Did a NYC Urban Outfitters store ignore a bed bug problem?

August 1, 2012

It’s not really summer until a major chain store in Manhattan gets bed bugs. According to, the rumor is that Urban Outfitters on 6th Ave. in Manhattan has a bed bug issue — and that it has been taking the ostrich approach to dealing with it. Image credit: 14th Street Store by Eden Pictures, […]

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Bed bugs infest libraries in three cities: what can we learn from these cases?

September 30, 2011

The Mesa, Arizona Public Library and the Public Library in Norman, Oklahoma both became infested with bed bugs in the last ten days.  They recently troubled the Longmont, Colorado library. Are there any patterns here, and what can we learn from these cases? First, Mesa. reports, According to Mesa spokesman Steve Wright, bedbugs were […]

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Scholastic Headquarters treated for bed bugs; update on Penguin

September 2, 2009

The New York Observer reports that a second New York publishing company has been treated for bed bugs in one week. Scholastic became the second New York publishing house in a week to suffer a bedbug scare this past Friday afternoon, as employees were told to put whatever belongings they needed over the weekend into […]

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Bed bugs in two patient units of a Columbus, Ohio children’s hospital

March 29, 2009

A Columbus hospital has recently had bed bugs in two patient units, according to the Columbus Dispatch.  Misti Crane writes: Bedbugs found in two patient units at Nationwide Children’s Hospital prompted aggressive cleaning and the relocation of patients, according to a statement issued by the hospital. It said the problem, which has been eliminated, was […]

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Bakersfield family gets bed bug help from the Discovery Channel

March 20, 2009

Remember Kay Hammer, in Bakersfield, who we told you about last November? She had tossed out most of the family’s furniture. The landlord would not deal with the problem, so she called Eyewitness News 29. Iso Tech Pest Management’s Mike Masterson brought in a bed bug dog and did a thermal treatment. They also found […]

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Bed bug sniffing dogs abound

March 11, 2009

Dog Nose Originally uploaded by jason044 The dog’s nose is a potentially powerful tool in the fight against bed bugs. It’s a war where the enemy is notoriously stealthy. We need all the help we can get. Bed bug canines are always popular in the news media. Like some other bed bug-related services (such as […]

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Offer of free bed bug k9 inspections in Hudson Valley, NY

February 8, 2009

Last week we shared a generous offer from Orkin in Vancouver. That offer of a bed bug dog inspection was made to people who had had a PCO inspect and find no evidence of bed bugs. (Read more about it here if you missed it.) This week, Pestmaster Services of Kingston, NY makes a different, […]

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New bed bug dog in Vancouver; free bed bug k9 inspections!

February 5, 2009

Orkin in Vancouver has just acquired a bed bug sniffing dog. Vancouver, meet Frankie! Frankie was rescued from a shelter and trained for 600 hours at Florida Canine Academy (run by Bill Whitstine). An Orkin employee wrote to Bedbugger, For a VERY limited time our company will be offering free inspections to those in the […]

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Bed bugs bite in Edmonton sleep disorder clinic

January 23, 2009

It’s a pretty unlucky scenario when patients who checked into the Edmonton General Hospital sleep disorder clinic in order to find the cause of their sleep disturbances are woken in the middle of the night and sent home due to bed bugs.  This article from the Edmonton Journal describes just such a situation. Sleep disorder […]

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Seattle Housing Authority, you are smart about bed bugs

January 17, 2009

The Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) is buying a bed bug dog to sniff out public housing buildings for bed bugs.  NWCN reports: In Seattle Housing Authority low-income buildings over the past three months the problem has exploded. The critters are becoming resistant to insecticides. Now the SHA is spending $35,000 to take control. Smart thinking […]

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KillerQueen speaks! Over at New York vs. Bed Bugs…

January 4, 2009

The NYC Pest Control Operator known as KillerQueen on our Bedbugger Forums is, in fact, John Furman, who runs Boot-a-Pest. The hardest working bed bug activist and blogger, Renee Corea, did a nice in-depth interview with him over on New York vs. Bed Bugs. Furman’s magic secret may be his belief in careful, detailed inspections: […]

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Bed bug sniffing dog and handler to be featured on Animal Planet

October 27, 2008

According to SunCoast Today, Animal Planet will feature bed bug k9 handler Mike Tache and his dog Tracer on “Dogs 101” this Saturday (11/1/2008): Tracer and his owner, Mike Tache, will demonstrate how dogs can be trained to sniff out bedbugs on a show called “Dogs 101.” Mr. Tache operates his own business known as […]

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