David Cain

FAQ: Is it fleas or bed bugs?

November 9, 2012

You may be wondering, do I have fleas or bed bugs?  Scanning Electron Micrograph of a Flea. So you think something is biting you but you’re not sure what?  Many folks eventually find the culprit is fleas, rather than bed bugs. Myth: I don’t have pets so I can’t have fleas. Not true!  Fleas can […]

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“Is it bed bug poo?” Introducing Bed Bug Blue

February 29, 2012

“Is it bed bug poo?” Good news: it is now going to get a bit easier to answer that question. A new product from David James (inventor of the Packtite, Packtite Closet, and the Bed Bug Beacon) is being launched this week, to be manufactured by Cold Pine LLC and distributed by Packtite. Bed Bug Blue (TM) is designed […]

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Giveaway: try a new Passive+ monitor and receive a Passive monitor, in exchange for feedback

January 18, 2012

Bedbugger.com is pleased to announce another giveaway! This isn’t our usual contest, however.  Please read the information below carefully and follow the instructions to enter. Bed Bugs Limited in London (UK) have developed a new version of the Passive monitor which is called a Passive+ and they are asking for your help to collect some […]

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Now available in Canada (and the US): the Packtite Closet

August 18, 2011

There are not a lot of reliable ways to kill bed bugs and eggs in your belongings. Heat is one of the best. And the launch of the Packtite back in 2008 was nothing less than revolutionary for a lot of bed bug sufferers, allowing them to reliably treat small items themselves. Old timers around […]

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Bed bugs on BBC London’s Breakfast Show: David Cain, Oliver Madge interviewed

April 20, 2011

David Cain of Bed Bug Beware (and Bed Bugs Limited, and our user forums), and Oliver Madge of the Bed Bug Foundation were interviewed on BBC London’s Breakfast Show today, and you can listen to it here (David is on from 1:14-1:22, and Oliver Madge is interviewed from 2:15-2:21). As Doug Summers noted in this […]

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Bed bug event tomorrow night (1/18) at the Museum of the City of New York

January 17, 2011

There’s a bed bug event at the Museum of the City of New York tomorrow night. I am unable to attend as I won’t be in town, but it looks like it will be very worthwhile. January 18 Plague!: Bed Bug Myths and Realities How big a problem are bed bugs, really? What is the […]

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Bed bugs in the London Review of Books & Sunday Times Magazine

December 22, 2010

Hugh Pennington takes bed bugs as his subject in the January 6, 2011 edition of the London Review of Books. I was glad to see the story published, and it is interesting on some levels, but falls short on others. My main concern here is that Pennington reiterates several times that bed bugs “have only […]

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BBAlert Passive bed bug monitors now available

August 22, 2010

I updated this post on passive monitors yesterday, to add up to date information on and photos of the BBAlert Passive Monitor, designed by David Cain of bed-bugs.co.uk.  (The BB Alert Passive Bed Bug Monitor is now available, currently priced at $19.95). Here’s the BBAlert Passive video again, for good measure: (Note: video was updated […]

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Bed bugs hit CNN: emphasis on how city authorities need to take control

April 10, 2010

It’s nice to see that CNN did a story on bed bugs yesterday. In Bedbugs and other pests: The ugly side of city life, Catriona Davies emphasizes the spread of bed bugs and the difficulty of controlling or eliminating them. She quotes Maciej Ceglowski on the success of his Bed Bug Registry (where users warn […]

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Holiday Inn’s new human bed warmer service: good for bed bugs

January 21, 2010

The Telegraph reports that Holiday Inn is piloting a new service where staff come into your room and lie in your bed to warm it up for you. I am not making this up. The Telegraph cites Dr Chris Idzikowski, director of the Edinburgh Sleep Centre, ”A warm bed – approximately 20 to 24 degrees […]

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Bed bugs in the media: David Cain on British radio, Dr. Susan Jones in the Plain Dealer

August 12, 2009

Bed bug specialists David Cain (of Bed-bugs.co.uk and active in our Bedbugger Forums) and Dr. Susan C. Jones (of Ohio State University) have been in the press this week, spreading good information about bed bugs. David Cain was interviewed by BBC Derby’s Aleena Naylor on her morning show today. The approximately ten-minute interview starts at […]

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Bed Bug Barrier passive bed bug monitor wins ABC’s “The New Inventors” episode

June 6, 2009

Update (8/15/2010): Since this post was originally written, the product described below has gone to market. You can read more updated information about it here. You can purchase the Bed Bug Barrier Passive Monitor Glue Trap from US Bed Bugs, and either style is currently $6.99 per barrier (or under $28 if your bed has […]

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