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Bed bug mattress bill S7316b passed in New York

June 23, 2010

The New York State Senate passed S7316b, the mattress bill sponsored by Senator José Peralta (D-Queens) on Monday, June 15th, 2010. The bill first appeared as A7691, sponsored by  Assembly Member Nelson Castro (District 86).   (Here’s Peralta’s press release on the legislation.) The bill reads as follows: BILL NUMBER: S7316B TITLE OF BILL: An act […]

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Bed Bug PSA from D.C. Department of Health

May 2, 2010

Educating people about bed bugs is the first step to curbing their spread. We heard over a year ago that the Washington D.C. Department of Health had filmed a bed bug Public Service Announcement, but we hadn’t seen it.  The recent Michigan radio PSAs prompted me to google the DC ad spots, and lo and […]

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Western Australia Dept. of Health warns populace about bed bugs

January 15, 2010

It’s summer down under, and the Western Australia Health Department is officially warning residents about the spread of bed bugs. (Here’s the media release.) Department of Health Acting Medical Entomologist Ms Sue Harrington said the Department had received complaints about bed bug infestation and bites from the wider metropolitan area and the South West. “Increased […]

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Farmington Days Inn treats for bed bugs; New Mexico’s laws still need attention

October 15, 2008

Farmington, New Mexico paper The Daily Times reports that the Days Inn which was recently in the news and where travelers claim to have been finding bed bugs at least since the summer of 2007 is now getting professional treatment. The problem of bed bugs in New Mexico lodging, however, is not as easy to […]

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