journalists with bed bugs

Beware bed bug extermination scams and — La Nina?!?

April 14, 2011

CBS News reports that back in September, Consumer Correspondent Susan Koeppen asked Bed Bug Central’s Phil Cooper at the Chicago Bed Bug Summit what her chances were — as a frequent traveler — of getting bed bugs. He replied, “You’re going to bring them home.”  And he was right.  Koeppen recently picked up bed bugs […]

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Bed bugs on Lionel show on WPIX

May 8, 2010

Lionel on New York’s WPIX (CW 11) took some time Thursday (5/6/2010) to rant about bed bugs and his own 5-month battle with them. (Click here to view the post if you’re reading the feed.) I am glad to see anyone in the media covering the spread of this scourge, especially when those in the […]

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Another journalist tells own bed bug tale of woe, this time Michael Hann in the Guardian (UK)

February 9, 2009

It’s always good when journalists and others in the media tell their own bed bug stories. As far as raising public awareness about how bed bugs can (and will) infest anyone’s home, having a journalist or writer tell their bed bug story in the news media is almost as good as having a friend or […]

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The Washington Post says to ignore the bed bug media hype

February 26, 2008

Three articles on bed bugs appeared today in the Washington Post. One gives a first-person account of what was apparently a not-so-serious bed bug case, and the second shrugs away the problem as a bunch of media hype. “Yes, Tiny, Evil–and in My Bed” is the first, and provides yet another first-person account from a […]

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Nicholas Brown’s Bedbug Chronicles, Part 7

November 28, 2007

Nicholas Brown: The Bedbug Chronicles: Part 7 – Living on The Huffington Post The same day that we ask, with Rene Laraine, what might be causing his bed bugs to persist despite nine bed bug treatments by licensed PCOs, Nicholas Brown brings to mind similar concerns. Brown, chronicling his bed bug experience on the Huffington […]

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Travel reporter gets bed bugs after hundreds of hotel stays

November 21, 2007

After traveling to 71 countries and staying in hundreds of hotels, NY1 journalist Valerie D’Elia encountered bed bugs in a hotel. Luckily, she did not appear to take them home with her. Here she tells the story, and asks a few questions of attorney Steven De Castro (who’s been involved with bed bug lawsuits) and […]

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bed bug news for 2007-11-09

November 8, 2007

Note to readers: I am experimenting with posting some brief bed bug news links–with shorter commentary from me. I will still be doing more in-depth analyses (as often as before), but since the volume of stories is increasing, in this way, I can share more of the news with you, more promptly. Let me know […]

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Bed bug news round-up: USA Today, Minnesota Star-Tribune, and the Astral in Greenpoint

November 8, 2007

There is so much bed bug news now, that blogging even half of the major articles that come across my web browser is too much. I offer a selection, as well as an interesting tidbit from a NYC blogger. More news forthcoming, including an update on Cincinnati, and some exciting developments in San Francisco. First, […]

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Update from Vancouver journalist with bed bugs

May 12, 2007

Remember Barry Link, the Vancouver Courier journalist who wrote about his bed bugs? This is a new post from Barry Link [Note: updated link to archived story], which focuses largely on the many ideas people suggest (people besides PCOs) for fighting the bugs. Hmm, Barbra Streisand albums. Now there’s an idea we hadn’t heard before. […]

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Just a week after I posted “Another journalist gets bed bugs,” here’s a third

April 29, 2007

Yet another journalist gets bed bugs. When I spoke to Meredith May of the San Francisco Chronicle, I told her I knew of one journalist who’d gotten bed bugs (months after a story s/he wrote, and with no suspected connection between doing the research on them and catching them, in case you’re wondering, as I […]

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Another journalist gets bed bugs, bad

April 24, 2007

I once wrote a note to compliment a Canadian journalist whose newspaper piece on bed bugs was very good. S/he wrote back and told me that months after s/he researched the story, s/he got bed bugs too. I asked if s/he could have picked them up while doing research in an infested location, but the […]

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