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Bed bugs at Niketown, NYC & Camp Lejeune, NC; life with bed bugs

September 19, 2010

Niketown’s flagship store on East 57th Street is the latest New York City store to close down for treatment after detecting a bed bug problem.  The NY Post reports: In a statement, Beaverton, Ore.-based Nike — which became synonymous with ex-NBA superstar Michael Jordan when he was its celebrity spokesman — the company said it […]

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Bed bugs found at Catawba College, Wake Forest, NYU, Penn State & Missouri State

September 16, 2010

It’s that time of year: “Welcome to college.  Meet your new roommates: bed bugs!” Whenever lots of people move around, bed bugs will too.  And in the first few weeks of the new semester, we always hear reports of bed bugs turning up at college.   As with the bed bug press in general, it does […]

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Bed bugs: cinema scare in Toronto, moving day in Boston, and New York hotel, schools, and flea markets

September 2, 2010

This is a bed bug news round-up for Toronto, Boston, and New York. A Toronto International Film Festival venue was inspected for bed bugs Monday night after a filmgoer tweeted that she “woke with bites” four hours after viewing Scott Pilgrim vs. the World at the Scotiabank Theatre on Richmond St. W., according to The […]

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New York Governor Patterson signs bed bug disclosure bill; Maine quietly got there first

August 31, 2010

New York’s bed bug disclosure bill (A10356b), which requires landlords to disclose incidents of bed bugs in a building within the preceding year to prospective tenants, has been signed into law by Governor David Patterson (see this CNN story for more). You can read earlier Bedbugger posts on the bill here. This law only applies […]

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Bed bug insurance legislation proposed in New York State

August 13, 2010 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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Bed Bugs at New York City’s Time Warner Center

August 13, 2010

Media Bistro’s TVNewser blog posted an internal email from Turner Broadcasting System (TBS, Inc.) today about a bed bug problem in the Time Warner Center. TVNewser writes: TVNewser has learned the human resources department of TBS Inc. has sent out an email this afternoon alerting staffers of a bed bug problem in their New York […]

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The Mid-Manhattan branch of The New York Public Library has been battling bed bugs

August 5, 2010

WPIX reports that The New York Public Library’s Mid-Manhattan location on 5th Avenue at 40th Street has been battling bed bugs. And WPIX’s source claims the library is downplaying employee concerns about the issue: The employee told us a co-worker was bitten by a bed bug in early July, while checking out books for a […]

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These days, education may do more to fight bed bugs than DDT

August 2, 2010

The call for DDT keeps coming, despite scientific evidence suggesting it is not the solution to the current bed bug crisis. Paul Driessen writes of bed bugs in the New York Post today: Growing infestations of the ravenous bloodsuckers have New Yorkers annoyed, angry about officialdom’s inadequate responses — and “itching” for answers. Instead, their […]

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Is Mayor Bloomberg finally going to appoint a Bed Bug Czar?

July 27, 2010

New York City has a rat czar. Will we be getting a Bed Bug Czar any time soon? Mayor Bloomberg will be holding a press conference tomorrow (Wednesday 7/ 28) at 2 pm, to present the report of the Bed Bug Advisory Board (BBAB), which was given to the Mayor back in April.  The Mayor […]

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Bed bug school disclosure bill also passed by NY legislature

June 28, 2010

Remember the bill which would require New York State school districts to notify all parents of children in the school if a bed bug is found there? New York Assembly Member Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria, Queens) has been expressing concern about this issue since late 2006, when reports of bed bugs in NYC public schools were […]

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Bed bug disclosure bill MAY apply to coops, Habitat Magazine says

June 28, 2010

Remember A10356 (S8130), the bed bug disclosure bill, that just passed in the New York legislature? It gives tenants the right to information on prior bed bug infestations in the property, going back a year.  (Note: though passed by the New York State Assembly and Senate, it only applies to New York City housing.) However, […]

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Bed bug disclosure bill awaits Governor’s signature; journalists still can’t ID bed bugs!

June 25, 2010

The Wall Street Journal’s Metropolis blog has a new story on the bed bug disclosure bill currently in front of Governor David Paterson. The good news is that the New York State Senate and Assembly approved the bill yesterday. According to Brick Underground, once the Governor signs the bill into law (which usually takes a […]

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