Bed bugs found in two locations at Northwest Territories hospital

April 24, 2014

Bed bugs were found in two different locations at Stanton Hospital in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, according to the CBC News article Bedbugs discovered at Yellowknife’s Stanton Hospital. Bed bugs were found in both the staff lounge and men’s locker rooms. Image by CambridgeBayWeather [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons According to CBC News,

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Bed bugs found in several rooms at New Jersey psychiatric hospital

March 7, 2011

The Jersey Journal reported today that two rooms at the Meadowview Psychiatric Hospital in Secaucus, New Jersey have been vacant since bed bugs were found in them: A patient in Room 306 of the Meadowview Psychiatric Hospital reported a bite on Jan. 11 and subsequent testing revealed that there was a bedbug infestation in Room […]

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Burlington, Vermont hospital focuses on bed bug prevention

January 17, 2011

Although they have not yet found bed bugs in any inpatient units, a Burlington, Vermont hospital is taking steps to prevent bed bugs and to help employees learn to detect them. According to this press release, Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington now has the following policies in place (bolded below): Bed Bug Prevention Policy: […]

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Milwaukee Hospital quarantines patients based on suspected bed bug bites

November 17, 2010

This is a strange story. reported Tuesday that Two suspected cases of bedbugs were discovered on patients who may have brought them to a Milwaukee hospital. Actually, if you read on, you find out that there were no bed bugs (or other evidence besides suspected bed bug bites) sighted at all. Aurora Sinai Medical […]

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Bed bug bites may make hospital patients more vulnerable to MRSA

November 8, 2010

[This post refers to a Crain’s New York story which we now know contains inaccurate quotes. Please see corrections in the Update below.] This is scary not quite as scary as the article implies: Cornell entomologist Dr. Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann believes that there’s notes there may be a link between patients experiencing bed bug bites in […]

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Bed bugs infest Bronx Psychiatric Center

April 15, 2010

The New York Daily News reports that the Bronx Psychiatric Center, a 360-bed facility in Bronx’s Morris Park, has been battling bed bugs. Bed bugs may bite anyone — staff, clients, or visitors.  The bed bug problem at Bronx Psychiatric was reported by union members working at the facility. In October, members of the Civil […]

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Bed bugs trouble addiction treatment center in Secaucus, NJ

December 21, 2009

The Straight & Narrow addiction treatment center, based at the Meadowview Psychiatric Hospital in Secaucus, New Jersey, is suffering from chronic bed bug problems.  The Jersey Journal tells the story today of one woman who fled the 28-day program on day 15, because she did not want to live with bed bugs. The resident called […]

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Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital vs. bed bugs

December 8, 2009

Greystone Park, a $200 million psychiatric hospital in Morris Plains, NJ, which opened last year (part of the NJ Division of Mental Health), is battling a bed bug infestation which is thought to be mostly in staff areas. The Star-Ledger reports, Exterminators have been called to the nearly 500-patient state facility in Parsippany which opened […]

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Two big upcoming bed bug events in Wasington D.C.; also: New York City, Department of Veterans Affairs

March 17, 2009

We’ve previously mentioned the upcoming EPA bed bug summit on April 14-15 and the upcoming Washington DC bed bug summit on March 27. We now refer you to New York vs. Bed Bugs, where Renee has compiled all the details and links on the EPA National Bed Bug Summit (4/14-4/15) and Stop Bed Bugs DC […]

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Bed bugs bite in Edmonton sleep disorder clinic

January 23, 2009

It’s a pretty unlucky scenario when patients who checked into the Edmonton General Hospital sleep disorder clinic in order to find the cause of their sleep disturbances are woken in the middle of the night and sent home due to bed bugs.  This article from the Edmonton Journal describes just such a situation. Sleep disorder […]

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Bed Bugs in Northern Irish hospitals

January 7, 2009

The Fermanagh Herald reports that Erne Hospital in Enniskillen had 28 call-outs from pest control in 2008, including those for bed bugs; facilities in the Western Health and Social Care Trust had 128 pest control call-outs in total.  (A small percentage of these were routine visits.) A Western Trust spokesperson said, “Visits are often to […]

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Bed bugs found in Northern Irish hospitals

December 21, 2008

The Belfast Telegraph reports that bed bugs have been found in hospitals around Northern Ireland: Cockroaches were spotted outside a kitchen in Belfast City Hospital, while bedbugs were found in Erne, Tyrone and Fermanagh hospitals. At a day-centre in Coleraine, rats chewed their way through a fibre optic cable.

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