Bed Bugs in Northern Irish hospitals

January 7, 2009

The Fermanagh Herald reports that Erne Hospital in Enniskillen had 28 call-outs from pest control in 2008, including those for bed bugs; facilities in the Western Health and Social Care Trust had 128 pest control call-outs in total.  (A small percentage of these were routine visits.) A Western Trust spokesperson said, “Visits are often to […]

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Bed bugs in Listowel Community Hospital, Co. Kerry

September 26, 2008

We just heard of a hospital in Portland, Oregon which is infested with bed bugs in the main lobby and surrounding offices. Now news comes from Kerry’s Eye Online that the 63-bed Listowel Community Hospital in Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland is infested. The infestation was discovered after staff and patients complained about bed bug bites: […]

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Bed bugs taking over Ireland, too

June 19, 2007

This, from a major national Irish paper, sounds familiar. Bedbugs are back . . . in swarming numbers Monday June 18 2007, The Irish Independent INFESTATIONS of bedbugs are on the rise throughout Ireland due to the rapid growth in foreign travel and rising temperatures. As the unwelcome guests return in droves, pest-controllers are called […]

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Snapshot: a few hours of visitors tells us something about the spread

April 16, 2007

You can click here to see a map of the last 90 or so visitors to the site. It will look different from what I describe below, because I am writing about what I saw there about 4-5 hours ago. Now it’s almost midnight in New York, and the Aussies are starting to surf in. […]

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