politics

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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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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Update on New York State bed bug legislation (parental notification re: bed bugs in school)

April 10, 2008

Remember the bed bug legislation introduced by Michael Gianaris and passed in the NYS Assembly last May? We were happy the Assembly passed it. But Bill A6667a later died in the NYS Senate in January of this year. The good news is that the bill has now been amended and approved by the Assembly once […]

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Why we need a massive public education campaign about bed bugs (reason #327)

April 3, 2008

A reader in the NY/NJ/CT tri-state area wrote tonight to tell me this story. The reader, who has suffered much from bed bugs and was discarding a cherished piece of wooden furniture only after a long fight with bed bugs and many treatments. It was wrapped in sealed plastic and labeled as being infested with […]

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bed bugs on the campaign trail

December 21, 2007

Mary Cheney on sleeping with bed bugs during a campaign tour: To stretch their funds, Cheney said, candidates and staff stay in pretty bad hotels when they’re on the road. “There are some incredibly beautiful hotels in this country,” she said, “and if you are working on a political campaign, you will be staying in […]

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