bed bug paranoia

An epidemic of bed bugs in the news

August 23, 2010

The bed bug media frenzy continues. It’s important to remember that six months ago, there were also lots of bed bugs in public places and workplaces — people just were not hearing much about them. The New York Times produced an interesting story Saturday on people’s reactions to bed bugs, including the stigma of being […]

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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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Penguin offices infested with bed bugs. Are non-Bedbuggers worried yet?

August 21, 2009

Gawker broke the story today that Penguin’s offices are infested with bed bugs (see: We Know Which Publisher’s Office Has Bedbugs). Gawker’s readers have apparently not learned much about bed bugs — even after the same blog broke the Marie Claire bed bug infestation story last year. Instead of “Bed bugs at work?  It happens,” […]

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