Cincinnati/Hamilton County Joint Bed Bug Task Force

Cincinnati stops bed bug inspections; MSNBC touts Cincinnati’s educational campaign; hmpf.

January 7, 2009

Cincinnati’s health department got almost 11 times as many requests for help with bed bugs in 2008 compared with 2007 (the number jumped from 70 to 750).  And the Cincinnati Enquirer reports today that they’ve now ceased inspecting for bed bugs. Hmpf. We knew this was coming when the 2009 budget did not include the […]

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Cincinnati cuts budget, cancels $290K bed bug inspection program

December 16, 2008

This does not seem good. At all. Cincinnati’s newly approved budget cut $290,000 — a choice which, according to this article in the Cincinnati Enquirer, cancels a bed bug inspection program. What was approved in the budget? — $1.8 million for police overtime walking patrols; — Restoration of the appliance collection service, but for a […]

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Toronto and Cincinnati/Hamilton County bed bug updates

October 15, 2008

Renee of New York vs. Bed Bugs is bringing the updates on the Toronto Bed Bug Action Committee Toronto Bed Bug Project here and here, and a rundown on what’s up with the Cincinnati / Hamilton County Joint Bed Bug Task Force Strategic Plan here. Definitely check out those posts, and the links Renee provides.

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We love Dr. Susan Jones, Entomologist

October 1, 2008

Why? Because she’s one of those entomologists who’s telling it like it is, to public officials who want to ignore the bed bug problem. The Columbus Dispatch quoted Jones Tuesday as saying, “If you bury your head in the sand, you’re going to get bitten, and it’s just going to get worse and worse,” said […]

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