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“200 bed bugs in every train compartment”? Rentokil’s PR FAIL

March 16, 2010

On March 3rd, the Daily Mail reported based on research by Rentokil that . . . on average, a single train compartment houses a staggering 1,000 cockroaches, 200 bed bugs, 200 fleas, 500 dust mites and 100 carpet beetles. And remember that we suggested back then that this was a bit sensational? (Along with the […]

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200 bed bugs in every UK train compartment!?!

March 3, 2010

The Daily Mail (UK) reports that Research by pest controllers Rentokil shows that, on average, a single train compartment houses a staggering 1,000 cockroaches, 200 bed bugs, 200 fleas, 500 dust mites and 100 carpet beetles. Well, blimey!  Someone should do something about that! It’s not that bed bugs and other pests can’t infest train […]

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Cymexide Nano Fogger being tested in France

September 21, 2008

There’s an article in tomorrow’s Guardian (UK) about how bed bugs are on the increase in Britain, how foreign travel may bring bed bugs from one country to another, etc. We’ve heard it before. But here’s something we hadn’t heard: Rentokil has been working on new insecticides, including the Cymexide Nano Fogger, which is being […]

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Times article on spread of bed bugs via trains, planes, and automobiles

August 25, 2008

A Times (UK) article today on the spread of bed bugs emphasized the role of travel, specifically, the spread of bed bugs in public transportation: Savvas Othon, technical director at Rentokil, said: “The short turnaround times for planes and other forms of transport means they are sometimes not inspected as thoroughly as they used to […]

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Bed bugs spreading in Finland too

February 26, 2008

The Helsingen Sanomat reports that bed bugs are making a comeback in Finland: In recent years, these nocturnal insects have been detected in homes in the Greater Helsinki area, but also in Tampere and elsewhere in the Pirkanmaa region, as well as in Oulu. The City of Helsinki Environment Centre receives several inquiries about bedbugs […]

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News round-up: UK’s Daily Telegraph on bed bugs; Cincinnati’s finest are working to avoid bed bugs

October 9, 2007

Monday’s Daily Telegraph featured a long article on bed bugs in the UK. Overall it was a typical story of the spread of bed bugs in Britain, and coming as it does from a well-respected source, it is a good thing. I was, however, disappointed in some of the information provided. First, the journalist Judith […]

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News of the World: New Bedbug Horror Facing England

September 30, 2007

News of the World covered bed bugs this week. The article comes under the banner “New Bedbug Horror Facing England,” and below a photo of a Titanic-like bed bug floating through a sea of white carpeting fibers: (Photo by News of the World) It is entitled, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers!” NOTW journalist Sophy Ridge […]

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