Jerome Goddard

Bed bugs and mental health: depression, suicide, PTSD

July 12, 2013

The psychological effects of bed bugs have been the recent focus of a number of articles.  It’s pretty clear that there’s a link between bed bugs and mental health in many individuals.  And an article published at the end of May (“Suicide following an infestation of bed bugs”) suggests bed bugs can now be linked […]

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What percentage of people react to bed bug bites?

April 17, 2009

Often on the Bedbugger forums, we hear statements like, “I see dark spots and saw a bug in my bed that looked like a bed bug, but I do not have any bites.” In response, I used to say, “many people do not react to bed bug bites.” I first formulated this response based on […]

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KRDO in Colorado Springs: some misleading advice regarding bed bugs

September 11, 2008

The KRDO article posted at this link is innocuous enough, but do click and watch the video. There is some misleading information there. First, Colorado Springs Code Enforcement Officer Ken Lewis tells KRDO viewers that “If you sleep in a bed that had bed bugs, you probably won’t see the bed bugs, or feel the […]

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