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Heat treatment for bed bugs is not a Do It Yourself project

September 27, 2010

Although heat treatments can be effective for bed bugs, this is not a treatment method you can do yourself. A Lexington, Kentucky woman recently set her home on fire while trying to treat her home with heat to kill bed bugs. WKYT reports, Carol says they’ve called exterminators in before to no avail. So frustrated, […]

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More bed bug treatments in Lexington’s Ballard Griffith senior apartments

November 10, 2008

More on the bed bug situation in the Ballard Griffith senior complex in Lexington, Kentucky, where the 55-and-older residents have been suffering from bed bug bites for 2 years now. Two years! According to this news report from Lex18, 86 of over 300 units are infested. Today, two pest control firms are going door to […]

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Building with bed bugs hosts polling station this week

October 31, 2008

Remember the Ballard Griffith senior apartment complex in Lexington, Kentucky?  Back in September, we were told more than a hundred seniors there were living in apartments infested with bed bugs. Nearly two months later, the building is still infested. And on Tuesday, 600 people (including 400 who don’t live in the complex) will be voting […]

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Bed bugs infest Lexington, Kentucky public housing complex

September 10, 2008

Bed bugs are taking over a Lexington, Kentucky public housing apartment complex.  According to WKYT.com, residents of the Connie Griffith and Ballard apartment complexes on Tower Plaza Road are suffering from bed bug bites. The buildings are run by the Lexington Housing Authority for residents aged 55 and older. WKYT claims more than a hundred […]

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Still more on New York’s response to bed bugs

January 19, 2008

The press release for the New York HPD bed bug seminars is here. It includes dates and times, addresses, and a phone number for more information. Seminars will be in English and Spanish. Please do call the number listed below to reserve a spot. The first seminar is scheduled to take place on Monday, January […]

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NY Daily News: bed bug epidemic attacks New York City

December 30, 2007

The lead story in the “News” section of today’s New York Daily News is on bed bugs. That’s good: it’s always good to see bed bugs in the news. It’s not a particularly helpful story, however. For starters, there are inaccuracies. Let’s start with this caption below a photo of an adult bed bug: Unfed […]

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Kentucky Department of Public Health steps up its bed bug fight

November 22, 2007

Just as the Lexington-Fayette Health Department did, the State of Kentucky invites residents with bed bugs to call their Public Health Department, according to this article in the Central Kentucky News-Journal online. Public Health Commissioner William Hacker, M.D., recommends that people who think they may have a problem with bed bugs seek advice from their […]

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bed bug news for 2007-11-14

November 13, 2007

TheStar.com | Battling bedbugs is not easy: Joe Fiorito talks to Steve Floros of Toronto Community Housing: This is a public housing official: “We have a program of unit refurbishment. We’re spending $75 million over three years to upgrade kitchens and bathrooms; we want to seal every crack so there isn’t free ability of the […]

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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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Lexington, KY vs. New York, NY: a tale of two bedbugged cities

October 15, 2006

Let’s consider, again, the differences between New York, NY and Lexington, KY: According to the Lexington Herald-Leader of 10/14/2006, Lexington, KY had a huge increase in reported cases of bed bugs in the last few years: Complaints about bedbugs in Lexington have almost tripled since 2005, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department said yesterday, and it […]

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