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Bed bug B.S. in the media, part II – Rachael Ray on preventing infestations, bed bug lifespan

September 30, 2010

Although I found the misinformation in the Ohio story about sanitizing secondhand items disturbing, Rachael Ray’s second big bed bug feature, which aired yesterday, gave it a run for its money. (A previous Rachael Ray segment on bed bugs aired last October.) Although Dr. Ian provided some useful advice, other suggestions were pointless or even […]

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Bed bug B.S. in the media, part I – Ohio’s secondhand stores

September 30, 2010

Though the media frenzy around bed bugs is conveying lots of good information, the bed bug B.S. is not any less prevalent than it used to be. First, let’s consider this NBC 4i report that explores the issue of bed bugs and secondhand merchandise in Ohio. (If embedded video does not play, click here to […]

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Bergdorf Goodman hires canine scent detection team to sniff out bed bugs

August 12, 2010

Shopping blog Refinery29 reports that New York City luxury department store Bergdorf Goodman has signed up for routine bed bug inspections by a canine scent detection unit: Hollister, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Victoria’s Secret have all had a bad case of the bed bugs here in NYC, but Bergdorf Goodman refuses to let their store […]

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Bed bugs at Buy Buy Baby in Chelsea, a fancy Hamptons rental, and possibly still in Hollister

July 19, 2010

NY1 reports that Buy Buy Baby recently had its store in Chelsea at 25th Street and 7th Avenue inspected by two different firms looking for bed bugs. According to NY1, The company says some published comments indicated the store at 25th Street and Seventh Avenue was infested. But officials say two independent services inspected the […]

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Bed bugs close Hollister store, New York City

July 1, 2010

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Hollister Epic store in SoHo closed Wednesday because of a bed bug infestation on the premises. (Hollister is an Abercrombie and Fitch brand.) Apparently the store’s shirtless male models that normally greet customers at the door are now turning them away. The WSJ was quick to emphasize that […]

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Word of bed bugs is spreading

January 27, 2008

Check out the quotation from the last paragraph of this discussion with Edith Grossman,  in Book Forum, which calls her “the foremost English translator of Spanish-language literature:” Grossman is a reader’s reader, happy to have gotten cheap paperbacks from neighborhood stores like the old Shakespeare & Co., Labyrinth Books (now Bookculture), and Papyrus (now Morningside […]

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