Columbia Housing Authority fights bed bugs in Paquin Tower

November 23, 2008

This article from the Columbia Tribune explores what it takes for a public housing agency to fight bed bugs in a building designated for people with mental and/or physical disabilities. The problem at Paquin Towers was first detected in March and has escalated since then, with 10% of the buildings 200 units already having been […]

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Columbia Spectator on bed bugs, again with the HPD statistic soup

March 6, 2008

This Columbia Spectator article focuses on the personal plight of some folks with bed bugs living near Columbia University. It’s a nice article bound to raise some awareness of the problem. But what interests me is the section citing HPD statistics on bed bugs in NYC. It cites the city’s HPD stats on bed bugs […]

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Harvard dorm treated for scabies–but what was it really? Also, bed bugs at Columbia?

October 26, 2007

Ivy League gossip blog the IvyGate explained this week that the supposed scabies outbreak that forced everyone in the Pennypacker Harvard freshman dorm to be treated for scabies with a full-body pyrethrin cream application (not to mention making them all undergo the extensive laundering and calling-of-romantic-partners that condition requires), is now thought not to have […]

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