Bed bug protestors at Market Street Travelodge in San Francisco

December 6, 2012

Yesterday, according to the San Francisco Examiner, about twenty people formed a “bed bug flash mob” protesting at the Travelodge at 1707 Market Street (at Valencia) in San Francisco. According to Poor Magazine, the protest was in honor of Kathy Galves, a 67-year old woman who unfortunately had her home foreclosed on by Wells Fargo […]

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Bed bugs as big business: 1939 Post Office London Directory

January 9, 2009

This morning, a bit of history: the Post Office London Directory in two volumes, 1939, discovered at the New York Public Library. (Sorry for the graininess but let’s just say this was an accidental find — the camera phone was the only option.) Note the advertisement around the edges: We Destroy Rats, Mice, Beetles, Moths, […]

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Farmington Days’ Inn story prompts another local hotel to be proactive about bed bugs

October 28, 2008

It was the Farmington, New Mexico Days Inn that hotel guests claimed had the recent bed bug troubles. But KOB reports that the local Best Western is now publicizing their pro-active campaign against bed bugs. They say exterminators are coming once a month and spraying when needed. The video (below) shows Ladybug Pest Control peering […]

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bed bug news for 2007-11-15

November 14, 2007

National Post: Bed bugs invade Toronto East Toronto city councillor Paula Fletcher asked the Toronto public health unit on Monday to study what it could do to eradicate the problem of bed bugs. Right now the public health unit does not track infestations, but simply offers phone advice to suff (tags: Toronto tippingpoint nationalpost canada […]

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Crain’s reports: “Exterminators make killing on bedbugs”

January 14, 2007

This article on bed bugs in Crain’s New York Business quotes the owner of Liberty Pest Control, in Brooklyn, who calls bed bugs “the new moneymaker.” The article highlights how Pest Control Operators (PCOs) such as Liberty are gettinga huge portion of their revenues from bed bug cases, and targeting their advertising appropriately: Liberty Pest […]

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