A new graphic-novel style tale of bed bug woe, from Jersey City Stringer

August 6, 2010

Here’s the story of a family’s battle against bed bugs, beautifully told in the graphic-novel style, in multiple installments. The artist (a reader of this site), is Jersey City Stringer, who battled bed bugs for six months with her husband in their Jersey City home.  The bed bugs were discovered while the artist was eight […]

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Graphic PSA warning about bed bugs, from

April 29, 2010

As reported yesterday, Michigan has just started doing radio Public Service Announcements warning residents about bed bugs. But you may find this excellent graphic PSA from even more informative (and fun, if that’s the word). Liza’s fans who surf in may be interested in our FAQs about bedbugs, or the user forums. We only […]

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Bed bug public art project: your participation requested!

March 9, 2008

An art student who has had bed bugs is doing a project related to her experience. And she would like you to participate! Dannon writes: I’m an undergraduate art student and former (I hope) bed bug victim living in Chicago. Dealing with the bugs in my apartment this fall was a fairly traumatic experience, as […]

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Reuse of NYC garbage [art]

December 24, 2007

This is an interesting concept. Artist Justin Gignac seals up NYC garbage in a solid, sealed, leakproof, see-through container. Read more about it here. You can buy one of his works for $50. It appears to be bed bug-proof. Heck, it may even have bed bugs inside. I’d pay for one of those! Perhaps some […]

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Bed bugs in Cincinnati YWCA shelter; Bargara, Queensland hostel; portrayed in London sleep exhibit,

December 10, 2007

Londonist: Sleeping And Dreaming: The Wellcome Collection (exhibit on sleep includes bed bugs) “This is an all-embracing examination of our need to sleep. . . . The very practical logistics of sleeping are also tackled: bedbugs and the luxury of a bed to oneself.” Bed bugs figure in exhibit on sleep at medical-themed-art centre in […]

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Behold, friends, an animated bed bug comic

November 11, 2007

by Hopelessnomo Something to raise your spirits and make your bedbugged Sunday whole: Note: the (awesome!) artist, kraystone, wishes to remind everyone that bed bugs are very hard to combat and are best left to PCOs. 😉 As long as there are artists, we are safe! Thank you, kraystone!

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A new song about bed bugs

August 12, 2007

This little song, courtesy of Jon Rolston’s blog My Robot Is Pregnant, and entitled “Bedbug Song,” reminds me of a bit of the Violent Femmes. I like it. And as a bonus, it’s surprisingly informative. (I say “surprisingly,” since usually bed bug songs don’t contain any actual bed bug information.) The lyrics include the following: […]

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“bed bugs,” the movie

July 13, 2007

This isn’t what you’re expecting. It’s a new, 17-minute horror short written and directed by Sean Carley. Warning, it’s kind of gross–it is a horror movie after all. But it’s not gross or scary in a Cimex Lectularius kind of way. It’s relevant, but I haven’t quite figured out how. Check it out.

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No bugs

April 20, 2007

A hand-painted exterminator’s ad in the East village, from No bugs Originally uploaded by SReed99342.

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an honest PCO, a clever move

March 1, 2007

I subscribe to google alerts, which bring me news of articles. They also capture a lot of people blogging about bed bugs–most of which are not very interesting at all. This, however, was another story, the known universe. The blogger’s friend had bed bugs: She changed apartments since the last time I saw her, too. […]

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bed bugs, news at 11

February 28, 2007

WJZ tv news in Baltimore reports that an entire apartment building in Bel Air, Maryland is being treated by pest control operators. One tenant was quite distraught that thy would be disrupted for a three week treatment (I suppose that’s one or two follow-ups?), but I only hope that does it. The garbage bags in […]

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Bed bugs not fun anymore (part 2): bed bug scrapbooking theme kit

February 26, 2007

We blogged in the past about “bed bugs” being a bit outdated as code for kiddie cute-ness. Is anybody thinking of taking up scrap-booking? [Update: non-working link to bed bug themed scrapbooking kit from deleted.] Here’s a lovely set of papers, stickers and ribbons on the bed bug theme. I’m kidding, of course: if […]

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