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Bed bugs in Washington, D.C.? Yes! And growing in number daily.

January 28, 2009

The Washington City Paper has a cover story today on bed bugs! In it, Audrey Dutton reports on the status of bed bugs in that city, and on the city’s plans to fight the problem. We have known there were lots of bed bugs in D.C. for a long time. The Norwood Apartments tenants we […]

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Bed bugs in Edinburgh, Scotland

November 16, 2007

From Musselburgh to Murrayfield, Leith to Morningside, Edinbugh is bed-bugging, accoding to this new article from the Scotsman. The article is a pretty standard “bed bugs are spreading in our area” story. However, the section entitled “The Facts” gives a hint of how far the news media has come as far as understanding bed bugs. […]

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Last week’s Town Hall Meeting in Cincinnati

November 12, 2007

It’s a week later, but I did want to comment on the media’s follow-up from last week’s Town Hall Meeting in Cincinnati, about the bed bug problem. WCPO.com’s Lynn Groud reported on the event last Monday. Hundreds of bed bug sufferers turned out. One speaker said: “For many older adults, they are a 24-hour a […]

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Business Week: The Cost of Bed Bugs

November 9, 2007

Vacancy-bell-(3) Originally uploaded by sonicksjs Finally, someone in the business arena sees the light about bed bugs and the bottom line: and it’s not the flashing dollar signs of the over-the-counter bed bug spray industry, either. Kerry Miller published an article entitled “The Cost of Bed Bugs” yesterday in Business Week, about how business owners […]

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Bed bug news round-up: USA Today, Minnesota Star-Tribune, and the Astral in Greenpoint

November 8, 2007

There is so much bed bug news now, that blogging even half of the major articles that come across my web browser is too much. I offer a selection, as well as an interesting tidbit from a NYC blogger. More news forthcoming, including an update on Cincinnati, and some exciting developments in San Francisco. First, […]

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Forget black mattress stains, bed bugs, shells, and eggs: NMPA press release tells consumers to look for “blood spots”

October 28, 2007

We Bedbuggers know that bed bugs can be very difficult to find, even for trained Pest Control Operators. Time and again, people with bites are told they do not have any “evidence.” Since other conditions and pests can cause similar symptoms, it is of course important that other “signs” are present–but too often, actual bed […]

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Curbed “outs” bedbugged condo development; gossip blogs, bed bugs, and denial

October 27, 2007

Curbed.com, the real estate blog, claims that 30 Lincoln Plaza, currently being redeveloped into pricey condominiums (Curbed mentions a price of $1,185,000 for 647 sq/ft one bedrooms), is infested with bed bugs: UPPER WEST SIDE—It seems there is a little detail about the condo conversion at 30 Lincoln Plaza that may have been overlooked: “You […]

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Disabled NJ man who reported bed bugs is evicted for not doing prep & (allegedly) not reporting bed bugs promptly

October 19, 2007

The Daily Record reports that a landlord is trying to evict George Veghte, a disabled man from Rutgers Village, a complex in Parsippany, NJ. He asked for help with his bed bugs. They told him to prep, but he could not follow all steps on his own. His lease was terminated Sept. 27, about a […]

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Bed bugs up 500% in UK in last 12 months

September 24, 2007

According to this BBC article last week. Supporting but unscientific evidence: our map showing UK readers of bedbugger.com since June 2nd of this year (less than 4 months). Note: Ireland is not looking so good either. Unscientifically-speaking of course, there does appear to be a link between population density and interest in bed bugs. Also […]

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Do you love Bedbugger? Prove it!

September 21, 2007

Hey there. You may be a loyal reader, or you may have just stopped in for the day. But I am going to lay it on the line for you: I’m asking a quick favor. Bedbugger.com is up for two Blogger’s Choice Awards: Best Blog About Stuff, and Best Health Blog. I hate to bother […]

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