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Beware bed bug extermination scams and — La Nina?!?

April 14, 2011

CBS News reports that back in September, Consumer Correspondent Susan Koeppen asked Bed Bug Central’s Phil Cooper at the Chicago Bed Bug Summit what her chances were — as a frequent traveler — of getting bed bugs. He replied, “You’re going to bring them home.”  And he was right.  Koeppen recently picked up bed bugs […]

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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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Bed bugs in Toronto public housing: the city does not have it together

April 13, 2010

When it comes to bed bugs, many folks have the idea that Toronto has its act together. Why?  Because it has a task force (the Toronto Bed Bug Project), initiatives like Bug and Scrub, a Public Health hotline (Toronto Health Connection 416-338-7600) where residents can call and report bed bugs so that a Public Health […]

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Harrisburg’s Channel 21 News: afraid to say “bed bugs”?

April 21, 2009

I was highly perplexed to watch this two-day report from CBS 21 News in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Yesterday, Ewa Roman reported on a “Bug Infested Building” in a boardinghouse over the Tara Station bar on 4th St. in Harrisburg, near the Pennsylvania State Capital building: Bugs on the ceilings and walls. Insects are taking over the […]

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Another journalist tells own bed bug tale of woe, this time Michael Hann in the Guardian (UK)

February 9, 2009

It’s always good when journalists and others in the media tell their own bed bug stories. As far as raising public awareness about how bed bugs can (and will) infest anyone’s home, having a journalist or writer tell their bed bug story in the news media is almost as good as having a friend or […]

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letter from Bedbugger reader Adam Voiland

March 19, 2008

Note to readers: a letter to the editor from journalist Adam Voiland, a staff Science and Medicine reporter at U.S. News and World Report, who did a major story for that magazine on bed bugs last year, is posted in its entirety below. Full disclosure: I ask Adam’s indulgence as I made a few very […]

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After a fire, bed bugs “rain down from ceilings” into other apartments

March 14, 2008

If the Thai train infested with bed bugs does not have you thoroughly skeeved, Joe Fiorito has a new article today in the Toronto Star on 55 Bleecker, a Toronto Community Housing (public housing) building in Toronto, where tenants have meetings about bed bugs at 2 a.m. because they’re all up anyway. 2 a.m.! That’s […]

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This may be Leicestershire, but that is no bed bug

March 3, 2008

Apparently, many journalists still don’t bother to find out what bed bugs look like! As of writing (4 pm EST on 3/3/2008), this article from This is Leicestershire, which is obviously about bed bugs, contains a massive photo of a dust mite. No wonder the article’s commenters think bed bugs are not such a big […]

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Nicholas Brown’s Bedbug Chronicles, Part 7

November 28, 2007

Nicholas Brown: The Bedbug Chronicles: Part 7 – Living on The Huffington Post The same day that we ask, with Rene Laraine, what might be causing his bed bugs to persist despite nine bed bug treatments by licensed PCOs, Nicholas Brown brings to mind similar concerns. Brown, chronicling his bed bug experience on the Huffington […]

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Travel reporter gets bed bugs after hundreds of hotel stays

November 21, 2007

After traveling to 71 countries and staying in hundreds of hotels, NY1 journalist Valerie D’Elia encountered bed bugs in a hotel. Luckily, she did not appear to take them home with her. Here she tells the story, and asks a few questions of attorney Steven De Castro (who’s been involved with bed bug lawsuits) and […]

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bed bug news for 2007-11-11: Lexington, KY and Toronto, ON

November 10, 2007

LEX18 – Lexington, KY: Health Department Encourages Learning About Bed Bugs “The Kentucky Department for Public Health is encouraging people to learn more about bed bugs, the small, brownish insects that feed on the blood of animals.” Paradoxically, this article contains almost no content or explanation of how they’ll do that. (tags: bedbugs kentucky lexington […]

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