government response to bed bugs

Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana hold tri-state “Emergency Meeting” about bed bugs

January 22, 2008

The Kentucky Post and WCPO (ABC9 in Cincinnati) reported that there was an “Emergency Meeting” held behind closed doors last Friday to discuss the bed bug problem in the tri-state area of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. (Indiana was not mentioned by name in any of the articles, but we can assume it’s the third state […]

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NY Daily News: bed bug epidemic attacks New York City

December 30, 2007

The lead story in the “News” section of today’s New York Daily News is on bed bugs. That’s good: it’s always good to see bed bugs in the news. It’s not a particularly helpful story, however. For starters, there are inaccuracies. Let’s start with this caption below a photo of an adult bed bug: Unfed […]

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New York Magazine on bed bugs

November 13, 2007

New York Magazine has a new bed bug story dated November 12th (print edition of 11/19), by Melissa Kirsch. It contains lots of solid advice about not picking up curbside furniture, being wary of Craigslist finds, and searching for fecal spots and blood stains. But it also contains some advice we don’t normally see. Especially […]

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Last week’s Town Hall Meeting in Cincinnati

November 12, 2007

It’s a week later, but I did want to comment on the media’s follow-up from last week’s Town Hall Meeting in Cincinnati, about the bed bug problem.’s Lynn Groud reported on the event last Monday. Hundreds of bed bug sufferers turned out. One speaker said: “For many older adults, they are a 24-hour a […]

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bed bug news for 2007-11-11: Lexington, KY and Toronto, ON

November 10, 2007

LEX18 – Lexington, KY: Health Department Encourages Learning About Bed Bugs “The Kentucky Department for Public Health is encouraging people to learn more about bed bugs, the small, brownish insects that feed on the blood of animals.” Paradoxically, this article contains almost no content or explanation of how they’ll do that. (tags: bedbugs kentucky lexington […]

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Lexington-Fayette County, Kentucky Health Dept.: Think you’ve got bed bugs? Call us!

November 6, 2007

This video footage and printed excerpt from WTVQ channel 36 in Lexington, Kentucky, focuses on the story of Sakiesha Demus, a resident of the Westminster Village apartments who has bed bugs, and wants to move to another unit. Her apartment was treated by All-Rite Pest Control, who recommended that she stay put after treatment: An […]

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Urgent: if you’re in Cincinnati…

November 5, 2007

… you might want to go to this meeting tonight (11/5). Peggy O’Farrell reports for the Cincinnati Enquirer vis Learn more about how officials are responding to bedbug infestations in Cincinnati at a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency, 1740 Langdon Farm Road, Bond Hill. State […]

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