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Bed bugs beware: NYC HPD acquires canine scent detection dogs

November 17, 2011

The Brooklyn Eagle reports that the New York City Housing and Preservation Department (the NYC agency that inspects private rental housing when bed bug complaints are filed with the city — for example, when tenants call 311 to report bed bugs) has acquired two bed bug sniffing beagles: The two male beagles, named Mickey and […]

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Bergdorf Goodman hires canine scent detection team to sniff out bed bugs

August 12, 2010

Shopping blog Refinery29 reports that New York City luxury department store Bergdorf Goodman has signed up for routine bed bug inspections by a canine scent detection unit: Hollister, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Victoria’s Secret have all had a bad case of the bed bugs here in NYC, but Bergdorf Goodman refuses to let their store […]

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Bed bugs close second Abercrombie & Fitch store in New York

July 2, 2010

The Wall Street Journal’s Metropolis blog reports that the Abercrombie and Fitch store at South Street Seaport has now been closed due to bed bugs detected there. It appears the firm had its other locations searched after their Hollister Epic store was discovered to have bed bugs earlier this week. (The Hollister store is still […]

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Goldman Sachs Jersey City offices treated for bed bugs

June 15, 2010

ABC reports that last month, multiple floors of Goldman Sachs Tower in Jersey City, New Jersey have been inspected and treated for bed bugs. Employees who work in Goldman’s Jersey City, N.J., office tower have been moved from certain floors and ordered out of the building at times because exterminators have been in checking and […]

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Bed bugs to be discussed on ABC’s Nightline tonight (4/29)

April 29, 2010

ABC’s Nightline will feature a segment on bed bugs tonight (4/29, assuming no other breaking news stories take precedence) according to this press release from ThermaPure (who will be featured in the show). Meanwhile, nothing about this on the Nightline website at this time. Let’s set our DVRs and TiVOs and see what transpires! Update […]

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Footage from the recent New York Pest Expo: Bed Bug Edition

November 13, 2009

Bug Off Pest Center in NYC recently hosted an event called the New York Pest Expo: Bed Bug Edition. Frank Andorka notes in his PMP column that it attracted 500 pest management professionals. And we New Yorkers can be glad — that’s 500 PMPs who sat down and heard bed bug experts Dr. Dini Miller […]

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Scholastic Headquarters treated for bed bugs; update on Penguin

September 2, 2009

The New York Observer reports that a second New York publishing company has been treated for bed bugs in one week. Scholastic became the second New York publishing house in a week to suffer a bedbug scare this past Friday afternoon, as employees were told to put whatever belongings they needed over the weekend into […]

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Mary-Louise Parker talks to Letterman about her current bed bug scare

August 26, 2009

The big news today was that Mary-Louise Parker talked to David Letterman on his Late Show last night about her current bed bug scare. (You can scroll in to about 1:33 in the video window below to see the start of the bed bug conversation.) Apparently the star of “Weeds” suspected bed bugs and then […]

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Atlantic City public housing: 1/3 of 800 units in four buildings infested with bed bugs

August 19, 2009

The Press of Atlantic City reports that there was a four month delay in treating bed bugs in four public housing buildings, even after bed bugs were detected in a third of the 800 units in Altman Terrace, Inlet Tower, Shore Park Hi-Rise and Charles P. Jeffries Tower, back in March. Treatment did not begin […]

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Madison Avenue Appellate Division courthouse infested with bed bugs

August 10, 2009

The New York Post reports that the Appellate Division courthouse on Madison and 25th Street in New York City has recently been infested with bed bugs. The infestation was believed to be confined to the second-floor clerks office, where, every summer Monday, lawyers come and go en masse to file appellate motions. It got so […]

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Co-op pays $250K after bed bugs found in several units, storage area, stairwells

July 29, 2009

BrickUnderground reports that the July/August 2009 issue of Habitat magazine (not yet available on their website) reports that a three-tower, 217-unit Theater District co-op building paid $250,000 to get rid of its bed bug problem. BrickUnderground writes, The co-op in the Habitat article found bed bugs in several neighboring apartments, two stairwells and some of […]

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Milwaukee Housing Authority purchases bed bug sniffing dog

July 9, 2009

Milwaukee is probably the first city the second city we know of in the US (if not everywhere) to have its own bed bug sniffing dog. Gracie the terrier was acquired from Pepe Peruyero’s canine scent detection training program and will be used to detect live bed bugs or eggs in Milwaukee Housing Authority (public […]

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