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Patient residence in Ottawa refuses clothing donations due to bed bugs: why?

February 24, 2013

Nunatsiaq Online reports that a residence in Ottawa for Nunavut residents seeking medical treatment is infested with bed bugs thought to have come from clothing donations: Larga Baffin is making sure that the patient residence is clean, following the discovery of three bedbugs in a room. Bedbugs have been found at the Larga Baffin patient residence […]

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Bed bugs found at Catawba College, Wake Forest, NYU, Penn State & Missouri State

September 16, 2010

It’s that time of year: “Welcome to college.  Meet your new roommates: bed bugs!” Whenever lots of people move around, bed bugs will too.  And in the first few weeks of the new semester, we always hear reports of bed bugs turning up at college.   As with the bed bug press in general, it does […]

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Bed bugs teach unwanted lesson at 4-H science camp

August 4, 2010

It’s summer camp season, and parents should be aware that bed bugs may come home from camp, along with the macrame plant hangers and duffel bags of dirty socks and shorts. NBC reports today that a 4-H science camp ended when bed bugs when bed bugs were discovered in some of the camper’s dorm rooms: […]

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Bed bugs close second Abercrombie & Fitch store in New York

July 2, 2010

The Wall Street Journal’s Metropolis blog reports that the Abercrombie and Fitch store at South Street Seaport has now been closed due to bed bugs detected there. It appears the firm had its other locations searched after their Hollister Epic store was discovered to have bed bugs earlier this week. (The Hollister store is still […]

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Co-op pays $250K after bed bugs found in several units, storage area, stairwells

July 29, 2009

BrickUnderground reports that the July/August 2009 issue of Habitat magazine (not yet available on their website) reports that a three-tower, 217-unit Theater District co-op building paid $250,000 to get rid of its bed bug problem. BrickUnderground writes, The co-op in the Habitat article found bed bugs in several neighboring apartments, two stairwells and some of […]

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Bed bug education event on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Tuesday focused on prevention and IPM

March 4, 2009

WLOX.com reports that a bed bug education session was held in Gulfport, Mississippi yesterday: GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) – Don’t let the bed bugs bite! That’s what local pest control employees, state health officials, and people in the tourism industry learned Tuesday. About 70 people took part in a training session in Gulfport to learn more […]

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Bed bugs in Washington, D.C.? Yes! And growing in number daily.

January 28, 2009

The Washington City Paper has a cover story today on bed bugs! In it, Audrey Dutton reports on the status of bed bugs in that city, and on the city’s plans to fight the problem. We have known there were lots of bed bugs in D.C. for a long time. The Norwood Apartments tenants we […]

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Woman notifies hotel desk about bed bugs in room, is evicted from hotel

October 16, 2008

Channel 5 in Kansas City, Missouri reports that a woman says she found bed bugs in her room at the Value Place Hotel after noticing bed bug bites on her child. Instead of moving the woman to another room and dealing with the problem, the hotel simply evicted her: After she alerted the front desk, […]

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Bed bugs where you do expect to find them: Boston Globe on hotels hiring bed bug dogs

January 3, 2008

The Boston Globe has a new article about bed bugs, mainly focusing on how ten or so hotels in Boston are employing a bed bug dog to do regular walkthroughs. In the 3 1/2 years it’s been open, Jurys Boston Hotel has never found bedbugs on its premises, nor have its guests complained about being […]

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New York Magazine on bed bugs

November 13, 2007

New York Magazine has a new bed bug story dated November 12th (print edition of 11/19), by Melissa Kirsch. It contains lots of solid advice about not picking up curbside furniture, being wary of Craigslist finds, and searching for fecal spots and blood stains. But it also contains some advice we don’t normally see. Especially […]

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Finally, somebody does something: Cincinnati’s new Bed Bug Remediation Commission

September 7, 2007

We’ve been following the bed bug situation in Cincinnati for a while. Yesterday, Joe Wessels of the Cincinnati Post reported that city officials were forming a commission to fight the problem: The Bedbug Remediation Commission, a five-member panel of local health, social service and elected leaders, is in the process of forming and will try […]

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Bed bugs in New Haven: why can’t housing officials solve the problem?

August 13, 2007

When we first heard part of New Haven’s Crawford Manor public housing was infested with bed bugs, housing officials were taking the infestations seriously (good) but also moving tenants from infested home to local hotels and then other apartments (not good), and also rushing to blame a woman who carries her belongings around and has […]

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