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Bed bug bites: latest research says most do react

April 4, 2010

Bed bug bites are one of the murkiest areas when it comes to our knowledge of bed bugs: who reacts, when, and how? The latest research says most people do react to bed bug bites. The February 2010 issue of PCT Online reported the results of the latest study of bed bug bite reactions carried […]

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New bed bug dog in Vancouver; free bed bug k9 inspections!

February 5, 2009

Orkin in Vancouver has just acquired a bed bug sniffing dog. Vancouver, meet Frankie! Frankie was rescued from a shelter and trained for 600 hours at Florida Canine Academy (run by Bill Whitstine). An Orkin employee wrote to Bedbugger, For a VERY limited time our company will be offering free inspections to those in the […]

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Bed bugs on the rise in Detroit

November 10, 2008

Here’s a story from WXYZ in Detroit, Michigan. It’s the standard “bed bugs are real, and they’re in our area!” story that local news channels are turning out one by one. It focuses on the Shapiro family, who apparently got bed bugs from daughter Mackenzie’s newly acquired secondhand bed frame. And it cites Terminix and […]

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German couple surprised by bed bugs in Cortez, Colorado hotel

August 27, 2008

Some tourists come to Colorado looking for the “Wild West.” However, I don’t think bed bugs are what they have in mind. The Durango Herald, in Durango, Colorado, reported Tuesday on a recent bed bug encounter in a Cortez, Colorado hotel: German tourists Billy and Helga Held didn’t travel to Cortez to have a close […]

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Bridgeport, Connecticut tenants have had bed bugs more than a year

June 9, 2008

Tenants of 575 Ellsworth Street in Bridgeport, Connecticut say they have had bed bugs since May, 2007 (more than a year), according to this Connecticut Post article. Teresa Bayliss, who has lived in her third-floor apartment for nine years, said the residents have been battling with the insects for more than a year. “Basically, this […]

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Maclean’s on bed bugs

January 11, 2008

Canadian news weekly Maclean’s has a story on bed bugs dated January 3, 2008 by John Intini. The article conveys the scope of the problem and the speed at which it seems to be spreading: To get a full sense of the bedbug boom, ask any pest control expert. [Carlo] Panacci, for one, used to […]

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