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Seattle Housing Authority’s bed bug treatment #FAIL

January 14, 2010

The Stranger has a new article on the rise of bed bugs in Seattle. What struck me most was its grim view of a bedbugged future, where we just give up and accept our fate of living with bed bugs. Both [Virginia Felton of the Seattle Housing Authority] and [Clay Thompson of the Seattle’s Department […]

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Newark and Seattle Bed Bug Symposiums this week

August 27, 2009

There’s a nice recap of Tuesday’s National Pest Management Association 2009 Bed Bug Symposium in Newark, NJ on the M&M Buzz, PCO M&M Environmental’s blog. Another NPMA Bed Bug Symposium today (8/27) in Seattle.  Anyone attending? We welcome your comments on the Newark or Seattle NPMA Bed Bug Symposiums below! The bed bug war?  It’s […]

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Stop Bedbugs DC — tomorrow!

March 26, 2009

Stop Bedbugs DC is tomorrow. As Renee Corea says in her post Leadership and hope: Stop Bedbugs DC on the New York vs. Bed Bugs blog, If you care about bed bugs in the District, this is the only ticket in town on Friday. As Renee also notes, Consider that agenda for a moment. Anything […]

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Seattle Housing Authority, you are smart about bed bugs

January 17, 2009

The Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) is buying a bed bug dog to sniff out public housing buildings for bed bugs.  NWCN reports: In Seattle Housing Authority low-income buildings over the past three months the problem has exploded. The critters are becoming resistant to insecticides. Now the SHA is spending $35,000 to take control. Smart thinking […]

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Bed bugs in Norwood Apartments, Washington D.C., say tenants

November 18, 2007

Official Norwood Tenants Blog asks “Would you pay $200k for an apartment with bedbugs, no heat, and no working elevator?” Tenants of the Norwood Apartments at 1417 N St. NW in Wasington, DC: complain their landlord is neglecting rental apartments with mold and bed bugs, while pitching $200K condo conversions. (tags: bedbugs landlords tenants DC […]

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More from Cincinnati: senior housing complex

October 5, 2007

According to Channel 12 WKRC in Cincinnati (doesn’t Howard Hesseman work there?), residents at the Hillrise Apartment building, which is owned by Cincinnati Business & Professional Women’s Retirement Living Incorporated, are suffering from various issues including bed bugs. Calvin Merritt’s problems at Hillrise Apartments are pretty simple. “Mostly bugs, roaches and all that…” The “all […]

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Bed bugs in hotels: how to report (and check up on) bed bug infestations

July 31, 2007

This article from Walla Walla, Washington’s Union-Bulletin, offers the standard “local story on bed bugs.” It begins with Al Grable, local Pest Control Operator (PCO): While there have apparently been no official bedbug complaints lodged against any Walla Walla county motels, local residents can’t rest easily. Al Grable, owner of Agreeable Pest Control in College […]

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how stealthy bed bugs can be

July 22, 2007

This Associated Press story from last week, from Columbian.com in Clark County, Washington, is in many ways a typical “now we have bed bugs here” story, found in all regional papers. But it ends with a PCO’s anecdote about the difficulty of discovering where bed bugs were hiding in a hotel room: “Finding them is […]

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Bed bugs in Seattle

July 17, 2007

A new article on bed bugs Monday, from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s Laura Geggel. Most interesting was their “tips” section: TIPS If you think you have bedbugs, do not move your sleeping location. You may unintentionally move the bugs and start a new infestation. * Try to catch the insect so you can show it to […]

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Just a week after I posted “Another journalist gets bed bugs,” here’s a third

April 29, 2007

Yet another journalist gets bed bugs. When I spoke to Meredith May of the San Francisco Chronicle, I told her I knew of one journalist who’d gotten bed bugs (months after a story s/he wrote, and with no suspected connection between doing the research on them and catching them, in case you’re wondering, as I […]

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Snapshot: a few hours of Bedbugger.com visitors tells us something about the spread

April 16, 2007

You can click here to see a map of the last 90 or so visitors to the site. It will look different from what I describe below, because I am writing about what I saw there about 4-5 hours ago. Now it’s almost midnight in New York, and the Aussies are starting to surf in. […]

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added to the “Tenants and Landlords FAQ”: Washington, D.C. and Florida

March 4, 2007

Got some information today on DC and FL laws vis-a-vis extermination (whose responsibility it is to pay does depend on locality in the US). I added this to our FAQ for tenants, but I am also putting it here, so people can see the update, especially because DC’s laws are different from those we’re seeing […]

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