sofas

Craigslist warns of bed bugs in Pawtucket curbside freebies

August 6, 2015

It’s not unusual to see “curb alerts” on Craigslist, where a poster lets others know of something laying on the curbside to be freecycled. However, today we have a Craigslist poster warning others not to take the items outside a particular address in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, which the poster claims has bed bugs: The ad […]

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Landlord tells all tenants to toss sofas, mattresses as bed bug “prep”

March 18, 2010

All residents of a bed bug-infested building in Fruitland, Maryland were told by their landlord to toss out their sofas and mattresses before the building is treated for bed bugs. WMDT reports that John Justice and his neighbors were told to toss out their sofas and mattresses. The landlord gave all the residents a letter […]

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Bed bugs and furniture rentals: a risky business

October 31, 2009

Aaron Schalk told Channel Four in Nashville (see: Bedbugs Infest Family’s Sofas) that his pest control operator suspected sofas from an unnamed furniture rental firm brought bed bugs into his family’s home: Schalk said the pest control worker asked where the couches came from. “She said, “Did you get them from a rental place?” We […]

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2009 Great Sofa Roundup in Fort Collins, Colorado cancelled due to bed bugs

July 1, 2009

For the last eight years, the city of Fort Collins, Colorado has invited residents to dump their old sofas and chairs in a parking lot, and invited Colorado State University students to come and find a “new” sofa.  It seemed like a nice bit of matchmaking. However, the event is being cancelled this year due […]

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Caveat dumpster! Do not take those Brooklyn sofas, Craigslist readers

May 5, 2009

Those Craigslist crazies are at it again, this time in Bushwick/East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Check this out: CURB ALERT: 2 nice couches (Bushwick/E. Williamsburg) Two very nice couches have been thrown out in front of 15 Thames St, in Bushwick/East Williamsburg. One is red velvet, the other is a floral pattern. They both have signs that […]

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Climbup Insect Interceptors: new & inexpensive passive bed bug monitors

February 24, 2009

Sometimes discovering whether you have bed bugs (or still have bed bugs) is the hardest part of this ordeal. Luckily, 2009 is the year of the bed bug monitor. While some are thinking high-tech, it is also important to know that low-tech monitors are being improved. This month, the CDC 3000 is starting to be […]

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Bed Bug Success Stories: Collette and a professional steamer

February 19, 2008

Note: since this post was written, Bedbugger has a new FAQ on Killing Bed Bugs With Steam. There are steamer recommendations and further tips on technique and safety in the Steaming FAQ, compiled by bedbugger Mangycur and nobugs. We have long had a success stories page. And though readers often forget to write and tell […]

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Reader Question: how easy is it to spread bed bugs?

October 12, 2007

A reader writes, Hello, I found your site and wanted to ask a question. I rent an NYC apartment and it has been confirmed by an exterminator that we have bed bugs. I am wondering about the transportation of bed bugs. For example, I work in a corporate office…What are the odds that I’ve transported […]

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“Take me please, I’m not infested”

August 31, 2007

That’s the plea on a discarded sofa, the photo of which is posted on the wonderfully-named Greenpoint blog, newyorkshitty.com. What the authors of the sign do not know is, just because they do not feel any bites, doesn’t mean you won’t. Many people don’t react to bed bug bites. Caveat curb-shopper!

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