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Bed bugs: cinema scare in Toronto, moving day in Boston, and New York hotel, schools, and flea markets

September 2, 2010

This is a bed bug news round-up for Toronto, Boston, and New York. A Toronto International Film Festival venue was inspected for bed bugs Monday night after a filmgoer tweeted that she “woke with bites” four hours after viewing Scott Pilgrim vs. the World at the Scotiabank Theatre on Richmond St. W., according to The […]

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Regina Leader-Post warns about bed bugs in garage sale furniture

July 5, 2010

Garage sale season is at its peak, and I was glad to see the Regina Leader-Post reporting that Health Canada is warning consumers about unsafe garage sale items; the article includes a specific warning about bed bugs in secondhand furniture items.  As Pamela Cowan reports, Bedroom furniture can have more legs than buyers bargain for. […]

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Spread bed bugs quickly. Ask me how!

February 20, 2010

If there was ever a reason to hand out buttons bearing such a slogan, this is it. AlisaS writes on lifestyle forum The Nest , One of my patients told me her friend had a big garage sale to get rid of all of his bed bug infested furniture and didn’t disclose. This happens more […]

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No bed bugs in Dubai? Or a Greenpoint stoop sale? Don’t be so sure.

June 25, 2008

A piece on Donald Trump’s new Trump International Hotel & Tower in Dubai brings us a bed bug sighting in the New York Observer’s Style section: Which brought us to the host, developer Donald Trump. “The building is going to be something the likes of which has never been done before,” he said of the […]

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How to avoid bed bugs, according to Texas A&M’s student paper

January 22, 2008

Independent Texas A&M student paper thebatt.com covers bed bugs this week. They mention the seminars in New York City, and the interesting research out of the Center for Urban and Structural Entomology (CUSE, housed at Texas A&M) on bed bugs and chicken farms. And–because it’s a college paper, perhaps–they dig right into the fascinating and […]

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