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Bed bugs may act as “hidden environmental reservoir” for drug-resistant bacteria MRSA and VRE

May 11, 2011

Remember the concern raised last year that bed bug bites (like other breaks in the skin) may make hospital patients more susceptible to MRSA? Now, researchers have found methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE) — a less dangerous form of antibiotic-resistant bacteria — in bed bugs removed from the bodies of three […]

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Recent bed bug press from all over Canada

August 5, 2010

The press in Canada is aflutter with the current bed bug media frenzy. This CBC story picks up the findings of the 2010 Comprehensive Global Bed Bug Study done by the University of Kentucky and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). CBC Radio’s The Current features a story this week about how we’re “on the […]

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Third Annual Poverty Olympics, with Itchy the Bed Bug

January 21, 2010

For several years in the run up to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, a group of activists has held the Poverty Olympics, a protest peopled by mascots such as Itchy the Bedbug and Creepy the Cockroach.  2010 marks the third annual Poverty Olympics. The protests focus on how “world class city” Vancouver is also home […]

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BC Housing shares “bed bug sauna” technical details

January 12, 2010

Remember the “bed bug sauna” that Rain City was implementing in the Lux, a new British Columbia Housing development? BC Housing’s publication TECHNICAL BULLETIN NO. 29-2009 gives all the technical details and plans (click to download PDF) for the bed bug sauna, in the now open building. Bravo to BC Housing for sharing the details […]

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More on Vancouver building’s bed bug sauna

October 14, 2009

Remember the “bed bug sauna” which was designed into the new Lux residence by Vancouver supportive housing developer RainCity?  There’s an article on the building in The Province today, which notes: The latest supportive housing building to officially open in the Downtown Eastside has something no other building in the city has: a bedbug sauna. […]

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RainCity Housing’s “bed bug sauna” now active in new Vancouver building

June 19, 2009

Remember when we reported back in June 2008 that a new RainCity Housing development in Vancouver was going to contain a “bed bug sauna” for treatment of infested items? The new building “The Lux”, at 65 Hastings Street, is in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, a highly infested neighborhood, and provides 25 transitional housing units, and 67 […]

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Round, round, get around, bed bugs get around all the time

March 27, 2009

A recent article from the Vancouver Courier was prompted by a woman’s sighting of bugs on a seat, Kara Ardan was sitting near the back of a Hastings Street bus earlier this month, when something on the seat in front of her made her jump to her feet. “I just saw something move,” she said. […]

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Free bed bug information session in Vancouver

February 24, 2009

The Structural Pest Management Association of British Columbia (SPMABC) will be hosting a free information session on bed bugs and related topics this Saturday (February 28th) at Library Square from 9:00am – 1:00pm. Admission is free, but on a first come, first served basis (the room holds 300 people). Topics will include:

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New bed bug dog in Vancouver; free bed bug k9 inspections!

February 5, 2009

Orkin in Vancouver has just acquired a bed bug sniffing dog. Vancouver, meet Frankie! Frankie was rescued from a shelter and trained for 600 hours at Florida Canine Academy (run by Bill Whitstine). An Orkin employee wrote to Bedbugger, For a VERY limited time our company will be offering free inspections to those in the […]

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Baked Bed Bugs spreading holiday cheer, in the form of bed bug carcasses

December 30, 2008

Ahhh, lovely image, no? Baked Bed Bugs in Vancouver, well known in our Bedbugger Forums, is in the news today, having done a thermal bed bug remediation for a New Westminster, BC family that was short of funds and going through a bad bed bug infestation. The Province reports that Laura Powell, a mother of […]

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Is BC Housing in Vancouver considering the drilling-and-DE method for bedbugs?

October 29, 2008

The Official 2010 Olympics Newswire blogger David Eby says News is ripping through the DTES that BC Housing may have found an effective way to control bedbug populations in SRO hotels. The DTES is Vancouver’s bed bug-beleaguered Downtown Eastside. And now, Eby continues, BC Housing determined that ‘food grade diatomaceous earth, fresh water based’ within […]

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The Bed Bug Registry adds new features

October 6, 2008

Maciej from the Bed Bug Registry has let me know of a few site improvements he’s added. First, you can look up hotels and see all reports for a given chain. Here’s an example. Of course, no chain is immune to bed bugs, but companies may deal proactively with bed bugs to different degrees. Also, […]

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