vikane

Fume Cube offers low-cost on-site commodity fumigation, packaged with inspection and treatment

November 14, 2010

Traditionally, Vikane gas (sulfuryl fluoride) has been used in two ways in the war against bed bugs: to treat a full structure (from a single-family house to a massive hotel), or to treat belongings and furniture in an enclosed space, otherwise known as commodity fumigation. It can be used to treat all kinds of belongings […]

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Bed bugs hit Sirius XM Radio HQ & Howard Stern’s limo

September 28, 2010

NBC New York reports that the Sirius XM studios and headquarters in New York City have been fighting bed bugs: “We received treatments here and supposedly we’re 100% bedbug-free,” a very doubtful Howard Stern lamented on his Sirius XM Radio Show Monday morning after his Midtown office building was treated by exterminators. Stern said he […]

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Bed bugs in storage facilities

August 26, 2009

Brick Underground, a blog for New York City homeowners, has a two-part in-depth series on the issue of bed bugs in storage facilities. The Brick Underground blogger asked me about how people can avoid getting bed bugs in this manner, and I was happy to pass on some suggestions.  The author also talks to (among […]

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18-story Dayton apartment building infested with bed bugs to be treated with Vikane gas

July 27, 2009

On August 22nd, an entire 18-story apartment building in Dayton, the Biltmore at 210 N. Main St., is being treated for bed bugs with Vikane (sulfuryl fluoride) gas fumigation.  Residents will be evacuated for a week (to friends’ homes, or to a local hotel). The Dayton Daily News reports that this process is only being […]

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Zen and the Art of Bed Bug Prep? And positive thinking and bed bugs.

December 14, 2008

Well, okay, not Zen exactly. I enjoyed reading some of New 2 The City’s blog entries about bed bugs.  In this post, she describes going through her books over the bathtub, before bagging them and placing them in sealed containers: Upon confirming that my apartment was infested with BBs, I was instructed to put everything […]

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Hawaiian hotel is largest structure ever fumigated for bed bugs

November 25, 2008

An upscale hotel in Kona, Hawai’i is now the largest structure ever to be fumigated for bed bugs, according to this PCTOnline article. KONA, HAWAII — Nov. 24, 2008 — Kama’aina Termite & Pest Control recently completed work at the largest structure ever to be fumigated for bed bugs: an upscale hotel in Kona, Hawaii. […]

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Stamford Manor residents have had bed bugs for three years!

October 31, 2008

Here’s The Stamford Advocate with another story that makes me mad. Residents of a building for senior citizens like Adelaida Ramos have been dealing with bed bugs for three years: Ramos is one of more than 50 people at Stamford Manor, a public housing residence for seniors, who have reported bedbugs to the housing authority […]

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Tampa Bay mental health facility closed for bed bug treatment

July 2, 2008

According to this report from TampaBay.com, Personal Enrichment for Mental Health Services, 11254 58th St. N, in Pinellas Park, Florida (near Tampa) was closed for bed bug treatment last week. Interestingly, The bed bug infestation came to light last week after the Pinellas County Health Department received an anonymous call about the problem. So do […]

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WPRI 12 News on bed bugs, pesticide resistance, and alternative bed bug treatments

May 23, 2008

This item from WPRI 12 Eyewitness News takes a spin down the “pesticide resistance” road, with sound bites from a woman with bed bugs, Dr. Michael Potter (whose unofficial fan club is housed right here), an unnamed ThermaPure Heat representative talking about that technology, and Douglas Stern talking about Cryonite. Stern stresses the need for […]

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The Wall Street Journal on “new” bed bug-fighting tactics

March 20, 2008

The Wall Street Journal published an article today mentioning some of the “new” methods of fighting bed bugs. The WSJ mentions Stern’s new Cryonite method, ThermaPure’s heat treatment, Bed Bugs and Beyond’s “poisonous gas,” and Advanced K9’s bed bug dogs. We’re all familiar with all of these options, and in some cases, with other providers […]

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Another Jersey building goes whole hog for Vikane; but will they follow up with the necessary preventative education?

May 22, 2007

This article from Monday’s Jersey Journal describes yet another infested NJ apartment building (277 Bergen Ave. in Jersey City) that is going to tent and Vikane the whole structure, even though (as management remind the Journal’s readership) only some of the 44 units are infested. Smart move. Would you really want to wait until all […]

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Vikane fumigation for bed bugs successful in New Jersey

May 21, 2007

Links and other minor updates 7/8/2013 Hopelessnomo was kind enough to point me to the article “Royal Fumigation Tackles Challenging Bed Bug Infestation” from Pest Control Technology online (8 May 2007), which highlights the successful sulfuryl fluoride fumigation of an apartment building in Northern New Jersey which was “highly infested” with bed bugs. This article […]

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