Bed bug B.S. in the media, part I – Ohio’s secondhand stores

September 30, 2010

Though the media frenzy around bed bugs is conveying lots of good information, the bed bug B.S. is not any less prevalent than it used to be. First, let’s consider this NBC 4i report that explores the issue of bed bugs and secondhand merchandise in Ohio. (If embedded video does not play, click here to […]

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New York City “Bed Bugs” by Samuel Mark

May 22, 2010

Bed bug “infested” furniture – apparently a “gift” from Samuel Mark to Shepard Fairey, deposited in front of the latter’s May Day mural at Bowery and Houston (via Animal New York). I bet it makes viewers more uncomfortable than Marks’ “Suspisious Package” [sic] did. No word yet on whether the bed bugs are all superficial. […]

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NH Bed Bugs: grassroots community organizing against bed bugs

June 24, 2009

A new group, NH Bed Bugs, has formed in New Hampshire. And their website indicates that they mean business: Mission : To help New Hampshire communities stay bedbug free. We are a group of community organizers, college and university staff and students, not for profit leaders, local business owners, teachers, health workers, local officials, church […]

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Horrific story from Ottawa: bed bug sufferer overdoses

December 4, 2008

This story first made me want to cry. And then it made me want to smash my hand into the wall. The Ottawa Citizen reported today on the story of a local woman named Jadwiga Dziedziczak, aged 60. For ten years, she’s lived in an Ottawa public housing unit on Wurtemburg Street. She had bed […]

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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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