Did a NYC Urban Outfitters store ignore a bed bug problem?

August 1, 2012

It’s not really summer until a major chain store in Manhattan gets bed bugs. According to Jezebel.com, the rumor is that Urban Outfitters on 6th Ave. in Manhattan has a bed bug issue — and that it has been taking the ostrich approach to dealing with it. Image credit: 14th Street Store by Eden Pictures, […]

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Bed bugs infest libraries in three cities: what can we learn from these cases?

September 30, 2011

The Mesa, Arizona Public Library and the Public Library in Norman, Oklahoma both became infested with bed bugs in the last ten days.  They recently troubled the Longmont, Colorado library. Are there any patterns here, and what can we learn from these cases? First, Mesa. ABC15.com reports, According to Mesa spokesman Steve Wright, bedbugs were […]

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Bed bugs in two patient units of a Columbus, Ohio children’s hospital

March 29, 2009

A Columbus hospital has recently had bed bugs in two patient units, according to the Columbus Dispatch.  Misti Crane writes: Bedbugs found in two patient units at Nationwide Children’s Hospital prompted aggressive cleaning and the relocation of patients, according to a statement issued by the hospital. It said the problem, which has been eliminated, was […]

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Bed bug sniffing dogs abound

March 11, 2009

Dog Nose Originally uploaded by jason044 The dog’s nose is a potentially powerful tool in the fight against bed bugs. It’s a war where the enemy is notoriously stealthy. We need all the help we can get. Bed bug canines are always popular in the news media. Like some other bed bug-related services (such as […]

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More bed bug coverage in New York — but not enough, considering

February 27, 2009

We are getting more press on bed bugs this week, presumably due to the excellent City Council Hearing held on three bed bug bills on Tuesday. I personally don’t feel I am seeing enough coverage of the event itself. The Daily News weighed in today with “Boro with the most bedbug calls: B’klyn 42% jump […]

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Offer of free bed bug k9 inspections in Hudson Valley, NY

February 8, 2009

Last week we shared a generous offer from Orkin in Vancouver. That offer of a bed bug dog inspection was made to people who had had a PCO inspect and find no evidence of bed bugs. (Read more about it here if you missed it.) This week, Pestmaster Services of Kingston, NY makes a different, […]

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New bed bug dog in Vancouver; free bed bug k9 inspections!

February 5, 2009

Orkin in Vancouver has just acquired a bed bug sniffing dog. Vancouver, meet Frankie! Frankie was rescued from a shelter and trained for 600 hours at Florida Canine Academy (run by Bill Whitstine). An Orkin employee wrote to Bedbugger, For a VERY limited time our company will be offering free inspections to those in the […]

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Bed bugs at San Diego State University

January 29, 2009

The Daily Aztec (an independent student paper) reported yesterday [direct link dead as of 3/14, removed] on the bed bug situation at San Diego State University. Officials there say there are currently no known bed bug cases, though the article notes there have been bed bugs found on campus in recent months. One place bed […]

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KillerQueen speaks! Over at New York vs. Bed Bugs…

January 4, 2009

The NYC Pest Control Operator known as KillerQueen on our Bedbugger Forums is, in fact, John Furman, who runs Boot-a-Pest. The hardest working bed bug activist and blogger, Renee Corea, did a nice in-depth interview with him over on New York vs. Bed Bugs. Furman’s magic secret may be his belief in careful, detailed inspections: […]

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University of Central Missouri (and other Missouri colleges) vs. bed bugs

November 21, 2008

This article and video report from WCBD in Charleston reports that bed bugs have been found at colleges all over Missouri, including Northwest Missouri, Missouri State, and 70 cases at Wichita State. However, the focus of this article is on the encounter between bed bugs and the University of Central Missouri: It is a pest […]

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