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Bed bugs in the subway update: Fox News talks to Louis Sorkin

August 6, 2014

Move over alligators in the sewers, we’re still talking about bed bugs in the subway! Here’s a follow-up to last night’s post about bed bugs being found in three NYC N train subway cars this week:

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Bed bugs found in three N subway trains in New York City

August 6, 2014

The New York Daily News reported Tuesday that bed bugs have been found in three separate N subway trains, which have since been “fumigated” (I am assuming this means — as in the common parlance — “treated with pesticides,” rather than fumigation per se).

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How to live with bed bugs, a film from John’s Movies

May 4, 2014

If you’re creative, and get bed bugs, this often leads to bed bugs getting into your music, comics, art, writing or films. An interesting example is “How to live with bed bugs”, from John’s Movies.  The tongue-in-cheek film explains how to find bed bugs and bring them home, how to live with bed bugs, how […]

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Were bed bugs behind the NYC bug bomb fire and explosion?

July 13, 2013

On Thursday morning, a building in New York City’s Chinatown exploded and a fire was started after a resident set off many bug bombs (foggers) at once. The New York Times noted Thursday that the explosion “was powerful enough to blow out windows on the first three floors of the five-story tenement building at 17 Pike Street” […]

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Bed bugs hit Wall Street Journal offices again

January 15, 2013

Bed bugs have hit the Wall Street Journal’s New York City headquarters – and the 1211 Avenue of the Americas building – once again, according to the Daily Intelligencer. This past Friday, a bed bugs was sighted by an employee in the office’s 6th floor video area, according to an employee memo published by Capital. […]

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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, 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 bite at the 78th Precinct in Brooklyn

June 1, 2012

It’s not the first time bed bugs have taken up residence in a New York City police precinct or lockup. Now the 78th Precinct in Brooklyn is “Bedbugged” according to the New York Post, which reports the facility serving Prospect Park and Park Slope is also normally used to test blood alcohol concentrations of DWI […]

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New bed bug rules for New York City! Bed Bug Portal goes live

March 30, 2011

The New York City media was busy with bed bug news yesterday, including that of a new bed bug page from the New York City Department of Health, as well as new rules for treatment in rental units, and regarding protocols professionals use to treat bed bugs. Last year, the New York City Bed Bug […]

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Bed bugs in Toronto: money needed to fight this villain

December 15, 2010

Torontist has crowned bed bugs as one of its 2010 Villains of the Year, as they did in 2009. And bed bugs may actually win the Supervillain! title this year, since they’ve been hard at work in Toronto. And thriving. After all, a recent request from the city for $15 million from the provincial Ontario […]

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Bed bugs on the cover of the New Yorker

September 23, 2010

For real, this time. (They almost got there in July with Edward Koren’s “Big Bug City”: close, but no tamale.) The September 27, 2010 issue of the New Yorker features Barry Blitt’s “Bedbugs and Beyond” on its cover — with enough anatomical correctness to make it really clear what we’re dealing with even if we […]

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Bradley County Commission considers tracking bed bug infestations

August 15, 2010

The Chattanoogan reports that the Bradley County Commission (local government in Bradley County, Tennessee) considered whether to track bed bug infestations in response to a local non-profit’s request. During Monday’s Bradley County Commission meeting, Commissioner Lisa Stanbery said that a local non-profit organization contacted her to tell her about a growing problem with bed bugs. […]

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Bed bugs are back! / ¡Los Chinches Estan De Vuelta!

April 28, 2010

Dear Readers, We have some very creative and funny people in our forums.  When funny people get bed bugs, their humor serves as comic relief for all of us in the trenches. Below, a recent contribution from a reader going by the name of elchinche. It was originally posted on the forums. With elchinche’s permission, […]

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