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Portland State students sue landlord over bedbugs

January 20, 2010

More from KGW News on the Portland State University students who are suing their off-campus landlords (which we mentioned last week). KGW reports that Jeff Rudnicky and his girlfriend had to evacuate a bed bug-infested apartment after she had a serious allergic reaction to bed bug bites, but they were unable to get their deposit […]

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Another journalist tells own bed bug tale of woe, this time Michael Hann in the Guardian (UK)

February 9, 2009

It’s always good when journalists and others in the media tell their own bed bug stories. As far as raising public awareness about how bed bugs can (and will) infest anyone’s home, having a journalist or writer tell their bed bug story in the news media is almost as good as having a friend or […]

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More bed bugs at Wilkes University (in University Towers apartments)

February 2, 2009

This article from the Wilkes Beacon (a student newspaper at Wilkes University, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) yesterday describes the ongoing battle against bed bugs in a student apartment in the university’s University Tower apartments, where the four student residents experienced bed bug bites, and saw bed bugs, even after multiple treatments. It’s the third bed bug […]

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Toronto municipal councillor pushes for bed bugs to be declared a health hazard

October 14, 2008

Toronto Municipal Councillor Howard Moscoe is pushing for bed bugs to be declared a health hazard in that city. The question is not just a semantic one. In Toronto, defining bed bugs as a “health hazard” would have legal ramifications. The CBC reports: “Because the Health Act does not declare them a health hazard, you […]

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