get rid of bed bugs

Bed bugs in condos and coops: a recent case in Chicago, some resources for New York City

April 25, 2011

A case from Chicago The condominium association for the building at 5415 N. Sheridan Road in Chicago, is suing resident Sandra L. Gold for failure to cooperate with efforts to get rid of her unit’s bed bugs. Park Tower Condominium Association, Inc., claims Ms. Gold’s condo “is infested with more than 500 bed bugs,” according […]

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Fume Cube offers low-cost on-site commodity fumigation, packaged with inspection and treatment

November 14, 2010

Traditionally, Vikane gas (sulfuryl fluoride) has been used in two ways in the war against bed bugs: to treat a full structure (from a single-family house to a massive hotel), or to treat belongings and furniture in an enclosed space, otherwise known as commodity fumigation. It can be used to treat all kinds of belongings […]

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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 infest multiple Chicago offices

October 29, 2010

The Chicago Tribune reported Thursday about recent infestations of bed bugs in offices in the city: JPMorgan Chase had a small issue with bedbugs about two weeks ago in its Chase Tower at 10 S. Dearborn St., a company spokesman confirmed. Last week, Chicago Public Schools’ headquarters finished treating all 20 floors of its building […]

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Why don’t I just use an all-natural bed bug spray? How about a bed bug repellent?

October 24, 2010

The Healthy Skeptic column in the Los Angeles Times today considers the value of “all-natural bed bug sprays” (such as Bed Bug Bully and Rest Easy) and over-the-counter remedies in general. The verdict? As most of us know, consumer products in general are not likely to be enough to help most people get rid of […]

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Bed bug oven in a trailer: the Insect Inferno

September 28, 2010

Last Tuesday, a number of news reports from the Bed Bug Summit mentioned this product, the Insect Inferno: It’s basically a heat treatment facility in the form of a trailer, which allows you to load your mattresses, furniture and other household items inside, so they can be baked to kill bed bugs. People typically get […]

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Heat treatment for bed bugs is not a Do It Yourself project

September 27, 2010

Although heat treatments can be effective for bed bugs, this is not a treatment method you can do yourself. A Lexington, Kentucky woman recently set her home on fire while trying to treat her home with heat to kill bed bugs. WKYT reports, Carol says they’ve called exterminators in before to no avail. So frustrated, […]

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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 Bug PSA from D.C. Department of Health

May 2, 2010

Educating people about bed bugs is the first step to curbing their spread. We heard over a year ago that the Washington D.C. Department of Health had filmed a bed bug Public Service Announcement, but we hadn’t seen it.  The recent Michigan radio PSAs prompted me to google the DC ad spots, and lo and […]

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Bed bugs in Toronto public housing: the city does not have it together

April 13, 2010

When it comes to bed bugs, many folks have the idea that Toronto has its act together. Why?  Because it has a task force (the Toronto Bed Bug Project), initiatives like Bug and Scrub, a Public Health hotline (Toronto Health Connection 416-338-7600) where residents can call and report bed bugs so that a Public Health […]

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Learn about bed bugs at 2010 North American Bed Bug Summit

April 8, 2010

There’s an ongoing need for good information about bed bugs among pest professionals, and people who manage housing in various industries. So we’re happy to hear that Bed Bug Central is hosting a North American Bed Bug Summit in Chicago on September 20-21. PCT Online reports, Bed Bug University’s North American Summit 2010 is designed […]

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Bed bugs vs. Madrid: the government takes action

March 4, 2010

AFP reports that the government in Madrid, Spain is educating its public about bed bugs and how to get rid of them: Authorities in Madrid have declared war on a growing and formidable enemy — bed bugs that are infesting hotel rooms throughout the country at an alarming rate. The government for the Madrid region […]

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