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Wilmington, Delaware firehouse infested with bed bugs

September 10, 2009

Bed bugs have struck another firehouse, this time Station 2 in Wilmington, Delaware. This is not the first firehouse to develop a problem with bed bugs. Read the article here: Bedbugs bugging firefighters | 6abc.com

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Toronto landlord fights bed bugs, stays friends with tenants

November 26, 2008

Joe Fiorito has a great story today in The Star about a landlord (David Brown) and his super (Eric Marshall) and their battle with bed bugs, which started when Eric inspected a unit where the “walls were black and moving” with bed bugs (shudder): David said, “We found bedbugs in two units; this one, and […]

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Is BC Housing in Vancouver considering the drilling-and-DE method for bedbugs?

October 29, 2008

The Official 2010 Olympics Newswire blogger David Eby says News is ripping through the DTES that BC Housing may have found an effective way to control bedbug populations in SRO hotels. The DTES is Vancouver’s bed bug-beleaguered Downtown Eastside. And now, Eby continues, BC Housing determined that ‘food grade diatomaceous earth, fresh water based’ within […]

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Bed Bug Success Stories: Collette and a professional steamer

February 19, 2008

Note: since this post was written, Bedbugger has a new FAQ on Killing Bed Bugs With Steam. There are steamer recommendations and further tips on technique and safety in the Steaming FAQ, compiled by bedbugger Mangycur and nobugs. We have long had a success stories page. And though readers often forget to write and tell […]

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Can I repel or kill bed bugs using natural remedies like lavender oil?

July 11, 2007

Readers often ask whether it’s possible to repel bed bugs or kill bed bugs using “natural remedies” like lavender oil, Eucalyptus oil, tea tree oil, or thyme.  Let’s just say we’re skeptical. Natural methods that don’t work: A new article in the UK’s FirstPost online magazine Thursday offers the usual warnings about travel and bed […]

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Dusts like diatomaceous earth (DE) and Cimexa can be used to kill bed bugs (FAQs)

March 30, 2007

Important: Recent studies (see this article in PCT Online) suggest that Cimexa is a more effective and fast-acting dust than diatomaceous earth (DE) for bed bug treatment, and many of our experts now prefer it to DE. If you’re selecting a dust, you can read more in the Useful Tools section on dusts including Cimexa. […]

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Can you fight bed bugs without pesticides?

November 25, 2006

Update 1/2009: the post below was written in 11/2006.  We know a lot more now than we did then about non-pesticide treatments for bed bugs. Non-pesticide treatment options are increasing in many locations, and may include thermal treatment and fumigation with a gas such as sulfuryl fluoride (Vikane TM); though costly, if done properly, they […]

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