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Fume Cube offers low-cost on-site commodity fumigation, packaged with inspection and treatment

November 14, 2010

Traditionally, Vikane gas (sulfuryl fluoride) has been used in two ways in the war against bed bugs: to treat a full structure (from a single-family house to a massive hotel), or to treat belongings and furniture in an enclosed space, otherwise known as commodity fumigation. It can be used to treat all kinds of belongings […]

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Bed bugs found in USAID offices in Washington, D.C.

October 4, 2010

Fox DC reports that “juvenile bed bugs” [emphasis added] have been found in a federal government building in Washington D.C.: The pests were discovered in a single office in the US Agency for International Development office tower at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. A spokesperson for the USAID wasn’t able to say […]

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Claridge Towers residents get help with their bed bugs from DC Housing Authority

April 17, 2009

Claridge Towers, a DC Housing building on M Street has been treated for bed bugs off and on in the last two years, Fox News reports. Clearly, the problem was not being entirely eliminated by the treatments done. Part of the problem also seems to be that some tenants were self-treating because PCO treatments did […]

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Stop Bedbugs DC Summit!

March 30, 2009

Jessica Kevan has photos and a recap of the Stop Bedbugs DC! summit here: Stop Bedbugs DC Summit a Huge Success. Check it out!

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Stop Bedbugs DC — tomorrow!

March 26, 2009

Stop Bedbugs DC is tomorrow. As Renee Corea says in her post Leadership and hope: Stop Bedbugs DC on the New York vs. Bed Bugs blog, If you care about bed bugs in the District, this is the only ticket in town on Friday. As Renee also notes, Consider that agenda for a moment. Anything […]

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Washington D.C. Department of Health holding bed bug summit 3/27; also D.C. EPA bed bug conference 4/14 and 4/15

March 3, 2009

According to the Washington City Paper’s City Desk: The summit is skedded for March 27 from 10:00 am to 3 pm at 441 4th Street NW, Room 1107. Get ready for a “dialogue on creative and effective approaches to dealing with bedbugs.” That’s in addition to the even bigger EPA National Bed Bug Summit in […]

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Bed bugs in Washington, D.C.? Yes! And growing in number daily.

January 28, 2009

The Washington City Paper has a cover story today on bed bugs! In it, Audrey Dutton reports on the status of bed bugs in that city, and on the city’s plans to fight the problem. We have known there were lots of bed bugs in D.C. for a long time. The Norwood Apartments tenants we […]

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Bed bugs in Norwood Apartments, Washington D.C., say tenants

November 18, 2007

Official Norwood Tenants Blog asks “Would you pay $200k for an apartment with bedbugs, no heat, and no working elevator?” Tenants of the Norwood Apartments at 1417 N St. NW in Wasington, DC: complain their landlord is neglecting rental apartments with mold and bed bugs, while pitching $200K condo conversions. (tags: bedbugs landlords tenants DC […]

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Washington YWCA infested with bed bugs: more elderly, low-income residents being left to itch

June 28, 2007

Omar Fekeiki reported in the Washington Post yesterday that the historic 117-room Phillis Wheatley YWCA at 901 Rhode Island Ave. NW in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington DC is infested with bed bugs, among other problems. (It’s not affiliated with the national YWCA.) The ladies who live there are now withholding rent. Protesting residents who […]

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added to the “Tenants and Landlords FAQ”: Washington, D.C. and Florida

March 4, 2007

Got some information today on DC and FL laws vis-a-vis extermination (whose responsibility it is to pay does depend on locality in the US). I added this to our FAQ for tenants, but I am also putting it here, so people can see the update, especially because DC’s laws are different from those we’re seeing […]

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