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Bed bugs are not cute or fun!

July 9, 2009

This is not the first time I’ve said it, but it is not a great time to equate the word “bedbug” with cute and cuddly creatures or children’s bedtime fun. See: [2013 update: link to now defunct blog promoting Bed Bug toy removed] “The BEDBUG Blog: Bedbug is COMING!” (which appears to be marketing both […]

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Maud Newton on John Cheever’s bed bugs

April 1, 2009

Blogger Maud Newton notes that writer John Cheever was no stranger to Sneaky Simes, the bed bug. She directs our attention to this biography of Cheever, and notes that At the end of 1939, Cheever returned from a summer job to the “‘grey light of New York apartments.’” Soon he was living on Bank Street […]

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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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Zen and the Art of Bed Bug Prep? And positive thinking and bed bugs.

December 14, 2008

Well, okay, not Zen exactly. I enjoyed reading some of New 2 The City’s blog entries about bed bugs.  In this post, she describes going through her books over the bathtub, before bagging them and placing them in sealed containers: Upon confirming that my apartment was infested with BBs, I was instructed to put everything […]

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Les punaises de lit: bed bugs en français

August 6, 2007

Here’s a hearty welcome to (well, to our knowledge, anyway) the first bed bug blog en français! Out of Montréal, in fact: La Cibole de Cimex. The author is named Corinne and has had bed bugs. Deux fois. Merde! (I only get to swear in French, because Bed Bug Helloise is a proud monoglot. She […]

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