Jury awards $100K in Red Roof Inn bed bug lawsuit

September 23, 2015

A woman has been awarded $100,000 in a bed bug lawsuit she filed after allegedly encountering the bugs in a Maryland Red Roof Inn, according to the Washington Post: Stacey Belle, of Winston Salem, N.C., said she stayed for one night in January 2014 at one of the chain’s hotels in the 6100 block of […]

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Ocean City, Maryland will buy disposal bags for furniture, mattresses

January 5, 2011

The Maryland Coast Dispatch reports that Ocean City, Maryland is going to purchase bags for the disposal of residents’ mattresses and furniture, and to require residents to seal the items before disposing of them. The concerns over bedbugs arose recently when an incident erupted over whose responsibility it was to properly dispose of infested furniture. […]

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Landlord tells all tenants to toss sofas, mattresses as bed bug “prep”

March 18, 2010

All residents of a bed bug-infested building in Fruitland, Maryland were told by their landlord to toss out their sofas and mattresses before the building is treated for bed bugs. WMDT reports that John Justice and his neighbors were told to toss out their sofas and mattresses. The landlord gave all the residents a letter […]

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Bed bugs spread when no one who can pay for treating them is responsible for treating them

July 1, 2009

A new article from Baltimore’s City Paper is troubling. Landlords in Baltimore who rent out single-family homes are not responsible for treating for bed bugs in those homes, even if the “single-family home” is a kind of unofficial rooming-house with fifteen or more residents. As you may guess, the residents may also lack the funds […]

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Baltimore’s new Bed Bug Response Plan

April 26, 2009

We are happy that Renee of New York vs Bed Bugs alerted us to the news that Baltimore is now implementing a bed bug control strategy, which includes bed bug inspections, training for Baltimore City Health Department Healthy Homes Division staff in detection and control of bed bugs, development of English- and Spanish-language educational materials, […]

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Goucher students evacuated apartments due to bed bugs, then found them in their hotel

October 18, 2008

According to the Baltimore Sun (10/8/2008), most of the 64 students evacuated from the Dulaney Valley Apartments because some students had apartments infested with bed bugs were moved to a local Sheraton. Now WBAL TV in Baltimore reports that some of those students have encountered bed bugs in the Sheraton: A room at the Sheraton […]

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Goucher College suffers bed bug infestation in student apartments

October 8, 2008

Student paper The Quindecim reports that although only three units in the Dulaney Valley Apartments were confirmed to have bed bugs, additional apartments are suspected to have them based on students presenting with apparent bed bug bites. All 94 students living in the complex are being moved to alternate accommodation (66 of them to a […]

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Bed bugs at Maryland’s Hashawha Environmental Center

June 20, 2008

Bed bugs at summer camp? It’s that time again! Hashawha Environmental Center, a retreat center and camp in Maryland, is dealing with a bed bug infestation. One cabin has been found to contain bed bugs. According to the Carroll County Times, Jeff Degitz, director of the Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks . . […]

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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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Snapshot: a few hours of visitors tells us something about the spread

April 16, 2007

You can click here to see a map of the last 90 or so visitors to the site. It will look different from what I describe below, because I am writing about what I saw there about 4-5 hours ago. Now it’s almost midnight in New York, and the Aussies are starting to surf in. […]

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bed bugs, news at 11

February 28, 2007

WJZ tv news in Baltimore reports that an entire apartment building in Bel Air, Maryland is being treated by pest control operators. One tenant was quite distraught that thy would be disrupted for a three week treatment (I suppose that’s one or two follow-ups?), but I only hope that does it. The garbage bags in […]

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Frederick News-Post Online: Residents not losing sleep over bed bugs

October 4, 2006

A new article today The Frederick News-Post. This is the typical bed bug news article we’re seeing from around the country. It begins with the childhood rhyme, which is quoted in every article on the vampires. And then it mentions the latest local outbreaks: Bedbug infestations have been reported at Overlook Manor in Hillcrest, Woodlawn […]

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