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Iowa tenants sue landlord in bed bug class action lawsuit

May 11, 2013

Remember the low income, elderly, and disabled tenants of Elsie Mason Manor and Ligutti Tower in Des Moines, Iowa, who said they lived with bed bugs without treatment for more than two years? In fact, tenants claimed there was no bed bug treatment until they filed a lawsuit. We first told you about their story back […]

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Employees claim nursing home kept bed bugs a secret

November 2, 2011

NBC4 reports that employees at the Circleville Care and Rehabilitation Center in central Ohio claimed the nursing home kept the center’s bed bugs a secret from patients’ families: They claimed management threatened them with termination should anyone notify the media. They also claimed that families of patients were not being told about the problem. The […]

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Housing Authority of New Haven to purchase heat treatment technology

November 4, 2010

The Housing Authority of New Haven is planning to use Temp-Air heating technology to treat bed bugs in public housing, with the ambitious goal of entirely eliminating bed bugs from all public housing units “within six to nine months.” The According to the New Haven Independent says, On Wednesday morning Housing Authority of New Haven […]

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Bed bugs in Easton, PA Department of Public Welfare office and public housing complexes

September 17, 2010

The Department of Public Welfare office in Easton, Pennsylvania is the latest location in the town to become infested with bed bugs. WFMZ Allentown reports that the State of Pennsylvania has reopened the office today, after closing it for bed bug treatment on Thursday: The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare office in Easton reopened to […]

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Bed bugs in the news: Jacksonville, Florida

June 17, 2010

This is an interesting bed bug story from First Coast News in Jacksonville, Florida. First, it documents another case of someone being denied necessary medical treatment due to an acute bed bug infestation. Second, it represents a case where people obviously lived with bed bugs until they became unbearable, and only got treatment when forced […]

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Public housing tenants living with bed bugs for 3.5 years

April 27, 2010

Remember the Connie Griffith / Ballard Towers, in Lexington, Kentucky? In November, 2008, we told you that some of the complex’s public housing tenants had been suffering with bed bugs for two years.  Next month, it will be three and a half years that some tenants have been living with this pest. And as WKYT […]

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Global War on Bed Bugs writer meets Dr. Changlu Wang

April 27, 2010

The ninth “Global War on Bedbugs” column has appeared in McSweeney’s; this one is good: author Alan Good goes to New Brunswick to meet Dr. Changlu Wang, of Rutgers. Of course, we love Changlu Wang. Who wouldn’t? He is doing wonderful, practical research on bed bugs, and he understands the problems in detecting and treating […]

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Bed bugs in Toronto public housing

March 31, 2010

Joe Fiorito has a new story in the Toronto Star today about Bill Huddlestone, who suffers from bed bugs in his Toronto Community Housing apartment on Lawrence at Morningside. To say Huddlestone has a persistent problem with bed bugs is an understatement: “They’ve sprayed 21 times in the past two years.” Okay, read that sentence […]

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Tenants with bed bugs file class action lawsuit in Des Moines

March 17, 2010

Elderly and disabled residents of two buildings in Des Moines which are infested with bed bugs and other pests have filed a class-action lawsuit against their landlord. According to The Des Moines Register, the lawsuit . . . filed this week in Polk County District Court alleges that more than 250 people have suffered “unconscionable […]

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Allentown’s Hamilton Street Apartments infested with bed bugs

December 1, 2008

Residents of an Allentown apartment building are facing bed bugs, NBC 10 reports. These are government-subsidized apartments run by the Lehigh County Housing Authority. Residents are seeing bed bugs and some have had itchy bed bug bites for as long as five months.  Some tenants complained their units were not treated, others that the LCHA […]

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