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When bed bugs bite in a NYC Coop

March 14, 2014

Let’s face it: bed bugs bite. But when they bite in multi-family housing with lots of owners, things get complicated. The New York Times offers advice today to a family dealing with a protracted battle with bed bugs, in a New York City cooperative apartment (“Ask Real Estate: When Bed Bugs Bite”). The resident in this […]

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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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Bed bug in your hotel bed? Kansas does not care

February 24, 2010

Bed bugs in your room in a Kansas hotel?  The state will no longer be inspecting rooms to enforce code violations. An article in Sunday’s Wichita Eagle recounts the story of hotel guest Becky Andrews, who was itching and scratching in a Bonner Springs, Kansas Super 8 bed, until she discovered the cause: bed bug […]

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Bed bugs bite Edmonton

October 4, 2009

The Edmonton Sun reports that Swarms of bloodthirsty bedbugs are taking over entire apartment buildings across the city, and public health officials warn that it’s only getting worse. And how do bed bugs come to take over “entire apartment buildings”? Step one: when tenants complain of bed bugs, treat once and never follow up. [Tenant […]

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Pest Control Technology’s Aug. 2009 bed bug supplement

August 28, 2009

Check out the new “Bed Bug Supplement” in August’s PCT: Bed Bugs: A Market Opportunity, Pest Control Technology Magazine – August 2009. I know: the title grates on us. It’s hard to think of your itchy, costly nightmare with a blood-sucking parasite as someone else’s “market opportunity,” but it is to our advantage as bed […]

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Bed bugs in the media: David Cain on British radio, Dr. Susan Jones in the Plain Dealer

August 12, 2009

Bed bug specialists David Cain (of Bed-bugs.co.uk and active in our Bedbugger Forums) and Dr. Susan C. Jones (of Ohio State University) have been in the press this week, spreading good information about bed bugs. David Cain was interviewed by BBC Derby’s Aleena Naylor on her morning show today. The approximately ten-minute interview starts at […]

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Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite Act of 2009: new and improved

May 9, 2009

Remember H.R. 6068, the “Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite Act 2008”? Well, it’s back, and better than ever, as the “Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite Act 2009,” or H.R. 2248.  (The Library of Congress / Thomas listing of the bill is here.) For now, I direct you to the insightful comments on this […]

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New York Times Health article on bed bugs: bed bugs bite

April 13, 2009

Jane Brody reports in the New York Times Health section today about the spread of bed bugs, and their effects on health.  Of course, she mentions the recent JAMA report, and the fact that bed bugs are not yet known to spread contagious diseases. Brody outlines the varying effects of bed bug bites: Most people […]

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Round, round, get around, bed bugs get around all the time

March 27, 2009

A recent article from the Vancouver Courier was prompted by a woman’s sighting of bugs on a seat, Kara Ardan was sitting near the back of a Hastings Street bus earlier this month, when something on the seat in front of her made her jump to her feet. “I just saw something move,” she said. […]

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Lou Sorkin, “The man who lets the bed bugs bite”

February 21, 2009

The New York Times had a slightly more personal story on our friend Dr. Louis Sorkin yesterday, “The man who lets the bed bugs bite.” In it, Lou talks about how people have always brought bugs to him at the American Museum of Natural History, asking for identifications. And ten years ago, they started bringing […]

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Megan McArdle on Atlantic.com: bed bugs and Craigslist

February 12, 2009

There’s a little bed bug consciousness-raising going on in this post from Megan McArdle on her Atlantic.com blog, and even more in the active discussion which follows. MacArdle writes: Craigslist springs up to facilitate low cost transactions between individuals: good! The market for used furniture booms, allowing people to furnish their houses more nicely/cheaply, while […]

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Bed bugs continue to multiply in Winnipeg

August 28, 2008

The Winnipeg Free Press has a new article Thursday about bed bugs in the city. Reporter Murray McNeill spoke to local Pest Control Operator Lincoln Poulin: So how big has the bedbug problem become in Winnipeg? Poulin said that in his first six years as a full-time exterminator — he’s been doing it for nine […]

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