bed bugs in the workplace

What happens when bed bugs come home from work?

May 28, 2011

Joceylyn Perkins, a nurse, claims to have gotten bed bugs in the course of her work taking care of patients at a retirement home in Richmond, Virginia. She wants her employer to help cover the costs of eliminating bed bugs in her home. However, as NBC 12 notes, “bed bugs are not covered” by Virginia […]

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Bed bugs in the workplace PTSD suit thrown out by judge

April 23, 2011

Remember Jane Clark? The former Fox News employee’s lawsuit, which we first mentioned in 2008 — and which was apparently the first ever filed by an employee against an employer’s landlord over bed bugs — has now been thrown out of court. The Washington Post reported that the judge “said workers can’t necessarily hold their […]

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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 bugs in Edmonton: inspectors’ bed bug precautions, and upcoming survey of landlords

September 22, 2010

Bed bugs continue to spread in Edmonton. The Toronto Sun has a new story today about Edmonton’s health inspectors, whose work puts them in danger of bringing bed bugs home. Health inspectors are charged with inspecting homes in response to bed bug complaints: “I don’t think you’ll find an inspector who works here who doesn’t […]

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Bed bugs at Niketown, NYC & Camp Lejeune, NC; life with bed bugs

September 19, 2010

Niketown’s flagship store on East 57th Street is the latest New York City store to close down for treatment after detecting a bed bug problem.  The NY Post reports: In a statement, Beaverton, Ore.-based Nike — which became synonymous with ex-NBA superstar Michael Jordan when he was its celebrity spokesman — the company said it […]

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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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More NYC municipal offices treated for bed bugs

August 19, 2010

Besides wreaking havoc on cinema-goers at the AMC Empire 25 this week, bed bugs have also been plaguing more city offices. Bed bug treatments went on from Monday through Wednesday this week on floors 4 through 7 of the New York City office building at 151 W. Broadway in Tribeca (including the city’s Office of […]

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Recent bed bug press from all over Canada

August 5, 2010

The press in Canada is aflutter with the current bed bug media frenzy. This CBC story picks up the findings of the 2010 Comprehensive Global Bed Bug Study done by the University of Kentucky and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). CBC Radio’s The Current features a story this week about how we’re “on the […]

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“Bed bugs are back, and we’re not ready,” Sean Meagher tells Toronto

November 9, 2009

“Bed bugs are back, and we’re not ready.” Those are the words Sean Meagher told a crowd of 100 people who gathered in Toronto today to discuss a new report on the city’s bed bug problem. CBC has a video about this event here (though I was glad to see it, it also contained some […]

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