bed bug bites

Orlando’s Fire Station 6 battles bed bugs

November 19, 2013

Firefighters at Fire Station 6 near Orlando Executive Airport are dealing with the red scourge: bed bugs. As WFTV notes, The Fire Department is taking aggressive action to keep the pests out of other stations and even homes. The first thing to do with a bed bug infestation is to throw away mattresses, which the […]

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Bed bugs and mental health: depression, suicide, PTSD

July 12, 2013

The psychological effects of bed bugs have been the recent focus of a number of articles.  It’s pretty clear that there’s a link between bed bugs and mental health in many individuals.  And an article published at the end of May (“Suicide following an infestation of bed bugs”) suggests bed bugs can now be linked […]

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Bed bug bites: what are your anti-itch remedies?

July 8, 2013

Our trusty six-year-old FAQ on anti-itch remedies for discomfort caused by bed bug bites (“Bed bug bites make you itchy and scratchy? This may help…”) has just been updated to include David Cain’s recommendation of the following product for bed bug bite relief: David, of Bed Bugs Ltd. (UK) and our forums, now recommends Caribbean […]

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Bed bug lawsuit: MD woman sues landlord awarded $800K

June 1, 2013

Faika Shabaan, an Annapolis, Maryland woman who lived with bed bugs in a rental unit for more than eight months, has been awarded $800,000 in compensatory damages for loss and suffering. According to NBC News, this bed bug lawsuit argued that the landlord in this case knew about bed bugs in the unit when the […]

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Bed bugs found in New Rochelle Library again

May 15, 2013

At the end of April, various sources reported that the New Rochelle, NY public library had closed for a day after bed bugs were found in the building.  The New Rochelle Daily Voice reported on May 1, “Pest management experts were immediately called in after one insect was found.  This was not an infestation.  There […]

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Bed bugs found at Bay Area, California Starbucks

April 26, 2013

A Bay Area Starbucks recently had bed bugs — according to NBC Bay Area news — for over two months. According to NBC Bay Area News, two women were getting ready to leave a Starbucks in Campbell, California (in Santa Clara County) when one noticed a bed bug on her purse, which had been sitting on […]

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Bed bug bites trouble British MEP Chris Davies in Strasbourg

April 15, 2013

The European Parliament moves its sessions regularly between Brussels and Strasbourg, taking Members of the European Parliament back and forth between the cities. According to the Liberal Democrat Voice, British MEP Chris Davies has recently complained about suspected bed bug bites: “I went to the medical centre in the European Parliament in Brussels. ‘I’ve had […]

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Bed bugs do not need to stand on your skin in order to feed (photos)

February 25, 2013

Bed bugs don’t actually need to stand on your skin to feed. These images from entomologist Lou Sorkin (who feeds a colony of bed bugs kept for research purposes) show bed bugs can “reach out and bite someone,” so to speak. Lou Sorkin describes this photo as follows: 1. Cimex in a vial

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Bed bugs hit Wall Street Journal offices again

January 15, 2013

Bed bugs have hit the Wall Street Journal’s New York City headquarters – and the 1211 Avenue of the Americas building – once again, according to the Daily Intelligencer. This past Friday, a bed bugs was sighted by an employee in the office’s 6th floor video area, according to an employee memo published by Capital. […]

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Did a NYC Urban Outfitters store ignore a bed bug problem?

August 1, 2012

It’s not really summer until a major chain store in Manhattan gets bed bugs. According to, the rumor is that Urban Outfitters on 6th Ave. in Manhattan has a bed bug issue — and that it has been taking the ostrich approach to dealing with it. Image credit: 14th Street Store by Eden Pictures, […]

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Bed bugs bite at the 78th Precinct in Brooklyn

June 1, 2012

It’s not the first time bed bugs have taken up residence in a New York City police precinct or lockup. Now the 78th Precinct in Brooklyn is “Bedbugged” according to the New York Post, which reports the facility serving Prospect Park and Park Slope is also normally used to test blood alcohol concentrations of DWI […]

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North Carolina’s misguided Landlord/Tenant/Bedbug Liability bill (H721)

August 2, 2011

The North Carolina Senate will be considering a bill in 2012 that would have a huge impact on how landlords and tenants deal with bed bugs — and who pays for treatment — in the state. H721, also known as the Landlord/Tenant/Bedbug Liability bill, passed in the North Carolina House in June. I have some […]

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