Residents sue motel on Staten Island due to bed bugs

July 24, 2009

Edward Reed and Juanise Rayford are among eleven residents who are suing the Midland Motor Inn, a motel on Staten Island, because of bed bugs.  Staten Island Live reports that The couple are among 11 motel residents who have recently sued the building owner, 630 Midmot Corp., in state Supreme Court, St. George. The plaintiffs, […]

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Reuters: Nigerian buses and bed bugs?

January 8, 2009

This Reuters piece was about how passengers on Nigerian motorcycle taxis were putting calabashes and portions of tires on their heads to avoid using the taxi’s passenger helmets, under a new law that requires motorcycle riders to wear helmets. Newspapers quoted passengers as saying they feared the helmets could be laced with magic spells so […]

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Barona Resort and Casino bed bug lawsuit

June 8, 2008

This bed bug case has been pending for three years. And for a few reasons, it’s an interesting one. The Los Angeles Times reports that Gloria and Robert Chisley claim they were bitten by bed bugs in the Barona Resort and Casino, in Lakeside, California (August 2005). The case is interesting, first of all, because […]

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Harvard dorm treated for scabies–but what was it really? Also, bed bugs at Columbia?

October 26, 2007

Ivy League gossip blog the IvyGate explained this week that the supposed scabies outbreak that forced everyone in the Pennypacker Harvard freshman dorm to be treated for scabies with a full-body pyrethrin cream application (not to mention making them all undergo the extensive laundering and calling-of-romantic-partners that condition requires), is now thought not to have […]

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Bed bugs taking over Ireland, too

June 19, 2007

This, from a major national Irish paper, sounds familiar. Bedbugs are back . . . in swarming numbers Monday June 18 2007, The Irish Independent INFESTATIONS of bedbugs are on the rise throughout Ireland due to the rapid growth in foreign travel and rising temperatures. As the unwelcome guests return in droves, pest-controllers are called […]

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