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Bed bugs: cinema scare in Toronto, moving day in Boston, and New York hotel, schools, and flea markets

September 2, 2010

This is a bed bug news round-up for Toronto, Boston, and New York. A Toronto International Film Festival venue was inspected for bed bugs Monday night after a filmgoer tweeted that she “woke with bites” four hours after viewing Scott Pilgrim vs. the World at the Scotiabank Theatre on Richmond St. W., according to The […]

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Fear of bed bugs: hysteria and reality

August 31, 2010

Let’s consider the fear of bed bugs. Here is the transcript of a conversation between host Ira Flatow, Psychologist Dr. Kevin Ochsner (of Columbia University), and producer Flora Lichtman about psychological reactions to bed bugs, which aired in the Science Friday segment on NPR’s Talk of the Nation last week. I first want to direct […]

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NYTimes “Neediest Cases Fund” helps another family with bed bugs

January 27, 2010

There’s a new New York Times “Neediest Cases” story involving a family battling bed bugs, this time the Shevchenko family in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. The family was given a new mattress and loveseat, which they were soon able to move with them to a new apartment. You will remember earlier “Neediest Cases” stories about families […]

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Bed bugs take over the New York Times Real Estate Section

August 22, 2009

Well, almost. Bed bugs feature in a trio of New York Times Real Estate articles this weekend. The first, Buying and Selling in Bedbug City attempts to navigate the complicated and murky waters of shopping for a co-op or condo in a multi-unit building, in what New York Magazine’s Intelligencer referred to Friday as “The […]

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“The Hunt”: bed bugs in New York real estate

June 7, 2009

Remember Joyce Cohen’s New York Times column “The Hunt” — which features New York tenants searching for just the right apartment?  In 2007, two separate columns in three months described young couples ending their searches in an apartment with bed bugs. In September 2007, it was Tabitha Shick and Benjamin Klein.  Then, in December, we […]

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New York Times Health article on bed bugs: bed bugs bite

April 13, 2009

Jane Brody reports in the New York Times Health section today about the spread of bed bugs, and their effects on health.  Of course, she mentions the recent JAMA report, and the fact that bed bugs are not yet known to spread contagious diseases. Brody outlines the varying effects of bed bug bites: Most people […]

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NYTimes real estate “Hunt” results in bed bugs for second time in 12 weeks

December 2, 2007

Remember back in September, when the New York Times column “The Hunt” featured a young couple who moved five times in two-and-a-half years, only to end up in an apartment with bed bugs? I am astonished to find that, not even three months later, a second “The Hunt” column results in a bedbugged apartment. In […]

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