Don’t use kerosene to kill bed bugs; be cautious with alcohol

June 18, 2014

A tenant in Augusta, Georgia was horrified to find that after her building’s maintenance department treated her home for bed bugs, it smelled like kerosene. She was right to be concerned, since applying kerosene is a dangerous and inappropriate method for treating bed bugs. WRDW reports, “They came in to spray for bed bugs, to […]

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Bed bugs found at Whirlpool factory in Ohio

June 15, 2014

Bed bugs were found last week in the health center in the Greenville, Ohio Whirlpool plant, WDTN (2 NEWS) reports: 2 NEWS obtained a notice to employees that read in part, “We want to let you know that we had an isolated incident in the health center on Monday, June 9. There have been no […]

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Bed bugs can be detected using homemade interceptor bed bug traps

May 28, 2014

Think you have bed bugs? Short on cash? Commercial bed bug traps (such as those in our FAQ on bed bug monitors) can cost $20 per bed or more. The University of Florida has now produced a helpful video explaining how consumers can construct homemade interceptor bed bug traps. (Click here to view the video […]

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How to live with bed bugs, a film from John’s Movies

May 4, 2014

If you’re creative, and get bed bugs, this often leads to bed bugs getting into your music, comics, art, writing or films. An interesting example is “How to live with bed bugs”, from John’s Movies.  The tongue-in-cheek film explains how to find bed bugs and bring them home, how to live with bed bugs, how […]

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Bed bugs in used furniture shops concern Sharjah residents

April 28, 2014

The Khaleej Times reports that residents of Abu Shagara, a neighborhood of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates which is known for its used furniture shops, are calling for the stores to be relocated to non-residential areas due to concerns about rodents and insects, including bed bugs. The Khaleej Times states, Residents of areas popular for their […]

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Have you heard the Berlin Wall Theory about bed bugs?

April 24, 2014

This is a short video news segment about Dr. Dini Miller’s lab at Virginia Tech and her grad students who work on bed bug research. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player What struck me most was this soundbite from Dini Miller about DNA testing of bed bug populations:

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Bed bugs found in two locations at Northwest Territories hospital

April 24, 2014

Bed bugs were found in two different locations at Stanton Hospital in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, according to the CBC News article Bedbugs discovered at Yellowknife’s Stanton Hospital. Bed bugs were found in both the staff lounge and men’s locker rooms. Image by CambridgeBayWeather [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons According to CBC News,

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Bed bugs on BART; train taken out of service

April 13, 2014

A BART train was temporarily taken out of service after a passenger complained about bed bugs crawling on his leg. The San Jose Mercury News reports, On Thursday, a rider got to work and said he found some bedbugs on his leg after getting on a train at 19th Street in Oakland, said BART spokeswoman […]

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Smoking bed bugs to get high? It’s a hoax, folks!

April 11, 2014

Are kids getting high from smoking bed bugs?!? The maker of this video would have you think so:   The video has gone viral in the last week or so.

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When bed bugs bite in a NYC Coop

March 14, 2014

Let’s face it: bed bugs bite. But when they bite in multi-family housing with lots of owners, things get complicated. The New York Times offers advice today to a family dealing with a protracted battle with bed bugs, in a New York City cooperative apartment (“Ask Real Estate: When Bed Bugs Bite”). The resident in this […]

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“An Army of Bed Bugs”: Wash Post on how to kill bed bugs

March 14, 2014

You can kill bed bugs, but it is not a simple or overnight matter. The Washington Post published Jessica Goldstein’s story of dealing with bed bugs yesterday. The article (“An army of bedbugs was partying in her mattress. What else could go wrong?”) does a good job of conveying what it’s like to deal with […]

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Forensic Entomology event Tuesday in NYC featuring Lou Sorkin

March 10, 2014

Sorry for the short notice, but regular readers will be familiar with the wonderful Lou Sorkin, of the American Museum of Natural History. We’re pleased to share an invitation to an exciting event this week: Forensic Entomology and Bed Bugs: Illustrated Lecture and Live Show and Tell with Louis Sorkin, Entomologist at the American Museum […]

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