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“200 bed bugs in every train compartment”? Rentokil’s PR FAIL

March 16, 2010

On March 3rd, the Daily Mail reported based on research by Rentokil that . . . on average, a single train compartment houses a staggering 1,000 cockroaches, 200 bed bugs, 200 fleas, 500 dust mites and 100 carpet beetles. And remember that we suggested back then that this was a bit sensational? (Along with the […]

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Holiday Inn’s new human bed warmer service: good for bed bugs

January 21, 2010

The Telegraph reports that Holiday Inn is piloting a new service where staff come into your room and lie in your bed to warm it up for you. I am not making this up. The Telegraph cites Dr Chris Idzikowski, director of the Edinburgh Sleep Centre, ”A warm bed – approximately 20 to 24 degrees […]

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