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Mocking victim of bed bugs? Classy, Good Day Philadelphia, really classy

August 9, 2010

Just when you thought that journalists were getting smarter about bed bugs, check out the mocking comment made about a bed bug victim by the male anchor on Philadelphia’s Fox 29 News, on the Good Day Philadelphia show. It happened during Dr. Mike’s segment today on Preventing Bed Bugs. In this segment, “Dr. Mike” (Cirigliano, […]

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Nicholas Brown’s “The Bedbug Chronicles: Part 6” sounds pretty familiar

November 14, 2007

There’s a new update to Nicholas Brown’s bed bug journal on the Huffington Post today, and it takes us through the 39th day of living with bed bugs during treatment. In this installment, we learn that bed bugs are taking a significant toll on Brown’s self-identity and social life: Despite my anger, even our bug-laden […]

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Warning to Bracken County, KY: don’t get caught in the bed bug blame game

November 3, 2007

More information about the Bracken County Schools bed bug situation. A new article from WCPO.com news says T&M Pest Control is treating Bracken County schools for bed bugs this weekend. Terry says, “A pest control program for bed bugs is very detailed. You’ve got to get all the crevices. We are doing a little more […]

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Curbed “outs” bedbugged condo development; gossip blogs, bed bugs, and denial

October 27, 2007

Curbed.com, the real estate blog, claims that 30 Lincoln Plaza, currently being redeveloped into pricey condominiums (Curbed mentions a price of $1,185,000 for 647 sq/ft one bedrooms), is infested with bed bugs: UPPER WEST SIDE—It seems there is a little detail about the condo conversion at 30 Lincoln Plaza that may have been overlooked: “You […]

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Disabled NJ man who reported bed bugs is evicted for not doing prep & (allegedly) not reporting bed bugs promptly

October 19, 2007

The Daily Record reports that a landlord is trying to evict George Veghte, a disabled man from Rutgers Village, a complex in Parsippany, NJ. He asked for help with his bed bugs. They told him to prep, but he could not follow all steps on his own. His lease was terminated Sept. 27, about a […]

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Boston University students claim they were threatened if they did not keep quiet about bed bugs in London BU dorm

October 9, 2007

Some Boston University students claim they were bitten by bed bugs in a London BU dorm, that the infestation was not properly identified or treated, and that they were threatened with losing future study abroad privileges if they told anyone about their experience, according to this article by Matt Kaplan in the BU independent student […]

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More from Cincinnati: senior housing complex

October 5, 2007

According to Channel 12 WKRC in Cincinnati (doesn’t Howard Hesseman work there?), residents at the Hillrise Apartment building, which is owned by Cincinnati Business & Professional Women’s Retirement Living Incorporated, are suffering from various issues including bed bugs. Calvin Merritt’s problems at Hillrise Apartments are pretty simple. “Mostly bugs, roaches and all that…” The “all […]

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Bed bugs usually plague a city for a few weeks before being eradicated. Really, Waterbury Health Department?

September 23, 2007

IMG_1153.JPG Photo by ry_aka_olympia Waterbury, Connecticut has had a recent bed bug outbreak in a number of locations. Last week, we were told in the Republican-American online of these locations with bed bug infestations, which had been reported to the Health Dept.: 553 South Main St. (two apartments in a multi-unit building; all the rest […]

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