Bed bugs and apple seeds? Apples and oranges, says Lou Sorkin

January 24, 2012

Again and again, journalists point out that bed bugs are “about the size of” apple seeds, or that they even “look like” apple pips. You don’t have to look to the media reports for this cliché — it’s found in everything from the National Pesticide Information Center and Indiana University fact sheets, to give just […]

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Bed bug bites drive Toronto resident to sleep on balcony

October 6, 2010

The Toronto Sun reports that an East York woman named Lori Howard is sleeping on her balcony to avoid bed bug bites: … since bedbugs began biting inside her new flat, she has been sleeping — and changing clothes — on her 10th floor balcony. ‘I never had it before,’ Howard said Saturday, a day […]

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Bed bug bites after child gets new mattress

April 24, 2010

A new story from Fox 2 in Detroit concerns a Woodhaven, Michigan family that believes they got bed bugs from a mattress they bought for their son. Little Danny was itching, but his four-year-old twin brother, Kyle, was not. Their parents bought them new mattresses and beds from the Value City Furniture Store in Taylor […]

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Bed bug education event on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Tuesday focused on prevention and IPM

March 4, 2009 reports that a bed bug education session was held in Gulfport, Mississippi yesterday: GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) – Don’t let the bed bugs bite! That’s what local pest control employees, state health officials, and people in the tourism industry learned Tuesday. About 70 people took part in a training session in Gulfport to learn more […]

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Photos of bed bugs in a wooden bed frame, head board, and box spring

February 21, 2009

The following photos come from Lou Sorkin — pictures of bed bugs and eggs harboring in a bed (headboard, frame, mattress, etc.). All photos and descriptions above courtesy of Louis Sorkin, All Rights Reserved. Many thanks to Lou, for sharing these with us! (All descriptions follow the photo they describe.) Bed frame, headboard & box […]

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West New York, New Jersey courtroom closed due to booklice?

August 6, 2008

The Jersey Journal reports that the Municipal Court of West New York (which is in New Jersey) was closed yesterday due to an infestation of “very tiny” bugs. They were at first thought to be bed bugs, and later thought to be booklice. I say “thought to be” because apparently neither the pest control professional […]

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