Bed bugs in the news: Jacksonville, Florida

June 17, 2010

This is an interesting bed bug story from First Coast News in Jacksonville, Florida. First, it documents another case of someone being denied necessary medical treatment due to an acute bed bug infestation. Second, it represents a case where people obviously lived with bed bugs until they became unbearable, and only got treatment when forced […]

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Goldman Sachs Jersey City offices treated for bed bugs

June 15, 2010

ABC reports that last month, multiple floors of Goldman Sachs Tower in Jersey City, New Jersey have been inspected and treated for bed bugs. Employees who work in Goldman’s Jersey City, N.J., office tower have been moved from certain floors and ordered out of the building at times because exterminators have been in checking and […]

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Bed bugs bite Florida customer; jury finds hotel negligent

March 30, 2010

Ronald Rock has won a jury case against a Venice, Florida hotel where he received extensive bed bug bites during a stay in 2005. reports: Rock filed suit against Venice H.I., Inc. and MHC Hospitality Operating Company. Venice H.I. owned the Venice Holiday Inn that Rock stayed in when he was attacked until 2006 […]

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Quigley Bed Bug Bill A2072 Clears Assembly Panel

February 9, 2010

A2072, the New Jersey Assembly bed bug bill sponsored by sponsored by NJ Assembly Members Joan Quigley (Jersey City) and L. Grace Spencer (Newark) — a.k.a. The Quigley Bed Bug Bill — has now passed in the Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee. An earlier bill passed in the New Jersey Assembly as A3203 during […]

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Third Annual Poverty Olympics, with Itchy the Bed Bug

January 21, 2010

For several years in the run up to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, a group of activists has held the Poverty Olympics, a protest peopled by mascots such as Itchy the Bedbug and Creepy the Cockroach.  2010 marks the third annual Poverty Olympics. The protests focus on how “world class city” Vancouver is also home […]

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Ohio fighting to get Propoxur for residential bed bug applications

November 11, 2009

The Ohio Department of Agriculture has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for an emergency exemption to allow the use of the pesticide Propoxur in residences; more than a dozen additional states are supporting this request, The Columbus Dispatch reports. The pesticide is currently in use for crops, on flea/tick collars, and in commercial applications.  […]

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Bed bugs spread when no one who can pay for treating them is responsible for treating them

July 1, 2009

A new article from Baltimore’s City Paper is troubling. Landlords in Baltimore who rent out single-family homes are not responsible for treating for bed bugs in those homes, even if the “single-family home” is a kind of unofficial rooming-house with fifteen or more residents. As you may guess, the residents may also lack the funds […]

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Bed bugs on Today with Meredith Viera and Janice Lieberman, today

December 8, 2008

The video below, from the the Today Show, focuses on the tenacity of bed bugs (giving the example of one family who spent $6000 on treatment and then had a dog come in because they still had bed bugs). What went wrong? It contains some not quite precise information (Bill Whitstine of Florida Canine Academy […]

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Take a Seat project: a really bad idea where bed bugs are concerned

October 9, 2008

When a representative from the New York City Housing and Preservation Department told attendees of a bed bug seminar last spring that five NYC subway stations had had bed bugs, Miss Heather blogged about it, and the story was picked up by the mainstream press as well as every blogger and her brother. (You can […]

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How to spread bed bugs, in three easy steps!

August 14, 2008

Question: Do you live in Astoria, Queens and have bed bugs? Want to move out of your bed bug-infested apartment and avoid the hassle of destroying and tossing out your infested furniture and other items, including a futon and a captain’s bed, and stuffed animals? Want to expose lots of people and their neighbors, co-workers, […]

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