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Intro. 57: bed bug task force to get New York City Council vote on 3/11

March 6, 2009

I just received the following message below from Gale Brewer, updating us on the status of the Bed Bug Task Force bill, Intro. 57. Another section of the same bill — the part which bans the sale of reconditioned mattresses — is not being voted on concurrently. Since support for the Bed Bug Task Force […]

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Amazing news: New York City Council to hold hearings on three bed bug bills, 2/24/09 at 1 pm

February 6, 2009

This is great. As New York vs. Bed Bugs reports today, the New York City Council is going to hold hearings on three bed bug bills on February 24th at 1 pm at City Hall. It’s a joint hearing by the Consumer Affairs, Health, and Sanitation committees on bills Intro. No. 57, Intro. no. 872, […]

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Bed bugs in “refurbished” mattresses on Fox NY

May 22, 2008

In the video below from 5/19/2008, Fox News NY visits a mattress recycling operation in Woodside to report on bed bugs in “refurbished” mattresses. It is perfectly legal to spritz, recover, and resell used mattresses in New York. They have to be sanitized and labeled properly. There is currently no way we know of to […]

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Toronto Star: Within five years, bedbugs will be more common than mice, roaches, carpenter ants”

October 11, 2006

Now we’re getting somewhere. For years, when they mentioned bed bugs at all, which was rarely, the press was talking about people with bed bug infestations needing to do some laundry, throw out a mattress, maybe move. (All insufficient and/or not helpful, as we know.) Some news outlets are still at this level. Their refrain: […]

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