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CDC-EPA Joint Statement on Bed Bug Control in the United States

August 7, 2010

A new development: the Joint Statement on Bed Bug Control in the United States from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). I was happy to see the new CDC-EPA joint statement stressing that “Bed bugs cause a variety of negative physical health, mental health and […]

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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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Are bed bugs migrating from Queens to Nassau County?

March 19, 2009

In an article in Newsday last week, Dave Mejias (D-Farmingdale) was cited as saying bed bugs were migrating to Nassau County, Long Island from eastern Queens. On Long Island, infestations are increasing in Nassau County, officials said. The exact number of complaints logged by the county’s Health Department was unavailable. Bedbug calls are listed in […]

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Pueblo, Colorado issues health advisory about bed bugs

February 4, 2009 reports that The Pueblo City-County Health Department has issued an advisory about bed bugs, following multiple cases of people complaining of bites or rashes. We could not find anything on the health department’s website. But an additional story on says the advisory was “sent out” by the dept. Public education about bed bugs […]

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Dayton and Middletown, Ohio: avoiding bed bugs is difficult

March 3, 2008

According to the Dayton Daily News, you can get bed bugs from all kinds of sources: 4-star hotels, college dorms, from your neighbors via pipes running from apartment to apartment, and from used furniture. When you’re thinking about how to avoid bed bugs, you have to realize it’s not just about you: your neighbors have […]

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A Few Comments About Peterborough

October 31, 2006

As I read through the Peterborough bed bugs story, I found my concern for the general public begin to mount. There is a definite sense of urgency in the words of Mr. Barford, the Pest Control Operator interviewed in the article, unlike anything I’ve seen in the news before. I’m grateful for his honesty, but […]

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