bedbug bites

Milwaukee Hospital quarantines patients based on suspected bed bug bites

November 17, 2010

This is a strange story. reported Tuesday that Two suspected cases of bedbugs were discovered on patients who may have brought them to a Milwaukee hospital. Actually, if you read on, you find out that there were no bed bugs (or other evidence besides suspected bed bug bites) sighted at all. Aurora Sinai Medical […]

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Bed bug bites may make hospital patients more vulnerable to MRSA

November 8, 2010

[This post refers to a Crain’s New York story which we now know contains inaccurate quotes. Please see corrections in the Update below.] This is scary not quite as scary as the article implies: Cornell entomologist Dr. Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann believes that there’s notes there may be a link between patients experiencing bed bug bites in […]

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Michael Potter on NPR’s Fresh Air

September 8, 2010

Did everyone catch Dr. Michael Potter of the University of Kentucky talking to Terri Gross on Fresh Air, in an episode unfortunately titled, “Good Night, Sleep Tight, Don’t Let The Bedbugs…”? Here’s, um, a little taste: “Bedbugs don’t stay on the host — they scurry away to their hidden harborages that are far from obvious,” […]

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Bed bug bites: latest research says most do react

April 4, 2010

Bed bug bites are one of the murkiest areas when it comes to our knowledge of bed bugs: who reacts, when, and how? The latest research says most people do react to bed bug bites. The February 2010 issue of PCT Online reported the results of the latest study of bed bug bite reactions carried […]

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At least one Olympian suffering bed bug bites

February 13, 2010

The news is inundated with stories of Canadian downhill skier Manny Osborne-Paradis’s bout with bed bugs in his lodgings at the Vancouver Winter Olympics. The Star’s Dave Perkins wrote, He might or might not win Canada’s first medal of these Olympic Games when the real racing begins Saturday with the men’s downhill 2:45 p.m. ET, […]

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Access-a-Ride office workers claim bed bugs persist

February 11, 2010

The Daily News reports that Access-a-Ride dispatchers on Northern Boulevard in Long Island City claim their offices still have bed bugs (here’s our post on this story from back in November, when the problem was first treated).  The Daily News reports, NYC Transit hired exterminators in November to steam clean parts of the facility, remove […]

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McSweeney’s on Bed Bugs part 3: who would you bite if you were a bed bug?

November 3, 2009

A taste of Alan Good’s latest Global War on Bed Bugs column in McSweeney’s: It is necessary to explain a biological fact before revealing the list of people I would bite if I were a bedbug: a bedbug partakes of five blood meals in its nasty journey from egg to adulthood. Consequently, your hematophagous narrator […]

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160-unit Richmond, California complex evacuated for tent fumigation of bed bugs

October 9, 2009

Remember the 160-unit Hacienda high rise in Richmond, California? We suggested last month that one bed bug spray treatment probably would not be enough to get rid of bed bugs in this affordable housing complex.  And sadly, we were right. The backstory on this is that tenants council complained to the city about bed bugs […]

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Bed bug “luau” on the Camino to Santiago

September 12, 2009

The bed bugs are still biting Pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain. We last posted about bed bugs on the popular Spanish pilgrimage route exactly a year ago.  There was so much bed bug trouble in various lodgings on the road to Santiago that the government was planning to close […]

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Bed bugs bite in Richmond, California public housing development

September 8, 2009

Bed bugs were first noticed by residents in the 150-unit Hacienda high-rise in Richmond, California in March, and now “at least half the apartments” are infested, according to the Contra Costa Times, which reports that Exterminators visited a handful of units in May, told the tenants to call back if they started seeing more bugs […]

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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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Mary-Louise Parker talks to Letterman about her current bed bug scare

August 26, 2009

The big news today was that Mary-Louise Parker talked to David Letterman on his Late Show last night about her current bed bug scare. (You can scroll in to about 1:33 in the video window below to see the start of the bed bug conversation.) Apparently the star of “Weeds” suspected bed bugs and then […]

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