bedbug bites

Bill Clinton’s offices have bed bugs, according to New York Daily News

August 23, 2009

Rush and Malloy’s Gossip column in the New York Daily News reports today that Bill Clinton’s offices are infested with bed bugs, and employees have been evacuated during treatment: Bedbugs have sent Bill Clinton and his staff fleeing the former President’s offices, a source tells us. No word on whether WJC actually has a 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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Ohio County, WV Health Dept. official: bed bugs “public health nuisance” and “psychological disaster”

July 30, 2009

Fox 28 reports that an Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department official says about 100 apartments at a Wheeling, West Virginia complex are infested with bedbugs. What struck me in the article was this: Health department Administrator Howard Gamble calls bedbugs a public health nuisance and a psychological  disaster for the people who are affected. “A public […]

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Bed bugs in the media: Animal Planet’s “Monsters Inside Me”

July 16, 2009

The Animal Planet show “Monsters Inside Me” recently featured an episode on bed bugs. Though the series title is misleading (since bed bugs do not live inside people), it is a show about human parasites. I strongly caution you that the images linked below can be quite disturbing to someone who is experiencing, has experienced, […]

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RainCity Housing’s “bed bug sauna” now active in new Vancouver building

June 19, 2009

Remember when we reported back in June 2008 that a new RainCity Housing development in Vancouver was going to contain a “bed bug sauna” for treatment of infested items? The new building “The Lux”, at 65 Hastings Street, is in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, a highly infested neighborhood, and provides 25 transitional housing units, and 67 […]

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Wisconsin Dept. of Corrections houses former inmates in bed bug-infested motel

June 11, 2009

WKOW in Madison reports that the Wisconsin Department of Corrections helps newly-released prisoners get back on their feet by putting them up in motel rooms known to have bed bugs. Some of the ex-prisoners had been to local hospitals with evidence of bed bug bites.   WKOW notes, We found out former prisoners have been complaining […]

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North Carolina shelter with bed bugs: outlook grim

May 23, 2009

Guests of a Salvation Army shelter in Wilmington, North Carolina, are suffering from bed bug bites.  And the shelter managers are having trouble getting rid of the problem. Eleven-year-old Edwin Benitez is covered with bites. Bed bug bites from staying at the Salvation Army. They first appeared a week ago. “It feels humiliating and frightening,” […]

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Towels under the door: when cities abandon tenants with bed bugs

May 21, 2009

This is what happens when local authorities cannot help low-income tenants get help and treatment for bed bugs.  WLWT in Cincinnati reports that the Hillrise Apartments for Seniors in College Hill still has a serious bed bug problem. Cincinnati, you’ll remember, did not fund its Health Department’s bed bug inspection program in their last budget, […]

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Bard of Bushwick Frank Hoier sings about bedbugs

May 9, 2009

Oh, you’ll like this:  this week in the Brooklyn Paper online, Frank Hoier gives us a modern take on bed bug blues songs, with a “musical editorial” with the refrain, “They bit me high, They bit me low, They bit me places you don’t even want to know!” Sound familiar, anyone?!? The Brooklyn Paper kicks […]

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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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More on bed bugs in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: again with the HAZMAT showers?!?

April 30, 2009

Remember last week, when the boardinghouse/SRO hotel above the Tara Station Bar in Harrisburg was found to be infested — apparently by bed bugs — but in the two stories covering the case, WHPTV (CBS Channel 21) reporters refused to say the phrase “bed bugs”, referring instead to “bugs” and “insects?” This was so, even […]

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Harrisburg’s Channel 21 News: afraid to say “bed bugs”?

April 21, 2009

I was highly perplexed to watch this two-day report from CBS 21 News in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Yesterday, Ewa Roman reported on a “Bug Infested Building” in a boardinghouse over the Tara Station bar on 4th St. in Harrisburg, near the Pennsylvania State Capital building: Bugs on the ceilings and walls. Insects are taking over the […]

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