Bed bugs in Toronto: money needed to fight this villain

December 15, 2010

Torontist has crowned bed bugs as one of its 2010 Villains of the Year, as they did in 2009. And bed bugs may actually win the Supervillain! title this year, since they’ve been hard at work in Toronto. And thriving. After all, a recent request from the city for $15 million from the provincial Ontario […]

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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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Dayton drug raid discovers bed bugs

February 27, 2010

Dayton detectives raided an apartment for drugs Friday night, and found the home infested with bed bugs, WDTN news reports. But, the worst part for detectives was having to collect the evidence from a bed bug infested apartment. Lieutenant Brian Johns of The Dayton Police Department said, “I’ve been itching ever since, but I’ll be […]

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Bed bug in your hotel bed? Kansas does not care

February 24, 2010

Bed bugs in your room in a Kansas hotel?  The state will no longer be inspecting rooms to enforce code violations. An article in Sunday’s Wichita Eagle recounts the story of hotel guest Becky Andrews, who was itching and scratching in a Bonner Springs, Kansas Super 8 bed, until she discovered the cause: bed bug […]

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Ohio fighting to get Propoxur for residential bed bug applications

November 11, 2009

The Ohio Department of Agriculture has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for an emergency exemption to allow the use of the pesticide Propoxur in residences; more than a dozen additional states are supporting this request, The Columbus Dispatch reports. The pesticide is currently in use for crops, on flea/tick collars, and in commercial applications.  […]

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