Nightline still trying to figure out what bed bugs look like

April 30, 2010

If you are not following the developments on the Nightline website, please read the updates on this post from yesterday. It’s now been updated twice with screenshots of the ABC team’s various attempts at including a photo of a bed bug. They started out with a photo of dust mites, and have moved away from […]

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NYC’s Environmental Health Tracking Portal: mum on bed bugs

December 12, 2009

Village Voice blogger Elizabeth Dwoskin encourages readers to look at NYC’s new Environmental Health Tracking Portal, in a blog post entitled “Now You Can Be a Pest and Track Your Neighborhood’s Rats, Mice and Cockroaches.” One thing the new portal does not allow you to do is track bed bug infestations.  As Dwoskin notes: Some […]

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What do bed bug cast skins look like?

May 5, 2009

The only way to be sure you have bed bugs is with a visual confirmation — that means finding actual bed bugs, bed bug cast skins, bed bug eggs, or bed bug fecal stains, and having these confirmed by someone who is qualified to ID them. It’s helpful to become familiar with what bed bug […]

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46 Westland Avenue Rats, Bed Bugs, Cockroaches

November 7, 2008

That’s the title of a video on YouTube that Paulaw0919 pointed me to today. In the video, three young people who say they live in several apartments at 46 Westland Avenue (including the basement and apartment 4) appear in the video, along with three cavorting rats, and some cockroaches. The tenants speak of being bitten […]

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New book on blood-feeders, “Dark Banquet”

October 21, 2008

There’s a new book on blood-feeders (vampire bats, chiggers, ticks, and our old friend the bed bug, among others) called Dark Banquet: Blood and the Curious Lives of Blood-Feeding Creatures. New paperback out 10/2009: I have not seen it yet but there’s a nice article on it in the New York Times Science section today, […]

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From Time’s rich archives: a spider hungry for bed bugs

August 20, 2008

Back in 1929, Athens was apparently crawling (sorry) in bed bugs. What to do? Time magazine reported on one way of cutting down the population. (Warning: you have to skim past commentary on “ignorant and indolent” bedbugged Europeans to get to this.) Last week one who has been vexed by Athenian bedbug pricks, Dr. N. […]

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Westchester Realtor hears client’s concern over bed bugs

August 2, 2008

Westchester, NY realtor Miriam Bernstein blogged today about a client’s concerns over bed bugs: One of my clients expressed concern about bedbugs and that she is really worried about them. I have heard of the problem but didn’t realize the extent of the issue and knew nothing about bedbugs, how they infiltrate a home, their […]

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Comedian moves into NJ Ikea store

January 9, 2008

This ABC7 news article says comedian Mark Malkoff has moved into a Paramus, NJ Ikea store when his Queens, NY home was evacuated for “fumigation:” When Mark Malkoff thought about where he could stay while his New York City apartment was being fumigated for cockroaches, he quickly ruled out friends’ places (too small) and hotels […]

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