new york vs. bed bugs

WNYC on the EPA National Bed Bug Summit, which starts tomorrow

April 13, 2009

WNYC reports on the EPA National Bed Bug Summit which is happening tomorrow and Wednesday in Arlington, Va. WNYC’s Fred Mogul interviewed New York City Assistant Health Commissioner Dan Kass: KASS: There are folks who have done a tremendous amount of study, about the kinds of products and practices that work well, there are other […]

Read the full article →

Two big upcoming bed bug events in Wasington D.C.; also: New York City, Department of Veterans Affairs

March 17, 2009

We’ve previously mentioned the upcoming EPA bed bug summit on April 14-15 and the upcoming Washington DC bed bug summit on March 27. We now refer you to New York vs. Bed Bugs, where Renee has compiled all the details and links on the EPA National Bed Bug Summit (4/14-4/15) and Stop Bed Bugs DC […]

1 comment Read the full article →

Wednesday’s New York City Council vote on the Bed Bug Advisory Board: it passed!

March 12, 2009

The New York City Bed Bug Advisory Board bill (Intro. 57a) was passed yesterday! This fox segment preceding the vote Wednesday was just a sample — there was a lot of press, from Fox and Newsday to the Canarsie Courier. The New York Press was clearly too traumatized to post an actual bed bug photo, […]

5 comments Read the full article →

Tuesday’s New York City Council hearing on three bed bug bills

February 25, 2009

The press is starting to appear about the hearing yesterday. Frank Lombardi in the Daily News said, Prodded by rising complaints and pressure from some elected officials, activists and the media, the Bloomberg administration gave limited support Tuesday to launching a war on bedbugs. Testifying at a City Council hearing, representatives of the health, housing […]

12 comments Read the full article →

Exciting news: EPA to hold public meeting on bed bugs April 14th

February 23, 2009

Renee Corea of New York vs. Bed bugs broke the news today that the EPA is holding a meeting on bed bugs on April 14th. Renee writes: We have just received information, from our one and only contact at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), that EPA is set to hold a public meeting on […]

Read the full article →

New York Daily News: NYC bed bug complaints up 34% in one year

February 17, 2009

The New York Daily News has a good article today on the 34% increase in bed bug complaints in the last fiscal year, compared with the previous one. The data for this came from the amazing Renee Corea, who filed a Freedom of Information Act request on behalf of New York vs. Bed Bugs. Adam […]

2 comments Read the full article →

Amazing news: New York City Council to hold hearings on three bed bug bills, 2/24/09 at 1 pm

February 6, 2009

This is great. As New York vs. Bed Bugs reports today, the New York City Council is going to hold hearings on three bed bug bills on February 24th at 1 pm at City Hall. It’s a joint hearing by the Consumer Affairs, Health, and Sanitation committees on bills Intro. No. 57, Intro. no. 872, […]

3 comments Read the full article →

KillerQueen speaks! Over at New York vs. Bed Bugs…

January 4, 2009

The NYC Pest Control Operator known as KillerQueen on our Bedbugger Forums is, in fact, John Furman, who runs Boot-a-Pest. The hardest working bed bug activist and blogger, Renee Corea, did a nice in-depth interview with him over on New York vs. Bed Bugs. Furman’s magic secret may be his belief in careful, detailed inspections: […]

3 comments Read the full article →

Excellent new podcast: Renee in conversation with David Cain

December 28, 2008

I don’t have enough time at this moment to do much commentary on this, but I want to point you to New York vs. Bed Bugs, where Renee of New York vs. Bed Bugs posted a new podcast with David Cain of Bed Bugs Limited (many readers will also know David from our Bedbugger forums, […]

2 comments Read the full article →

14.5% of Cincinnati residents surveyed have had bed bugs?!?

December 27, 2008

New York vs. Bed Bugs points out the distressing data from a recent survey: the Cincinnati/Hamilton County Joint Bed Bug Task Force (JBBTF) sponsored a series of questions in a survey conducted by The University of Cincinnati Institute for Policy Research. They found that 14.5% of Cincinnati residents surveyed had had bed bugs. Renee of […]

3 comments Read the full article →

New York City has a new bed bug bill!

December 8, 2008

Renee of New York vs. Bed Bugs uncovered a surprise on the New York City Council website: a new bed bug bill, Int. no. 873, calls for the Department of Health to get involved in the bed bug fight in New York City, by training PCOs in proper bed bug treatment, providing a list of […]

8 comments Read the full article →

New York vs. Bed Bugs on Hamilton County’s bed bug plan

October 21, 2008

I am a bit swamped and don’t have time to respond in more detail at this very moment, but wanted to make sure you all see this excellent analysis of the response to bed bugs by Hamilton County, Ohio, from Renee of New York vs. Bed Bugs. On your way over there, have a look […]

Read the full article →