bed bugs and students

Have you heard the Berlin Wall Theory about bed bugs?

April 24, 2014

This is a short video news segment about Dr. Dini Miller’s lab at Virginia Tech and her grad students who work on bed bug research. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player What struck me most was this soundbite from Dini Miller about DNA testing of bed bug populations:

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Womb chairs seen as bed bug-friendly removed by university

January 14, 2014

The University of Utah has eliminated the much-loved “womb chairs” from its library, partly due to fear that bed bugs, now eliminated from the library, might appear in them in future. The photo above shows an Eero Saarinen-designed womb chair in a retail store window, though Ellen Forsyth’s image here of womb chairs in use […]

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Bed bugs found in Indiana University library office

September 23, 2010

Fox 59 reports that two bed bugs were recently found in an administrative office in the Indiana University library in Bloomington. Bed bugs have not yet been reported in any other areas on campus (at least not in the last few months; this May 2010 article notes that evidence of bed bugs has been found […]

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Bed bug school disclosure bill also passed by NY legislature

June 28, 2010

Remember the bill which would require New York State school districts to notify all parents of children in the school if a bed bug is found there? New York Assembly Member Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria, Queens) has been expressing concern about this issue since late 2006, when reports of bed bugs in NYC public schools were […]

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Bed bugs strike Hamilton, New Jersey elementary school

March 29, 2010

Bed bugs were found last week in a Hamilton, New Jersey elementary school; the entire building was inspected and two classrooms were treated on Saturday, March 26th. According to the Trentonian, Township officials recently completed the extermination of bedbugs at the Langtree Elementary school in two classrooms. Officials said that as a precaution, the entire […]

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2009 Great Sofa Roundup in Fort Collins, Colorado cancelled due to bed bugs

July 1, 2009

For the last eight years, the city of Fort Collins, Colorado has invited residents to dump their old sofas and chairs in a parking lot, and invited Colorado State University students to come and find a “new” sofa.  It seemed like a nice bit of matchmaking. However, the event is being cancelled this year due […]

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