Mover marketing itself as “Certified Bed Bug Free”

September 29, 2010

iMoveGreen, an agent for Bekins Van Lines is now advertising itself as “Certified Bed Bug Free,” according to a press release Monday. The press release states, Despite popular assumption, bedbugs are not caused by lack of cleanliness, and can be transported easily and unknowingly by nesting in furniture and clothing. As traveling is one of […]

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More bed bugs at Wilkes University (in University Towers apartments)

February 2, 2009

This article from the Wilkes Beacon (a student newspaper at Wilkes University, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) yesterday describes the ongoing battle against bed bugs in a student apartment in the university’s University Tower apartments, where the four student residents experienced bed bug bites, and saw bed bugs, even after multiple treatments. It’s the third bed bug […]

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Law student sues over bed bugs in Reserve Square apartments, Cleveland

November 19, 2008

James F. McCarty of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Monday that A law student has sued one of downtown Cleveland’s chicer high-rises, contending that bedbugs drove him from two apartments — and flying gnats from a third. In his lawsuit, Joshua Bobrowsky said the blood-sucking vermin in three Reserve Square apartments left him with painful […]

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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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How to spread bed bugs, in three easy steps!

August 14, 2008

Question: Do you live in Astoria, Queens and have bed bugs? Want to move out of your bed bug-infested apartment and avoid the hassle of destroying and tossing out your infested furniture and other items, including a futon and a captain’s bed, and stuffed animals? Want to expose lots of people and their neighbors, co-workers, […]

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Bed bugs at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

April 8, 2008

Bed bugs have infested rooms in McGill student housing buildings the New Residence, the MORE house at 522 Pins, and now in Solin Hall, the McGill Daily reports. Student Aaryn Secker finally moved out after battling bed bugs in Solin Hall for months: Secker notified Howard Zinman, Services Coordinator for Solin Hall, after discovering tiny […]

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Bed bugs: now appearing in news articles which are not about bed bugs

September 17, 2007

Bedbugger persona-non-Bugga mentioned an article today in the forums which I found quite interesting: yesterday’s “The Hunt,” a column which follows various New Yorkers in their search for an apartment, described the saga of a young NYC couple who moved five times in two-and-a-half years, simply unable to find the right apartment. And what’s wrong […]

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Over at Apartment Therapy, the bed bugs are back, posing troubling questions for renters

July 24, 2007

Bedbugger has followed the great bed bug saga of Amanda at Apartment Therapy with intense interest, and we have been torn between grateful relief at the apparent bed bug savvy of some of Maxwell’s readers and deep concern over the continuing lack of basic bed bug awareness among the rest, our fellow New Yorkers and […]

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How did you deal with your bed bugs?

March 6, 2007

I was taken aback by the (albeit informal) poll currently running on Bed Bug City: Bedbug City Poll How did you deal with bedbugs at your home? I moved out. 30.8% I called an exterminator. 23.1% I bought chemicals and applied on my own 19.2% I discarded the mattress and most of the clothes. 11.5% […]

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an honest PCO, a clever move

March 1, 2007

I subscribe to google alerts, which bring me news of articles. They also capture a lot of people blogging about bed bugs–most of which are not very interesting at all. This, however, was another story, the known universe. The blogger’s friend had bed bugs: She changed apartments since the last time I saw her, too. […]

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Edmonton couple moves from an infested building, to another infested building

February 21, 2007

More infested apartments in Edmonton. The Edmonton story is notable because it details how Robert Kirkland moved from one apartment infested with bed bugs, to another. When I first started reading, I wondered if he could have moved the bugs inadvertently with him. But the article states that Capital Health noted the building Kirkland moved […]

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Reader question: How to move and leave bed bugs behind?

February 7, 2007

Editor’s note: This was left in another thread, but I think it warrants a specific discussion of something that is coming up again and again: how to move when you have bed bugs. Relevant also: should you? We have some success stories: WindyCityMike’s and ABigFatWasteofTime’s. They took extremely different routes: Mike moved while treatment appeared […]

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