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Bed bugs at Bard College at Simon’s Rock

November 19, 2008

Bed bugs have been found at Dolliver House, a Simon’s Rock dorm.  (Last semester, they infested another dorm, Kendrick House). Students in Dolliver House, the Simon’s Rock Llama Ledger tells us [dead link removed] found bed bugs last week.  But wait ’till you hear how they got the message across to the school’s staff, once […]

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Boston University dorm residents bitten by bed bugs

October 2, 2008

News 7 in Boston reports that Boston University students living in a dorm at 575 Commonwealth Avenue have been complaining about bed bug bites, and bed bugs have been found. The school did not release the number of infested rooms, nor how many students complained about the issue. An exterminator was called to fix the […]

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Bed bugs at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania

September 22, 2008

Bed bug have been found at Wilkes University, according to student paper, the Wilkes Beacon. They’ve been treated by Terminex, and students living in the affected building and their parents have been notified: [Jeff] White [research entomologist for bedbugcentral.com] says that one of the most effective treatments against bed bugs is education. Stanley says that […]

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Bed bugs at college: SUNY Potsdam

September 21, 2008

The Racquette, the student newspaper at SUNY Potsdam, reports a bed bug infestation in the college was believed to have affected only one dorm room on the fifth floor of Bowman South. Eric Duchscherer, Director of Residence Life, sent an e-mail to residential students the evening of the discovery, Tuesday September 9. “We have quickly […]

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Bed bugs on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela

September 12, 2008

Santiago de Compostela (Spain) – Old Town Originally uploaded by Danielzolli Every year, many thousands of pilgrims walk the Camino de Santiago de Compostela — a medieval pilgrimage route which is very popular today among spiritually-minded “pilgrims,” as well as those attracted by an interest in history, hiking / biking, or travel. It traverses hundreds […]

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Bed bugs in Virginia

September 10, 2008

The Daily Press details the spread of bed bugs around motels, hotels, apartment buildings, and college dorms, with a special focus on the spread locally in Newport News, Hampton, West Point, and Virginia Beach, in Virginia.

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More students at college finding bed bugs in their dorm rooms

September 4, 2008

NYU students blogged about it first. Now the Guilfoid (apparently a student gossip blog at Guilford College in North Carolina) claims to have heard two bed bug reports at the school in 24 hours. The GW Hatchet (an independent student paper at George Washington University in Washington D.C.) also reports that bed bugs had been […]

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NYU student blogs about Bed bugs in Broome Street Residence

September 1, 2008

Bed bugs in student dorms are not just hype. Here’s an NYU student (lizzzzzbeth) blogging about bed bugs she claims to have just found in NYU’s Broome Street Residence: So, this is sort of silly. I’m a junior at NYU, and I live in NYU’S Broome Street Residence Hall. My room/my mattress is infested with […]

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MSNBC: bed bugs go back to school

August 31, 2008

MSNBC did a report on Friday about the problem of bed bugs on college campuses, warning students and their parents about bed bugs going back to school (or, for that matter, coming home from school). Don’t be put off by the fact that Matt Lauer opens the segment by dropping the nursery rhyme bomb. Watch […]

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Boston Globe on the second hand furniture “industry” and bed bugs

August 31, 2008

This article was not primarily about bed bugs; it was mainly about college students, and how it’s harder than ever to furnish a student apartment from things you find on the curb. The reasons given: more competition, including not just students, but from people who buy and sell used items, and also young professionals who […]

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Saratoga Race Course workers plagued by bed bugs

August 28, 2008

The New York Times reported Wednesday that the State Labor Department has been investigating poor working conditions suffered by Saratoga Race Course backstretch workers (including grooms, hot walkers, and night watchmen) and those at other race tracks — conditions which include sleeping quarters infested with bed bugs: The backstretch workers are employed by individual trainers, […]

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Back to school: news media focuses on bed bugs in college dorms

August 22, 2008

This USA Today article from Wednesday gives a rundown on recent bed bug battles in a number of US colleges and universities, such as Ohio State, and the University of Florida. This is an issue that administrators are increasingly thinking about in advance of a crisis arising (as evidenced by recent sessions on bed bugs […]

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