Bed bugs: cinema scare in Toronto, moving day in Boston, and New York hotel, schools, and flea markets

September 2, 2010

This is a bed bug news round-up for Toronto, Boston, and New York. A Toronto International Film Festival venue was inspected for bed bugs Monday night after a filmgoer tweeted that she “woke with bites” four hours after viewing Scott Pilgrim vs. the World at the Scotiabank Theatre on Richmond St. W., according to The […]

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And another ray of hope from Vancouver’s VANDU

July 15, 2007

Vancouver’s Radio CKNW (AM980) reports on their website Saturday: Advocacy group fights bed bug outbreak VANCOUVER – Community advocacy group the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users VANDU is trying to fight a massive outbreak of bedbugs in that city’s Downtown Eastside by gutting infested rooms. The group’s Anne Livingston says residents have had six […]

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Government money needed to help people pay for bed bug treatment

June 18, 2007

According to this article in TownOnline, the Allston-Brighton Community Development Corporation has announced that its grants to people with bed bugs (to help pay for treatment) have run out for this fiscal year. Their program is state-funded, and they’re hoping for more funds. The ABCDC is the only group in Massachusetts that helps people pay […]

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Second Greater Boston Bed Bug Conference

June 14, 2007

I was able to go to the Second Greater Boston Bed Bug Conference yesterday, June 13, 2007. The sub-title was “Extermination and Legislation.” There were many people there, maybe 100 or more, from diverse areas such as government, public housing, inspection services, senior services, property managers and exterminators. They even had live bedbugs attending, freshly-caught […]

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And so, it gets worse: bed bugs on the move

June 7, 2007

A news round-up for today: This article in the Quad-Cities Online reported yesterday on bed bug infestations in a public housing complex in East Moline, Illinois. The reporter quotes one resident who has been battling bed bugs since fall. “I work too. My tax dollars are going to support places like this (government run low-income […]

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