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Unlicensed exterminator charged with using banned pesticides to treat bed bugs

June 17, 2010

Boston.com reports that a Massachusetts man has been charged with using agricultural pesticides malathion and carbaryl (which are banned for use indoors) to treat bed bugs in Quincy, Somerville, Malden, and Everett, Massachusetts, and is also charged with running a pesticide application business without certification. Josimar Ferreira owned TVF Pest Control, on Main Street in […]

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A reader’s bed bug story

September 26, 2008

stayoffmybaby writes, Here’s my success story. Unfortunately, it highlights the hopelessness of the situation if you can’t afford to move. We lived on the Upper West Side of New York on the 5th floor of an overcrowded, 15-unit, prewar, walk-up tenement for 2 years with no problems (other than the $1750 rent for a filthy […]

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Bed bugs at college: SUNY Potsdam

September 21, 2008

The Racquette, the student newspaper at SUNY Potsdam, reports a bed bug infestation in the college was believed to have affected only one dorm room on the fifth floor of Bowman South. Eric Duchscherer, Director of Residence Life, sent an e-mail to residential students the evening of the discovery, Tuesday September 9. “We have quickly […]

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The Huffington Post: Nicholas Brown’s bed bugs, volumes 3 and 4

November 2, 2007

Somehow I got behind on Nicholas Brown’s bed bug saga; two more installments have appeared. He posted volume 3 last week, which chronicles the “laundry and first treatment” phase. Somewhat unconventionally, Brown as his roommates Katherine and Jihad had not done much prep before their PCO showed up. He was kind enough to come back […]

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