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Bed bugs discovered at Saratoga Springs city hall

November 2, 2015

Bed bugs have apparently been hanging out at City Hall in Saratoga Springs, New York. Some local politicians are using them in a mudslinging match as the local election season heats up. According to The Saratogian News on Friday, … the issue of bedbugs was hurled at incumbent Public Works Commissioner Anthony “Skip” Scirocco by […]

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New York Times story on how libraries and their patrons respond to bed bug risks

December 6, 2012

New York Times journalist Catherine Saint Louis has a new story today about bed bugs in libraries. The article describes ways various libraries in the US have responded to bed bug infestations or tried to prevent them, and how library patrons are themselves responding to the risk of bed bugs in libraries and library books. […]

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Libraries with bed bugs (Pace University is the latest)

October 11, 2011

Gothamist says it received a tip that the Pace University Library in lower Manhattan was closed yesterday for bed bug treatment. In Bedbugs Shut Down Pace University Library, Gothamist’s John Del Signore writes: A student who works in the Henry Birnbaum Library at Pace University tells us the library has been shut down so that it […]

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Bed bugs boo: New York State IPM Program saved

April 12, 2011

Thanks to everyone who wrote in support of the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYSIPM) at Cornell University, whose imminent closure we warned you about back in January. (The possibility of the program closing was one we were alerted to by Winston O’Buggy the January before that, when the program did not receive funding […]

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Bed bugs close Hollister store, New York City

July 1, 2010

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Hollister Epic store in SoHo closed Wednesday because of a bed bug infestation on the premises. (Hollister is an Abercrombie and Fitch brand.) Apparently the store’s shirtless male models that normally greet customers at the door are now turning them away. The WSJ was quick to emphasize that […]

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Dayton drug raid discovers bed bugs

February 27, 2010

Dayton detectives raided an apartment for drugs Friday night, and found the home infested with bed bugs, WDTN news reports. But, the worst part for detectives was having to collect the evidence from a bed bug infested apartment. Lieutenant Brian Johns of The Dayton Police Department said, “I’ve been itching ever since, but I’ll be […]

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Access-a-Ride office workers claim bed bugs persist

February 11, 2010

The Daily News reports that Access-a-Ride dispatchers on Northern Boulevard in Long Island City claim their offices still have bed bugs (here’s our post on this story from back in November, when the problem was first treated).  The Daily News reports, NYC Transit hired exterminators in November to steam clean parts of the facility, remove […]

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Singer Nicole Atkins tells amNY she fled bed bugs in Brooklyn

November 12, 2008

Chanteuse Nicole Atkins, who plays the Bowery Ballroom Friday, told amNY she moved to Jersey after battling bed bugs in Brooklyn: Atkins moved to Asbury Park, N,J., last year, which is a stone’s throw from her Garden State hometown, Neptune, which inspired her acclaimed 2007 major-label debut disc, “Neptune City.” “I just got sick of […]

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More rumors of bed bugs at Fox News

November 19, 2007

It was just over a year ago when a journalist claimed a reliable source told her of bed bugs infesting the midtown Manhattan offices of Fox News. The allegation was that the infestation “originated on the VIP couch,” a tidbit which might be apocryphal, but is too good to pass up. Still, I was skeptical […]

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