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Bed bugs: epidemic or media hype?

November 5, 2010

The most original bed bug story a journalist can tell is that bed bugs aren’t really an epidemic after all. That was so in 2008, when Washington Post journalist David Segal wrote “Hmm. Tiny, Evil– and Everywhere?” Still, it’s two years later and we’re ripe for a new attempted debunking of the “bed bug epidemic”; […]

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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 in San Francisco SROs

March 19, 2010

“The biggest problem in the neighborhood, after crack, is bed bugs.” Those are the words of Joseph Jones, a 70-year old resident of a Single Room Occupancy apartment (SRO) in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district.  Jones is quoted this 2009 article from Race, Poverty and the Environment. This week, Mission Loc@l reports that while a horrifying […]

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Bed bugs!

November 12, 2009

Bugs! Originally uploaded by Generik11 Was the warning painted by the person who discarded this mattress and box spring in San Francisco, or by the person who appears to have removed the plastic covering?

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Rightfully Pissed Off

November 3, 2009

Rightfully Pissed Off Originally uploaded by Social Interloper The sign reads, “No THANKS to Shi**y Apartments City Apartments AKA Prime Apartment Properties I, LLC This Couch HAS BED BUGS.” Another find from San Francisco’s amazing Social Interloper.

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Caution Bed Bugs Ahead

October 29, 2009

Caution Bed Bugs Ahead Originally uploaded by Social Interloper Another shot from San Francisco’s Tenderloin: Flickr photographer Social Interloper says in the caption, Bed, Duct Tape, plastic cover, and a freaking caution cone, this picture says it all.

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S.F.’s bedbug battle a war without end

May 3, 2009

A new article by C.W. Nevius in the San Francisco Chronicle considers the difficulty of eradicating bed bugs from local apartments and hotel rooms, and then need for alternative, more effective methods in the city’s never-ending battle against bed bugs. [Dr. Johnson Ojo of the San Francisco Department of Public Health] has put together a […]

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Apartment Therapy on bed bugs, bed bug sniffing dogs

November 6, 2008

Apartment Therapy/San Francisco has a new post mentioning AT blogger Sarahh’s encounter with Mr. Cimex Lectularius in a Santa Cruz motel (yikes!) and alerting readers to the existence of bed bug sniffing dogs. For those of you who are wondering, we were lucky not to have brought any bedbugs back with us to our home […]

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San Francisco woman settles bed bug case out of court for $71K

October 25, 2008

SFist reports (based on a City Star report) that … a woman who received more than 400 bedbug bites during her stay at San Francisco’s Ramada Plaza Hotel has received $71,000 to settle her claim against the downtown hotel. The out-of court settlement is the largest ever paid to victims in similar bedbug-attack cases. That’s […]

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From the Tenderloin, San Francisco

April 9, 2008
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Street Mattresses, Larkin and Sutter, San Francisco

April 3, 2008

Larkin and Sutter Originally uploaded by Interloper at Large Here: View Larger Map

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Hundreds participate in massive pillow fight, New York City, March 22, 2008

April 2, 2008

Pillow Fight New York City 2008 Photo uploaded to by urbanblitz In the age of bed bugs, it does not seem that wise for people around the world, in cities like Vancover and New York (pictured here) to have large group pillow fights. Dave, a participant, is one who realized this after the fact. […]

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