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Bed bugs in Easton, PA Department of Public Welfare office and public housing complexes

September 17, 2010

The Department of Public Welfare office in Easton, Pennsylvania is the latest location in the town to become infested with bed bugs. WFMZ Allentown reports that the State of Pennsylvania has reopened the office today, after closing it for bed bug treatment on Thursday: The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare office in Easton reopened to […]

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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 lead to evacuation of York, Pennsylvania apartment building

August 10, 2010

The York Dispatch reports that an apartment building in York, Pennsylvania was shut down by the fire department after someone called them to complain about a bed bug infestation. A notice on the door of 137 S. Beaver St. said the building ‘constitutes a serious hazard to the health and safety of the occupants because […]

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Philadelphia IRS offices battling bed bugs

April 22, 2010

Another Internal Revenue Service office building, this time in Philadelphia, is apparently battling bed bugs. Remember when the Covington, Kentucky IRS offices were infested with bed bugs two years ago?  We heard about that story from WLVT news. And then just last month, someone going by the username of “bp” posted a comment on the […]

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Center Region Bed Bug Coalition educates housing providers about bed bugs

April 22, 2010

There’s a new organization fighting bed bugs in Center County, Pennsylvania — the Center Region Bed Bug Coalition. This coalition appears to have sprung out of a need perceived by local housing providers for more education about the problem (for landlords and tenants). According to this article in the Centre Daily Times, The coalition is […]

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Pennsylvania education professionals getting schooled about bed bugs

April 20, 2010

The Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) and the Pennsylvania IPM Program are sponsoring a webinar on 4/27 (9:30 – 11:00 am) on bed bugs and lice in schools. The presentation is entitled Don’t Let the Bugs Bite: Bedbugs and Lice Go to School, and focuses on how facilities managers, nurses and principals can […]

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Hazleton Area School District goes bed bug wild

November 13, 2009

The Hazleton, Pennsylvania school district went bed bug-wild on Wednesday, after a single student apparently discovered a single bed bug bite after a sleepover, according to the Standard Speaker. The discovery of a child with a bedbug bite at the Valley Elementary Middle School on Tuesday led exterminators to search five schools on Veterans Day […]

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Philadelphia School and Community IPM educational session on bed bugs (10/21/09)

October 14, 2009

Entomologist Dr. Changlu Wang will be speaking at an educational session on bed bugs in Philadelphia next week: Bed bugs are becoming an emerging public health issue after years of relative invisibility. . . To help address this growing problem, the Philadelphia School and Community IPM Partnership will be hosting an educational session on bed […]

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Wilmington, Delaware firehouse infested with bed bugs

September 10, 2009

Bed bugs have struck another firehouse, this time Station 2 in Wilmington, Delaware. This is not the first firehouse to develop a problem with bed bugs. Read the article here: Bedbugs bugging firefighters | 6abc.com

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More on bed bugs in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: again with the HAZMAT showers?!?

April 30, 2009

Remember last week, when the boardinghouse/SRO hotel above the Tara Station Bar in Harrisburg was found to be infested — apparently by bed bugs — but in the two stories covering the case, WHPTV (CBS Channel 21) reporters refused to say the phrase “bed bugs”, referring instead to “bugs” and “insects?” This was so, even […]

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Allegheny County Health Department is tracking increase of bed bugs in Pittsburgh

March 30, 2009

WPXI.com reports that The Allegheny County Health Department has seen an increase in calls about bedbugs. The tiny insects that live in mattresses were virtually eliminated by the use of D-D-T, a pesticide that was banned in the early ’70s. During the past several decades, the bugs have made a big comeback. Allegheny County Health […]

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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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