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Fox News comes out on the side of letting bed bugs live

January 25, 2012

Bravo to Christopher Evans, for his editorial responding to this piece of [bed bug fecal matter] entitled “EPA Hands Out $1M in ‘Environmental Justice’ Grants,” (broadcast on Fox News on 1/6/12) where Neil Cavuto and Chris Horner rant about the use of tax dollars for “environmental justice” projects. Among Cavuto’s concerns is the EPA’s $25,000 […]

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Court sides with Baltimore tenant who claims she waited 48 days for treatment

October 24, 2011

The Baltimore Daily Record reported on October 17th that the Baltimore City Circuit Court ruled in favor of the plaintiff when former tenant Kristen Saunders sued her former building’s owners and operators for negligence, claiming they did not treat for bed bugs promptly. Kristen Y. Saunders said it took managers of her apartment building 48 […]

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Get rid of bed bugs, or eat: life in the Carriage Circle Apartments

June 20, 2011

Residents of government-subsidized low-income units at the Carriage Circle Apartments in Pontiac, Michigan are in a bed bug bind. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development does not own the property, but merely subsidizes some residents’ costs. According to The Oakland Press, HUD says the owners need to maintain the complex. The Pontiac Housing Commission, […]

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Bed bugs in Manitoba: residents to get grants to help with treatment costs

April 26, 2011

Finally, some help! The Winnipeg Free Press reports that Manitoba will begin distributing grants to cover part of the cost of bed bug treatment for residents of the province. Provincial bedbug coalition co-chairman Dave Funk said Manitoba will launch a grant program at the end of May that will help homeowners, apartment dwellers, landlords and […]

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Bed bugs boo: New York State IPM Program saved

April 12, 2011

Thanks to everyone who wrote in support of the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYSIPM) at Cornell University, whose imminent closure we warned you about back in January. (The possibility of the program closing was one we were alerted to by Winston O’Buggy the January before that, when the program did not receive funding […]

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Bed Bug Management, Prevention and Research Act (HR 967) proposed in Congress

March 25, 2011

Representative Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio) introduced the Bed Bug Management, Prevention and Research Act (HR 967) in the U.S. House of Representatives on March 9th, 2011. HR 967, which as of this writing has been referred to the House Committee on Agriculture, would . . . amend the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 […]

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Ontario will fight bed bugs with $5 million in funds and an educational campaign

January 10, 2011

Remember how Toronto officials asked Ontario for $15 million to fight bed bugs over five years, and were denied this funding? Now, Ontario is committing $5 million to fight bed bugs across the entire province. You can read more about this on Ontario News, a government-run news website. The provincial funding includes “up to $5 […]

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Bed bugs in Toronto: money needed to fight this villain

December 15, 2010

Torontist has crowned bed bugs as one of its 2010 Villains of the Year, as they did in 2009. And bed bugs may actually win the Supervillain! title this year, since they’ve been hard at work in Toronto. And thriving. After all, a recent request from the city for $15 million from the provincial Ontario […]

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Bed bug insurance legislation proposed in New York State

August 13, 2010

VosIzNeias.com reports that New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) and Senate Majority Conference Leader John Sampson are proposing legislation to force insurers to offer bed bug insurance in New York State: The legislation provides that insurance companies must reimburse renters, homeowners, co-op and condo owners who experience a bedbug infestation for all infestation-related costs, […]

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CDC-EPA Joint Statement on Bed Bug Control in the United States

August 7, 2010

A new development: the Joint Statement on Bed Bug Control in the United States from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). I was happy to see the new CDC-EPA joint statement stressing that “Bed bugs cause a variety of negative physical health, mental health and […]

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How the other 5% lives with bed bugs: Upper East Side, New York City

May 3, 2010

A new feature from New York Magazine explores the lives of tony Upper East Side residents who are afflicted with bed bugs. View Larger Map The article is convincing on the point that those who are well-to-do also suffer plenty from a bed bug infestation.  We knew that. And it is somewhat persuasive on the […]

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Bed Bugs make one Alaska family homeless

April 29, 2010

For most people, a bout with bed bugs in a motel means dealing with bed bug bites, and the prospect of taking bugs home with them. But what if that motel is your temporary home?  And what if you just have enough money for your impending move?  Under such circumstances, an encounter with bed bugs […]

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