bed bugs and children

Bed bug school disclosure bill also passed by NY legislature

June 28, 2010

Remember the bill which would require New York State school districts to notify all parents of children in the school if a bed bug is found there? New York Assembly Member Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria, Queens) has been expressing concern about this issue since late 2006, when reports of bed bugs in NYC public schools were […]

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Bed bugs cheer: Ohio’s propoxur exemption request denied

June 11, 2010

Darnit. The Environmental Protection Agency has unfortunately denied the State of Ohio’s emergency Section 18 label exemption request for propoxur. According to the EPA’s Notice of the request, the exemption would have allowed for three products containing propoxur to . . . be applied as a crack and crevice or spot treatment to indoor residential […]

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Bed bugs board game is back, like the pest

June 3, 2010

Remember, the game “Bed Bugs”? Patch Products announces in a press release that it is bringing back three “nostalgic” and “classic” board games: “We are excited to debut our Treasured Toys line and add a nostalgic touch to playtime again,” said Brian Maxwell, President of Patch Products. “Part of the appeal of our Treasured Toys […]

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Bed bug on Sardinia, Ohio second grader: child sent home, school “cleaned”

March 4, 2010

A bed bug was spotted on a second grade student at Sardinia Elementary School in Ohio. It’s a brand new school, and the school responded by sending the child home with information for her parents about what they needed to do. Officials then had the school “cleaned” thoroughly, removing carpets and steam-cleaning in classrooms. WKRC […]

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Bed bugs in apartment complexes: bed bug “lotharios” and “Nintento Trojan horses”

September 21, 2009

Mark Sheperdigian has an excellent new article in Pest Management Professional about what apartment building managers need to be aware of when dealing with a bed bug infestation — the often unconsidered aspects of multi-unit dwelling life which help bed bugs to spread from unit to unit. We’re all familiar with the problem of a […]

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