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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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Did DIY pesticide treatment lead to death?

May 31, 2010

Bed bug treatment is expensive and many people feel forced by necessity to do their own bed bug treatments for this reason. We generally advise against DIY bed bug treatment because bed bugs are difficult to treat and because misapplying or overapplying pesticides can make bed bugs worse and/or cause health problems, and even death. […]

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Bed Bug Registry user reports bed bugs in Health Canada offices. True? Or not?

October 23, 2008

The Bed Bug Registry turned up this interesting report today: 180 Queen St W Toronto, ON M5V Found 1 report: Submitted by “Mate” on 10/23/2008 A bedbug outbreak occurred the week of Oct.13 in the 9th floor offices of Health Canada (i.e. Canada’s Department of Health). It is not known how the infestation started. Staff […]

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