Bed bugs found in several rooms at New Jersey psychiatric hospital

March 7, 2011

The Jersey Journal reported today that two rooms at the Meadowview Psychiatric Hospital in Secaucus, New Jersey have been vacant since bed bugs were found in them: A patient in Room 306 of the Meadowview Psychiatric Hospital reported a bite on Jan. 11 and subsequent testing revealed that there was a bedbug infestation in Room […]

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NY Press spreads potentially bad ideas about bed bug treatment

February 17, 2010

A story in the New York Press yesterday tells the tale of a pest tech’s daily work.   He rides around in a car covered on the inside in Delta Dust: Plus, everything in Frank’s car, including us, is covered with a fine white powder. It’s called Delta Dust, and its active ingredient is the neurotoxin […]

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Langdon Mill Apartments: now 85% bed bug-free

September 14, 2009

Thank goodness the building is under the care of a community organization and landlord that is not willing to put up with this building being only 85% bed bug-free. Remember this campaign to free a 20-unit Manchester, New Hampshire building (Langdon Mill Apartments) of bed bugs? A group called NH Bed Bugs, spearheaded by members […]

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New pyrethroid-resistance study of New York City bed bugs

January 14, 2009

The web is buzzing about a new pyrethroid-resistance study of New York City bed bugs by researchers at the University of Massachusetts and Seoul National University. Pyrethroid-resistance is just one reason it is often so hard to get rid of bed bugs. Two of the many articles picking up on the study’s results included this […]

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On getting better pesticides for killing bed bugs (no, DDT is not one of them)

January 7, 2009

I was poking around some historical items, for reasons which will soon become revealed to you, dear readers, when I found an interesting document from the Commission for Environmental Cooperation which outlines the history of DDT in Canada, the US (the three countries represented on the CEC) until 1997.  Click here to load a PDF […]

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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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