bugs will be surpassed this year. (Remember, those are just the cases that get reported to the health department): “It’s going up and it’s going to continue to go up,” said Mike Kraynak, director of health inspections. As […]

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Toronto Councillor Paula Fletcher has some progressive ideas about bed bugs

January 6, 2008

Jennifer Brown of The Star reports that Toronto politician Paula Fletcher is agitated about bed bugs–and trying to do something about them. She wants the health department to investigate whether they’re a health hazard: Toronto Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30, Toronto-Danforth) has received so many calls from constituents she’s asked the health department to declare […]

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bed bugs in Virginia Beach (again), Brown County, Ohio, and potential health risks

November 16, 2007

WAVY TV 10 – Bed bugs invade another oceanfront motel (in Virginia Beach, VA) “Bed bugs invade another oceanfront motel. This time the health department forced the MacThrift Motor Inn on 22nd street to close off some of its rooms because of the pesky little critters.” Five rooms, to be exact. (tags: virginiabeach virginia bedbugs […]

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bed bug news for 2007-11-15

November 14, 2007

National Post: Bed bugs invade Toronto East Toronto city councillor Paula Fletcher asked the Toronto public health unit on Monday to study what it could do to eradicate the problem of bed bugs. Right now the public health unit does not track infestations, but simply offers phone advice to suff (tags: Toronto tippingpoint nationalpost canada […]

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New York Magazine on bed bugs

November 13, 2007

New York Magazine has a new bed bug story dated November 12th (print edition of 11/19), by Melissa Kirsch. It contains lots of solid advice about not picking up curbside furniture, being wary of Craigslist finds, and searching for fecal spots and blood stains. But it also contains some advice we don’t normally see. Especially […]

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Last week’s Town Hall Meeting in Cincinnati

November 12, 2007

It’s a week later, but I did want to comment on the media’s follow-up from last week’s Town Hall Meeting in Cincinnati, about the bed bug problem.’s Lynn Groud reported on the event last Monday. Hundreds of bed bug sufferers turned out. One speaker said: “For many older adults, they are a 24-hour a […]

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bed bug news for 2007-11-11: Lexington, KY and Toronto, ON

November 10, 2007

LEX18 – Lexington, KY: Health Department Encourages Learning About Bed Bugs “The Kentucky Department for Public Health is encouraging people to learn more about bed bugs, the small, brownish insects that feed on the blood of animals.” Paradoxically, this article contains almost no content or explanation of how they’ll do that. (tags: bedbugs kentucky lexington […]

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Lexington-Fayette County, Kentucky Health Dept.: Think you’ve got bed bugs? Call us!

November 6, 2007

This video footage and printed excerpt from WTVQ channel 36 in Lexington, Kentucky, focuses on the story of Sakiesha Demus, a resident of the Westminster Village apartments who has bed bugs, and wants to move to another unit. Her apartment was treated by All-Rite Pest Control, who recommended that she stay put after treatment: An […]

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Urgent: if you’re in Cincinnati…

November 5, 2007

… you might want to go to this meeting tonight (11/5). Peggy O’Farrell reports for the Cincinnati Enquirer vis Learn more about how officials are responding to bedbug infestations in Cincinnati at a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency, 1740 Langdon Farm Road, Bond Hill. State […]

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Warning to Bracken County, KY: don’t get caught in the bed bug blame game

November 3, 2007

More information about the Bracken County Schools bed bug situation. A new article from news says T&M Pest Control is treating Bracken County schools for bed bugs this weekend. Terry says, “A pest control program for bed bugs is very detailed. You’ve got to get all the crevices. We are doing a little more […]

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Virginia Beach hotel sued over alleged bed bug attack

October 30, 2007

According to this ARTICLE: Virginia Beach hotel sued over alleged bed bug attack (The Virginian-Pilot –, the Rodeway Inn on Atlantic Avenue in Virginia Beach is being sued for $400,000 by a woman who claims she was bitten by bed bugs there. The plaintiff Elizabeth Glenn and her daughter stayed at the Rodeway Inn, […]

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