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Maud Newton on John Cheever’s bed bugs

April 1, 2009

Blogger Maud Newton notes that writer John Cheever was no stranger to Sneaky Simes, the bed bug. She directs our attention to this biography of Cheever, and notes that At the end of 1939, Cheever returned from a summer job to the “‘grey light of New York apartments.’” Soon he was living on Bank Street […]

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Reuters: Nigerian buses and bed bugs?

January 8, 2009

This Reuters piece was about how passengers on Nigerian motorcycle taxis were putting calabashes and portions of tires on their heads to avoid using the taxi’s passenger helmets, under a new law that requires motorcycle riders to wear helmets. Newspapers quoted passengers as saying they feared the helmets could be laced with magic spells so […]

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Bed bugs shut down a Manhattan, Kansas motel

November 5, 2008

The Manhattan, KS Mercury reports today that The Econo Lodge on Tuttle Creek Boulevard was closed last week by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, due to several rooms having “bed bugs.” Bob Borot, the hotel’s manager, said he expects it to re-open this Friday. Borot said 10 to 15 rooms had problems with […]

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Time Out New York tackles the New York obsession with free furniture

October 16, 2008

In a new article in Time Out New York’s Apartment section this week, entitled “Bugs in a rug … and everything else!” TONY teases readers: Yeah, we know you love found furniture. We do too. But what’s hiding in that street-side score? Good question. Journalist Julia Schweizer tours the Lower East Side and Williamsburg, examining […]

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Bed bug notice: East Village, NYC, January 2008

February 16, 2008

A bed bug notice found in a building lobby in Manhattan, by our stealthy photo contributor, iPhone Interloper. Good: Building management admitting problem publicly, posting notice. Notice asking for bed bug reports. Notice reminding tenants secondhand mattresses are a no-no. Notice is building-wide even though only one unit has apparently identified a bed bug problem. […]

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New York City to get bed bug awareness campaign

January 15, 2008

Finally. The Daily News reports that New York City is going to get a bed bug education campaign. The article reports that there will be town hall meetings about bed bugs in Washington Heights (1/28), Astoria (2/5) and Bushwick (3/12). Housing officials will roll out the campaign with a town hall meeting Jan. 28 in […]

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