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Man trying to kill bed bugs sets home on fire in New Jersey

June 12, 2013

I can’t emphasize it enough: heat treatment for bed bugs is not a do-it-yourself project. Not only is it dangerous, but it may not get rid of bed bugs, even if the DIY-er and the home survive intact.  (And that’s a big “if”!) And now it’s happened again: someone attempting to kill bed bugs with […]

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Man with “Bed bugs falling off of his clothing” causes Trenton courtroom to be evacuated

April 19, 2011

A Trentonian headline announced Monday, “Trenton judge clears courtroom after man’s clothes drip bedbugs”: TRENTON — A visitor infested with bedbugs forced the evacuation of a city courtroom Monday and prompted officials to seal off the room and call in an exterminator. “The guy literally had bedbugs falling off of his clothing,” a court employee […]

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EPA Awards $550K in Grants to Combat Bed Bugs

April 12, 2011

The United States Environmental Protection Agency reported in a press release Wednesday that it is awarding five grants worth a total of $550,000 to five recipients so they may “implement new approaches in managing bed bug problems” in regions with “significant” bed bug problems, but few resources for dealing with the problem. The University of […]

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Bed bugs found in several rooms at New Jersey psychiatric hospital

March 7, 2011

The Jersey Journal reported today that two rooms at the Meadowview Psychiatric Hospital in Secaucus, New Jersey have been vacant since bed bugs were found in them: A patient in Room 306 of the Meadowview Psychiatric Hospital reported a bite on Jan. 11 and subsequent testing revealed that there was a bedbug infestation in Room […]

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Fume Cube offers low-cost on-site commodity fumigation, packaged with inspection and treatment

November 14, 2010

Traditionally, Vikane gas (sulfuryl fluoride) has been used in two ways in the war against bed bugs: to treat a full structure (from a single-family house to a massive hotel), or to treat belongings and furniture in an enclosed space, otherwise known as commodity fumigation. It can be used to treat all kinds of belongings […]

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A new graphic-novel style tale of bed bug woe, from Jersey City Stringer

August 6, 2010

Here’s the story of a family’s battle against bed bugs, beautifully told in the graphic-novel style, in multiple installments. The artist (a reader of this site), is Jersey City Stringer, who battled bed bugs for six months with her husband in their Jersey City home.  The bed bugs were discovered while the artist was eight […]

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NJDEP orders cleanup of banned pesticides used by Newark firm to treat bed bugs

July 14, 2010

Remember Josimar Ferreira, the owner of TVF Pest Control in Massachusetts who was charged with using banned pesticides to treat bed bugs and other pests? Ferreira, who was said to be unlicensed and not ceritifed to apply pesticides in Massachusetts also owned firms in New York and New Jersey. (It’s unclear to me whether he […]

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Unlicensed exterminator charged with using banned pesticides to treat bed bugs

June 17, 2010 reports that a Massachusetts man has been charged with using agricultural pesticides malathion and carbaryl (which are banned for use indoors) to treat bed bugs in Quincy, Somerville, Malden, and Everett, Massachusetts, and is also charged with running a pesticide application business without certification. Josimar Ferreira owned TVF Pest Control, on Main Street in […]

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Goldman Sachs Jersey City offices treated for bed bugs

June 15, 2010

ABC reports that last month, multiple floors of Goldman Sachs Tower in Jersey City, New Jersey have been inspected and treated for bed bugs. Employees who work in Goldman’s Jersey City, N.J., office tower have been moved from certain floors and ordered out of the building at times because exterminators have been in checking and […]

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Bed Bug Bill A2072 headed for New Jersey Senate

May 21, 2010

The Quigley Bed Bug Bill (A2072) — so named because it was introduced by Joan Quigley (Jersey City) and L. Grace Spencer (Newark) — has now cleared the New Jersey State Assembly and is headed for the Senate, according to the Jersey Journal. The bill, if approved by the state Senate, would require landlords to […]

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Bed bugs persist at 205 Nassau Street in Princeton

April 25, 2010

Remember the story of bed bugs in the Princeton building at 205 Nassau Street, owned by landlord Sanford “Sandy” Zeitler? You will recall that Princeton’s health department gave Zeitler a “Final Notice of Violation,” which gave the landlord 30 days to correct the problem.  He has to appear in court on May 3rd. A new […]

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Bed bugs in Princeton apartment building

April 3, 2010 reported Thursday on a conflict between tenants and landlord in a Princeton, New Jersey apartment building which has a problem with bed bugs.  Tenant Bob Carlson of 205 Nassau Street has been suffering from bed bug bites for months, and claims the whole building is infested. View Larger Map Princeton Health Officer David Henry […]

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