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Bed bug news round-up: USA Today, Minnesota Star-Tribune, and the Astral in Greenpoint

November 8, 2007

There is so much bed bug news now, that blogging even half of the major articles that come across my web browser is too much. I offer a selection, as well as an interesting tidbit from a NYC blogger. More news forthcoming, including an update on Cincinnati, and some exciting developments in San Francisco. First, […]

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Cincinnati government discovers bed bugs are not easily treated, news at 11

October 27, 2007

We’ve been following the saga in Cincinnati, the first city in the USA to declare war on bed bugs. This story from WLWT.com (channel 5) on Thursday indicates that the city is surprised by the persistence of bed bugs. It focuses on Cincinnati resident Samuel Blackmon. On Friday, Blackmon showed off his apartment to some […]

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The strange case of bed bugs in Bushwick

September 14, 2007

Welcome to Brooklyn Originally uploaded by TheGirlsNY Bushwick, Brooklyn is home to two large dueling loft buildings: 248 and 255 McKibbin Street. Yes, that’s right: they’re buildings so hip, fun, and now, they have their own myspace pages. (Don’t laugh, but we have one too.) Gawker did an article today about the buildings’ problems with […]

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More bed bug stories from Cincinnati; also, pig spotted in sky over New York City

September 8, 2007

Today, Cincinnati’s WKRC (local12.com) tells more local bed bug stories in an article and video. “Bed bugs,” said Diann Waters, bed bugs in home. “All over my baby.” Diann Waters may tell her son, “don’t let the bed bugs bite” before he goes to sleep, but it looks like they did anyways. “He done scratched […]

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Finally, somebody does something: Cincinnati’s new Bed Bug Remediation Commission

September 7, 2007

We’ve been following the bed bug situation in Cincinnati for a while. Yesterday, Joe Wessels of the Cincinnati Post reported that city officials were forming a commission to fight the problem: The Bedbug Remediation Commission, a five-member panel of local health, social service and elected leaders, is in the process of forming and will try […]

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An intelligent article about bed bugs in New Jersey’s Star-Ledger

July 18, 2007

This account of bed bugs in New Jersey by Meg Nugent, in yesterday’s Times-Ledger, paints a balanced picture. It opens with a typical bed bug experience: It was six months before Joan could finally go to sleep without a night light. “I was convinced they were going to be on me — I pray to […]

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Did I get my bed bugs on Ebay?

May 30, 2007

That’s the title of this article, written by someone who had bed bugs. She speculates that she may well have gotten them from eBay. Or from a roommate who is completely unaffected by the bugs, but who likes to travel. (Maybe he brought them home, but, unallergic, never noticed them). She also has an experience […]

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