The Huffington Post: Nicholas Brown’s bed bugs, volumes 3 and 4

November 2, 2007

Somehow I got behind on Nicholas Brown’s bed bug saga; two more installments have appeared. He posted volume 3 last week, which chronicles the “laundry and first treatment” phase. Somewhat unconventionally, Brown as his roommates Katherine and Jihad had not done much prep before their PCO showed up. He was kind enough to come back […]

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Disabled NJ man who reported bed bugs is evicted for not doing prep & (allegedly) not reporting bed bugs promptly

October 19, 2007

The Daily Record reports that a landlord is trying to evict George Veghte, a disabled man from Rutgers Village, a complex in Parsippany, NJ. He asked for help with his bed bugs. They told him to prep, but he could not follow all steps on his own. His lease was terminated Sept. 27, about a […]

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FAQ: How do I prepare for pest control treatment? Should I put everything in bags?

March 27, 2007

Don’t prepare too much for a pre-treatment inspection visit! Your PCO should be able to inspect your premises as they are, which makes it easier to spot bugs and signs of bugs. You don’t want to vacuum and change the sheets before the PCO comes to inspect, or s/he may miss obvious signs of bed […]

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More from Edmonton bed bug evictions case

December 3, 2006

Previously, I blogged about the case in Edmonton, where tenants were evicted for not complying with the preparations for extermination in their apartments (which involved bagging clothes and moving or removing furniture. Now, the Edmonton Journal is reporting that some tenants who claim to have complied with the preparations for bed bug treatment in their […]

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Bedbug evictions: Edmonton tenants evicted because they did not prepare for spraying

December 1, 2006

We know it is important for people in bedbug-infested units to follow certain procedures in order to prepare for pest control to spray and treat their apartments. We also know how time consuming, difficult, and costly preparations can be. But now the Edmonton Sun reports that residents of several units of a bedbug-infested building in […]

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