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Bed bug protestors at Market Street Travelodge in San Francisco

December 6, 2012

Yesterday, according to the San Francisco Examiner, about twenty people formed a “bed bug flash mob” protesting at the Travelodge at 1707 Market Street (at Valencia) in San Francisco. According to Poor Magazine, the protest was in honor of Kathy Galves, a 67-year old woman who unfortunately had her home foreclosed on by Wells Fargo […]

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Before you tell people how to search a room for bed bugs…

November 27, 2012

…it’s best to learn what bed bugs look like. Sorry, Lifehacker. We love you, but you need to do a bit more research on bed bugs! They don’t look like the one pictured in your article today:   Lifehacker is part of Gawker media, which has unfortunately made similar mistakes with images before. Don’t worry, […]

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Bizarre bed bug news story: dead bed bugs found, news at 11

August 19, 2011

This was just too strange a bed bug news story to pass up. Arkansas Television Company news site TodaysTHV.com carried the headline “Dead bedbugs found in Crescent Hotel room.” Well, call in CSI: Eureka Springs! I just had to see what was news-worthy about that. The article states, EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) — The Arkansas […]

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Gawker’s bed bug photo FAIL; White House humor & rumors

August 28, 2010

Gawker joins the mainstream US media in their confusion about what bed bugs look like. Check out their graphic for Friday’s article about the Bed Bug Registry: (At least that’s what it looks like at 1:30 am EST on Saturday 8/28, apparently more than 24 hours after it appeared.) I was also amused to see […]

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Bed bug insurance legislation proposed in New York State

August 13, 2010

VosIzNeias.com reports that New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) and Senate Majority Conference Leader John Sampson are proposing legislation to force insurers to offer bed bug insurance in New York State: The legislation provides that insurance companies must reimburse renters, homeowners, co-op and condo owners who experience a bedbug infestation for all infestation-related costs, […]

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Caveat dumpster! Do not take those Brooklyn sofas, Craigslist readers

May 5, 2009

Those Craigslist crazies are at it again, this time in Bushwick/East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Check this out: CURB ALERT: 2 nice couches (Bushwick/E. Williamsburg) Two very nice couches have been thrown out in front of 15 Thames St, in Bushwick/East Williamsburg. One is red velvet, the other is a floral pattern. They both have signs that […]

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New York Daily News: NYC bed bug complaints up 34% in one year

February 17, 2009

The New York Daily News has a good article today on the 34% increase in bed bug complaints in the last fiscal year, compared with the previous one. The data for this came from the amazing Renee Corea, who filed a Freedom of Information Act request on behalf of New York vs. Bed Bugs. Adam […]

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The ethics of bed bugs: the lies landlords and roommates tell

October 17, 2008

Leigh Kamping-Carder has an excellent new article in the Observer’s Real Estate section on the lies landlords tell tenants and roommates tell other roommates. At least a quarter of the article is about landlords and roommates who do not disclose the presence of bed bugs to prospective tenants or roommates until it is too late […]

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The Bed Bug Registry adds new features

October 6, 2008

Maciej from the Bed Bug Registry has let me know of a few site improvements he’s added. First, you can look up hotels and see all reports for a given chain. Here’s an example. Of course, no chain is immune to bed bugs, but companies may deal proactively with bed bugs to different degrees. Also, […]

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apartmentratings.com on bed bugs; realtor warns clients about bed bugs; tenant.net on bedbugs; more video from Cincinnati

December 12, 2007

Apartmentratings.com is a way to check what other tenants are saying about your building. It is not widely used, but like anything else, can be another tool, along with the bedbugregistry.com. Don’t forget to leave your review and warn others. There are 623 posts today featuring “bed bugs.” Don’t forget to search for “bedbugs” too! […]

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