Bed bug etiquette, an encasement lawsuit, and the stock market

September 12, 2010

The latest bed bug news round-up, for your perusal: The New York Times continues its bed bug frenzy today with the Social Q’s answering this bed bug etiquette question from a reader: My husband and I have a friend who discovered bedbugs in his apartment. After repeated treatments, he still has live bugs — and […]

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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 bugs, Housing Inspectors, and Homeowners

June 18, 2010

An article on the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) website entitled “Inspecting for the new ‘House Herpes’” (nice), written by Nick Gromicko and Rob London, argues that [Home] Inspectors should learn the telltale signs of these pests and be capable of providing information to their clients. I agree 100%! House inspectors need to […]

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Bed bugs on Lionel show on WPIX

May 8, 2010

Lionel on New York’s WPIX (CW 11) took some time Thursday (5/6/2010) to rant about bed bugs and his own 5-month battle with them. (Click here to view the post if you’re reading the feed.) I am glad to see anyone in the media covering the spread of this scourge, especially when those in the […]

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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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CONTEST! Win a set of Protect-a-Bed encasements!

January 4, 2010

This week, we’re running a contest on Bedbugger! The lucky winner will get one set of two Protect-a-Bed AllerZip mattress encasements (your choice of size); the pair of encasements is intended for use on a single bed (one encasement for the mattress, one for the box spring).* Bedbugger Forums user John Furman, of pest control […]

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Footage from the recent New York Pest Expo: Bed Bug Edition

November 13, 2009

Bug Off Pest Center in NYC recently hosted an event called the New York Pest Expo: Bed Bug Edition. Frank Andorka notes in his PMP column that it attracted 500 pest management professionals. And we New Yorkers can be glad — that’s 500 PMPs who sat down and heard bed bug experts Dr. Dini Miller […]

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Rachael Ray Show not bad, but not quite right on bed bugs

October 23, 2009

It was not the worst segment we’ve seen, not by a long shot. It was great to see that Rachael Ray spent the first fourteen minutes of her show on this important topic. It is crucial that everyone learns about bed bugs, and I am glad to see the focus on them here. No doubt […]

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Bed Bugs hit Johnson City Fire Station

May 14, 2009

Can someone please tell the good folks at the Johnson City, Tennessee Fire Station #2 on Cherokee Road that leaving mattresses outside in the heat is not a reliable way to kill bed bugs? This news video says they’re “hoping the heat” will deal with bed bugs in the mattresses.  Not likely. They got a […]

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Megan McArdle on Atlantic.com: bed bugs and Craigslist

February 12, 2009

There’s a little bed bug consciousness-raising going on in this post from Megan McArdle on her Atlantic.com blog, and even more in the active discussion which follows. MacArdle writes: Craigslist springs up to facilitate low cost transactions between individuals: good! The market for used furniture booms, allowing people to furnish their houses more nicely/cheaply, while […]

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Johnson City’s John Sevier Apartments tenants get new mattresses

November 27, 2008

Residents of the John Sevier Apartments in Johnson City, Tennessee, formerly the John Sevier Hotel, live in a building historically associated with Al Capone. More recently they have had something else in common with people who stayed in the same building during Prohibition, when the town was known as “Little Chicago”: bed bug bites. Their […]

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University of Central Missouri (and other Missouri colleges) vs. bed bugs

November 21, 2008

This article and video report from WCBD in Charleston reports that bed bugs have been found at colleges all over Missouri, including Northwest Missouri, Missouri State, and 70 cases at Wichita State. However, the focus of this article is on the encounter between bed bugs and the University of Central Missouri: It is a pest […]

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