Milwaukee Hospital quarantines patients based on suspected bed bug bites

November 17, 2010

This is a strange story. reported Tuesday that Two suspected cases of bedbugs were discovered on patients who may have brought them to a Milwaukee hospital. Actually, if you read on, you find out that there were no bed bugs (or other evidence besides suspected bed bug bites) sighted at all. Aurora Sinai Medical […]

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Bed bug bites: latest research says most do react

April 4, 2010

Bed bug bites are one of the murkiest areas when it comes to our knowledge of bed bugs: who reacts, when, and how? The latest research says most people do react to bed bug bites. The February 2010 issue of PCT Online reported the results of the latest study of bed bug bite reactions carried […]

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Bed bugs at Spring Valley, NY apartment complex

March 29, 2009

Every unit in a large (five building, 70-unit) apartment complex, Spring Valley Commons, in Spring Valley, NY, is getting treated for bed bugs. Suzan Clarke of the Journal News reports that: The treatment – which begins today – comes after residents complained to the county’s health department that they were being bitten in their homes […]

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Lou Sorkin and Bill Schutt: feeding Lou’s bed bug colony

February 1, 2009

An excellent youtube video from Bill Schutt (the author of Dark Banquet) featuring Lou Sorkin feeding his “pets.” We’re big fans of Lou Sorkin, and we can’t thank him (and all the other entomologists who do this) enough for enduring bed bug bites in the sake of research. As Lou quips, “Without me, what are […]

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Bed bugs at San Diego State University

January 29, 2009

The Daily Aztec (an independent student paper) reported yesterday [direct link dead as of 3/14, removed] on the bed bug situation at San Diego State University. Officials there say there are currently no known bed bug cases, though the article notes there have been bed bugs found on campus in recent months. One place bed […]

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Bed bug bites make you itchy and scratchy? Anti-itch remedies

June 1, 2007

Updated 8/2015 We often hear people asking for remedies for the itching caused by bed bug bites. Here are some suggestions for dealing with the itch from bed bug bites: Keep your skin well-hydrated with a hypoallergenic, non-fragranced moisturizer applied twice a day (Aveeno and Cetaphil are great and among the reasonably-priced). Dry skin itches […]

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Comment from APilot about bed bugs

March 21, 2007

(Editor’s Note: APilot wrote on the “Where do I start?” page, and I am reposting it here so it will get more readers.) APilot writes: This is from a letter I’m writing for my union publication. Any feedback? What do wheals and papules have to do with my career in Aviation? “Nothing,” I thought until […]

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Bed bug bites: I react and my partner does not. Why?

March 14, 2007

Today I got this email from a Reader: Why is it that some people aren’t being bitten and some are? Example: My boyfriend and I share an apartment. I am being bitten all night long. He, on the other hand, does not seem to be bothered at all by these critters. Please, I need an […]

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