Arundel, Maryland woman awarded $225,000 in jury trial

March 10, 2012

Adarien Jackson, a Maryland mother, was awarded $225,000 in a jury trial this week, after her family allegedly got bed bugs from a pair of wooden-frame beds she bought for her sons from a furniture retailer. reports, On Thursday, a jury ordered Calidad Furniture & Linen Inc., the store that sold Jackson a pair […]

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EPA Awards $550K in Grants to Combat Bed Bugs

April 12, 2011

The United States Environmental Protection Agency reported in a press release Wednesday that it is awarding five grants worth a total of $550,000 to five recipients so they may “implement new approaches in managing bed bug problems” in regions with “significant” bed bug problems, but few resources for dealing with the problem. The University of […]

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Bed bugs spread when no one who can pay for treating them is responsible for treating them

July 1, 2009

A new article from Baltimore’s City Paper is troubling. Landlords in Baltimore who rent out single-family homes are not responsible for treating for bed bugs in those homes, even if the “single-family home” is a kind of unofficial rooming-house with fifteen or more residents. As you may guess, the residents may also lack the funds […]

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Baltimore’s new Bed Bug Response Plan

April 26, 2009

We are happy that Renee of New York vs Bed Bugs alerted us to the news that Baltimore is now implementing a bed bug control strategy, which includes bed bug inspections, training for Baltimore City Health Department Healthy Homes Division staff in detection and control of bed bugs, development of English- and Spanish-language educational materials, […]

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More on the National Bed Bug Summit

April 4, 2009

Renee of New York vs. Bed Bugs has more details on the upcoming EPA National Bed Bug Summit (April 14-15) in Arlington, VA): Sharon Heath of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will speak at EPA’s National Bed Bug Summit on April 14. It’s a portion of the session titled “How […]

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Bed bugs and lawsuits; also how to find a lawyer

March 17, 2007

Bed bug lawsuits Here are some legal cases involving bed bugs which are discussed online. (Links which are internal to the blog have additional links to news reports and sometimes case information.) General lawsuits involving bed bugs Article about bed bug lawsuits in New York City (Sept. 2008) Bed bugs in the workplace Former Fox […]

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