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Evanston, Illinois Condo Association sues owner, claiming he refused bed bug treatment

January 23, 2013

An Evanston, Illinois condo owner is being sued by the Maisonette Condominium Association.  The plaintiff claims the defendant refused to have his unit in a Sherman Avenue building treated for bed bugs, according to the Chicago Tribune. After bed bugs were discovered in September 2011, the building had treatment in each unit including that of the […]

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Bed bugs infest Vaughn Occupational High School in Chicago

May 4, 2010

In the past two and a half weeks, seven bed bugs have apparently been found on all three floors (and in different rooms) of Chicago’s Vaughn Occupational High School. Bed bugs are becoming an increasingly common problem in schools (these stories represent just some examples). Chicago’s CBS 2 reports that Two-hundred and thirty students attend […]

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Illinois House Bill 6439 passes, creating Illinois Bed Bug Task Force

May 4, 2010

We recently told you about House Bill 6439, which would create an Illinois Bed Bug Task Force. As of today, it has passed in both Houses of the Illinois General Assembly. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Ken Dunkin in the House and Senator Heather Steans in the Senate. You can read more about it […]

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Safer Pest Control Project bed bug training in Chicago and Milwaukee

April 25, 2010

Two bed bug educational events are coming up this week in Chicago and Milwaukee, run by the Safer Pest Control Project. I am reproducing the content of their flyers here, but you can see the originals and register via the SPCC site. Who is this workshop for? • Hotel owners, operators or managers • Landlords […]

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Illinois vs. bed bugs: state Senate considers Bed Bug Task Force bill

April 25, 2010

Galesburg Radio WGIL reports that an Illinois state senator is sponsoring a bill to create an Illinois bed bug task force. This is good news!  We all want action on bed bugs, now, but officials need good advice on what actions to take. The WGIL report notes that Bed bugs are a common problem in […]

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Cincinnati woman encounters bed bugs in a suburban Chicago Sheraton

May 5, 2009

The Chicago news media is all aflutter with the story of a Cincinnati woman who encountered bed bugs at an Arlington Heights, Illinois Sheraton. The local health department says it’s the second complaint they’ve had this year (not sure if that’s at the Sheraton or in all of Arlington Heights). Ten rooms at this hotel […]

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Bed bugs in Davenport, Iowa? Abilene, Texas? Be sure and call the Health Department…

April 20, 2009

In the television news spot below from WQAD.com in the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois, it is noted that Environmental Health Specialist Jackie Hall of the Scott County Health Department [where Davenport, Iowa is located] says cases of bed bugs have been very rare in the county. Their most recent report of these was […]

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Bed bugs in the news in Chicago; State of Illinois Department of Public Health takes action on bed bugs

February 27, 2009

The State of Illinois is beginning to recognize the severity of its bed bug problem. It issued a press release Tuesday which noted that “The Illinois Department of Public Health is seeing an increase in the number of calls from the public and from local health departments about bed bug infestations,” said Dr. Damon T. […]

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Chicago vs. Bed Bugs interviews Smithereen Pest Management

January 28, 2009

An excellent interview with a Chicago pest control firm about their bed bug work, and the rapid spread of bed bugs. Jessica of Chicago vs. Bed Bugs asks brilliant questions and Smithereen provides some very insightful answers. I strongly encourage you to check it out! Smithereen Pest Control‘s website Bedbugger Forum posts referencing Smithereen Pest […]

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Why bed bugs are taking over Chicagoland

December 26, 2008

Well, perhaps that’s not fair. I am sure there are loads of reasons why bed bugs are spreading around Chicago. The lack of assistance from city agencies is only one contributing factor. Jessica of Chicago vs. Bed Bugs has a disturbing post today about what happens when you call 311 to report bed bugs in […]

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Patrons claim they are being bitten by mysterious bug at upscale Chicago restaurant

September 8, 2008

Some patrons of an upscale Chicago restaurant (Japonais, in the River North neighborhood) claim to have received what they think are insect bites during recent dining experiences. CBS 2 reports, [Customer Sharon] O’Brien filed a complaint about Japonais with the health department. She says after eating here last Friday, she awoke the next morning with […]

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Fox Chicago engages with the tenants vs. landlords bed bug blame game

August 12, 2008

This is a fascinating little news study, a Fox segment focusing on how a Chicago landlord, Barry Chernovsky, and his tenants are blaming one another for bed bugs. Let me clear things up for you all out there in Chicagoland, and everywhere else (because this debate is going on everywhere): Mr. Landlord: it is not […]

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