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Photos of bed bugs in a wooden bed frame, head board, and box spring

February 21, 2009

The following photos come from Lou Sorkin — pictures of bed bugs and eggs harboring in a bed (headboard, frame, mattress, etc.). All photos and descriptions above courtesy of Louis Sorkin, All Rights Reserved. Many thanks to Lou, for sharing these with us! (All descriptions follow the photo they describe.) Bed frame, headboard & box […]

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Horrific story from Ottawa: bed bug sufferer overdoses

December 4, 2008

This story first made me want to cry. And then it made me want to smash my hand into the wall. The Ottawa Citizen reported today on the story of a local woman named Jadwiga Dziedziczak, aged 60. For ten years, she’s lived in an Ottawa public housing unit on Wurtemburg Street. She had bed […]

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Bed bugs at college: SUNY Potsdam

September 21, 2008

The Racquette, the student newspaper at SUNY Potsdam, reports a bed bug infestation in the college was believed to have affected only one dorm room on the fifth floor of Bowman South. Eric Duchscherer, Director of Residence Life, sent an e-mail to residential students the evening of the discovery, Tuesday September 9. “We have quickly […]

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More Toronto bed bug stories from Joe Fiorito

September 15, 2008

Our favorite Canadian journalist is back on the bed bug trail. In this article, he shares the story of Marg, a single mother battling bed bugs and the ensuing mountains of laundry. She’s killed three vacuums since January. She said, “It started in January of ’08. I’d fall asleep on the couch and wake up […]

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Nebraska library hosts “Bed Bugs” pyjamas story time

June 21, 2008

The Grand Island, Nebraska Independent [dead link to article removed] reports that the local library’s Children’s Summer Reading Program will feature a story called “Bed Bugs” Tuesday evening: “Bed Bugs,” at 6:30 p.m. is a family story time where kids can come dressed in their pajamas. In their pajamas! Perhaps hot on the heels of […]

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Fox NY claims it became infested with bed bugs “a few weeks ago”; tipster tells Gawker they fired employee who brought them in

March 18, 2008

Someone claimed there were bed bugs in the VIP couch at Fox News’s Manhattan studios in November of 2006. After we followed up, the source claimed she was told this by a Fox producer. That sounded plausible enough, but still, just a rumor. Then, a year later, in November 2007, someone else claimed there were […]

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More rumors of bed bugs at Fox News

November 19, 2007

It was just over a year ago when a journalist claimed a reliable source told her of bed bugs infesting the midtown Manhattan offices of Fox News. The allegation was that the infestation “originated on the VIP couch,” a tidbit which might be apocryphal, but is too good to pass up. Still, I was skeptical […]

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FAQ: My landlord hired a PCO who comes twice a month, and we still have bed bugs

May 31, 2007

This is a common refrain. So common at the moment that I feel I need to say something. For Donniaeus in the blog comments, for Nyjammin in the forums, for the folks on the yahoo group: If you live somewhere where the law says your landlord is responsible for treating your home for bed bugs […]

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Bed bugs not fun anymore (part 2): bed bug scrapbooking theme kit

February 26, 2007

We blogged in the past about “bed bugs” being a bit outdated as code for kiddie cute-ness. Is anybody thinking of taking up scrap-booking? [Update: non-working link to bed bug themed scrapbooking kit from scrapoutsidethebox.com deleted.] Here’s a lovely set of papers, stickers and ribbons on the bed bug theme. I’m kidding, of course: if […]

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Bed bugs: not fun anymore! Playskool’s Poundin’ Bedbugs and Bedbugs Popup Bedtime Book

November 18, 2006

When, oh, when are people going to remember that bed bugs are not fun! Bed bugs are not cute. Then we’ll no longer find adorable pictures of cute toddlers and infants and dachshunds and chihuahuas and other adorable creatures cuddled up in blankets [now-defunct link removed] on flickr.com, captioned or with the title, “bed bugs.” […]

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Rumors of bed bugs at Fox News

November 11, 2006

So Claudia’s blog reports: We are reliably informed that the Fox News tower in midtown Manhattan has bedbugs. Dangerman reports that they originated on the VIP couch. . . Is Claudia teasing us? Don’t believe everything you read, folks, but if they do have bed bugs in the VIP couch at Fox News, then I’m […]

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