“The Hunt”: bed bugs in New York real estate

June 7, 2009

Remember Joyce Cohen’s New York Times column “The Hunt” — which features New York tenants searching for just the right apartment?  In 2007, two separate columns in three months described young couples ending their searches in an apartment with bed bugs. In September 2007, it was Tabitha Shick and Benjamin Klein.  Then, in December, we […]

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More on bed bugs in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: again with the HAZMAT showers?!?

April 30, 2009

Remember last week, when the boardinghouse/SRO hotel above the Tara Station Bar in Harrisburg was found to be infested — apparently by bed bugs — but in the two stories covering the case, WHPTV (CBS Channel 21) reporters refused to say the phrase “bed bugs”, referring instead to “bugs” and “insects?” This was so, even […]

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Harrisburg’s Channel 21 News: afraid to say “bed bugs”?

April 21, 2009

I was highly perplexed to watch this two-day report from CBS 21 News in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Yesterday, Ewa Roman reported on a “Bug Infested Building” in a boardinghouse over the Tara Station bar on 4th St. in Harrisburg, near the Pennsylvania State Capital building: Bugs on the ceilings and walls. Insects are taking over the […]

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Note to bed bugs can be found in clean hotels too!

February 26, 2009

I love I always use it to choose hotels when I travel (and I am not just avoiding those with bed bug reports, either, but also looking for a room that’s convenient, reasonably-priced, and hopefully with a little something extra). Tripadvisor also knows a thing or two about bed bugs in hotels; last year, […]

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Frankfort, Kentucky Public Housing Authority plays the “bed bug blame game”

August 2, 2008

WKYT in Kentucky reports that residents of low-income housing units run by the Public Housing Authority in Frankfort, Kentucky, have to pay for their own bed bug treatment, at a cost of $500-600. This seems to be fairly unusual for public housing. And it is not a great idea. New Jersey residents are discussing whether […]

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