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Mayor Bloomberg talks about bed bugs with David Letterman

September 30, 2010

The New York Times offers quips from Mayor Bloomberg’s appearance on the David Letterman Show Wednesday night, including the Mayor’s remarks about bed bugs: Mr. Letterman also touched on a few subjects close to the hearts of many New Yorkers — like vermin. ‘What are we going to do about the rats?’ Mr. Letterman asked. […]

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New York City Bed Bug Advisory Board report

July 28, 2010

Here is the long awaited New York City Bed Bug Advisory Board report (PDF).  We told you a bit about it yesterday. Most of the actual press so far today (for example, from the Wall Street Journal) came out in advance of the actual press conference. We await more coverage and — if any of […]

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Is Mayor Bloomberg finally going to appoint a Bed Bug Czar?

July 27, 2010

New York City has a rat czar. Will we be getting a Bed Bug Czar any time soon? Mayor Bloomberg will be holding a press conference tomorrow (Wednesday 7/ 28) at 2 pm, to present the report of the Bed Bug Advisory Board (BBAB), which was given to the Mayor back in April.  The Mayor […]

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NYC’s Best App contest: where’s the bed bug transparency?

December 15, 2009

Wired reports today in its Epicenter blog about the NYC BigApps contest, which allows you to vote for any of 85 applications; the BigApps site says it’s A software challenge in keeping with New York City’s drive to become more transparent, accessible, and accountable. That’s all good, right? The prizes include thousands of dollars and […]

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New York Mayor Bloomberg signs Bed Bug Advisory Board legislation

March 19, 2009

Excellent news! This is the New York City Council’s press release containing Mayor Bloomberg’s remarks on Int. 57a, which he signed yesterday: MAYOR BLOOMBERG SIGNS LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH A BED BUG ADVISORY BOARD Remarks by Mayor Bloomberg at a Public Hearing on Local Laws “The third bill before me is Introductory Number 57-A, sponsored by […]

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New New York Times Editorial on bed bugs: underinformed

January 14, 2009

There’s a new New York Times Editorial on bed bugs today, and of course, we are always glad to see bed bugs mentioned in the media, especially in articles calling for New York City officials to do more about the problem. The editorial carries no byline, and calls for a bed bug task force. It […]

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NY Daily News: bed bug epidemic attacks New York City

December 30, 2007

The lead story in the “News” section of today’s New York Daily News is on bed bugs. That’s good: it’s always good to see bed bugs in the news. It’s not a particularly helpful story, however. For starters, there are inaccuracies. Let’s start with this caption below a photo of an adult bed bug: Unfed […]

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bad news: APictureofMe’s Caryn’s got bed bugs, again

February 20, 2007

One of the pioneer bed bug bloggers has bed bugs again, after first getting them over 2.5 years ago, since which time she’s been bed bug-free. A Toronto paper said last summer that in 5 years (4 now, I guess) “bed bugs will be as common as mice and roaches.”  We’re getting there. We need […]

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Boston and bed bugs: Mayor Bloomberg in NYC could learn a thing or two

January 8, 2007

This is what Boston is doing about bed bugs: Apparently there’s a division of the Boston Housing Dept. Inspectional Services (ISD) that inspects housing for bed bugs. Click the following link to load a PDF of their Bed Bug Advisory Sheet, which says briefly what bed bugs are, and notes that landlords are responsible for […]

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I asked New York’s Mayor Bloomberg what he is going to do about bedbugs

October 30, 2006

by Deb On Fridays, WABC radio (in NYC) has a talk show between the hours of 10:00 – 11:00 Am. It is hosted by John Gambling and is called “Ask the Mayor.” Mayor Bloomberg takes calls from concerned listeners. The phone number is 1-800-848-WABC. A few weeks ago, I called and the screener allowed me […]

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